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NCEA Level 1 Visual Arts – Painting and Printmaking
Level 1
Number of Credits: 16

Entry Recommendations: Completion of any Year 10 Visual Art course is recommended, or at the discretion of the Head of Visual Arts Faculty.

Course Outline: The course will involve two parts:

  1. Workbook studies and practical submissions covering artist research, drawing and media studies and idea development.
  2. Portfolio, an externally assessed two-panel folio which is thematically linked and demonstrates a range of media and development of ideas.

Skills developed in the course:

  • Understand and analyse the relationship between the production of art works and the contexts in which they are made, viewed and valued.
  • Apply knowledge of a range of conventions from Art practice, using appropriate processes and procedures.
  • Develop technical understanding of a range of media.
  • Generate, develop, and clarify ideas, showing understanding of Art practice.
  • Investigate, analyse, and evaluate ideas and interpret artists’ intentions in art works.

Course Costs: $100 for Art materials.

This course leads to: NCEA Level 2 Painting, Printmaking, Photography and Design or IB Art.

Assessment: Components of this course will be selected from the following standards to suit individual learning.

AS 90914
Use drawing methods and skills for recording information using wet and dry media.
4 Credits
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 2
AS 90916
Produce a body of work informed by established practice that develops ideas, using a range of media
12 Credits
Assessment Period - Term 4, Week 2
Level 1 Visual Arts – Paint/Print