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NCEA Level 2 Printmaking
Level 2
Number of Credits: up to 20

Entry Recommendations: NCEA Level 1 Visual Arts or entry in consultation with the Head of Visual Arts Faculty.  

Course Outline: This 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 influences of contexts on the characteristics and production of art and their own work.
  • Apply and extend understanding of a range of conventions from art practice, using appropriate processes and procedures.
  • Develop technical understanding of a range of art media.
  • Generate, anaylse and extend ideas, showing understanding of art practice.
  • Research and analyse how artworks are constructed and interpreted to communicate meanings.

This course may run alongside NCEA L2 Painting. 

Course Costs: $200 to cover Art materials, workbook, and printing.

This course leads to: NCEA Level 3 Printmaking.

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

AS 91313
Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to printmaking
4 Credits
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 10
AS 91323
Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within printmaking
12 Credits
Assessment Period - Term 4, Week 2
Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established printmaking practice
4 Credits
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 10
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