NCEA Level 1 Art 101
Teacher in Charge: M. Ross
This course focuses on teaching and extending both traditional and contemporary art making techniques. These include drawing, painting, printmaking and digital processes. With reference to works by national and international artists, students will create a related series of drawings, paintings and prints in which they are encouraged to develop their own compositions using their choice of subject matter. They will have the opportunity to explore either a 'Fantasy' or 'Truth' based topic of their choice. Truth based topics could include current or historical events and issues such as popular culture, social/global issues, or identity and their ‘sense of place’ in our cultural milieu. Fantasy topics could be derived from favourite books, movies or computer games. The main focus will be on the external standard worth 12 credits. For this, students create a two panel folio of multi media artworks. Students complete 2 internal Achievement Standards. These standards are learning standards to support and enhance the external folio. Interested students should look at the slide show included in the 'Useful Links' section.
This course may lead on to Level 2 Visual Art Painting, Printmaking, Design and Photography. These 4 disciplines continue as separate subjects in Level 3 for University Entrance.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$80. This covers all materials used.
Recommended Prior Learning
While satisfactory performance in Year 10 Art would be helpful, students may be given entry without the completion of Year 10 at the Head of Department’s discretion. Students and their parents are welcome to contact the HOD of Art to discuss details of the course.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
This is a learning or 'refreshing' standard. Students will be taught mixed media drawing and painting using a variety of traditional and contemporary artist model based processes. Some work produced will later be used to form the start to the external folio.
This standard will encourage students to produce both a traditional etching and a digital character design. Students will place either themselves OR a person of their choice into their selected theme's 'future' environment.
Work from both Internal standards will form the start to their 2 board folio. Students will then complete their folio by creating a series of large artworks that develop and extend their chosen theme and individual style.
Students who did Art in Year 10 may have already achieved these credits. Students new to Art can complete this assignment using one of their large board 2 Artworks for their submission.
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