Tawa College Tawa College

10 Art Practical

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Perera.

10 Art Practical
In this course students will develop a broad range of Art and Design skills incorporating a wide variety of subject matter. They will be encouraged to produce individual work in response to a series of assignments. Each assignment will involve some analysis and application of traditional and/or contemporary Art or Design. Students will use a mixture of traditional and contemporary processes. Interested students should look at the slide show of student work in the 'Useful Links' section.
Students will participate in a Painting assignment written in accordance with NCEA Level One Achievement Standards – all students will have an opportunity to do Achievement Standard 90917 (4 credits). These credits will be endorsed once the student completes NCEA Level 1 the following year.

This course provides a foundation for NCEA Visual Arts subjects Levels 1-3. Experience in Year 9 Visual Art is not essential for this course.

Course Overview

Term 1
Drawing: Students will start the year by producing a large mixed media drawing to refresh and develop their drawing skills.

Term 2
Printmaking: Students will design and create a woodcut reduction print using the traditional processes, based on vintage tourism posters.

Term 3
Painting: Students will review and develop contemporary painting techniques with an emphasis on mixed media street art. They will then design and create a mixed media painting which allows them to express an aspect of their identity. This assignment is written in accordance with NCEA Level One Achievement Standards – all students will have an opportunity to gain 4 Level 1 NCEA credits.

Term 4
Sculpture: Students will design and create a three-dimensional sculpture using contemporary wire and plaster bandage construction techniques.

School/community mural projects: Students will have the opportunity to design and /or complete large murals for the college or the community during EOTC week. Have a look at the slide show link to see some photos!

Learning Areas:



Level 1 Art Practical 101

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Donation to cover portion of materials used: $75.00