Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

Level 1 Visual Art

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms A. Blackwell.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 Art is preferred

Ko wai au? Who am I? The themes for the year's work is based on students' identity and personal interests. 

The themes and subject matter explored in this course, will consist of drawing in from subject matter and developing and generating ideas from TÅ«rangawaewae, the landscape, figures, the environment, Whakapapa, personal identity, personal and cultural images, still life, personal and cultural images or symbols or icons, Whatatuiki, storytelling. Works should show that ideas, techniques or conventions from artists' works have been used.

This is explored visually, through a range of wet and dry media and different art-making techniques, and processes. This course encompasses the following fields of Art practice during the course of the year - Painting - Photography - Sculpture - Digital Media. 

This course is intended to give students a model for the development and production of visual images and ideas, which they can build on in the future. Much of the year is spent improving practical techniques, developing ideas and creating final artworks for the external folio. (12 credits.)
Students will work in consultation with their teacher to devise an individualised, personal learning and assessment programme which will compromise of up to a maximum total of 20 credits. 

Students will document their ako/learning and studies of chosen subject matter in their A3 workbooks. 

Art works should be linked to each other in the way that you develop your ideas, techniques, methods and artist works studied.

Internals are assessed from the learning evidence gathered in student's workbooks. 

Learning Areas:

Ngā Toi - Arts


Level 2 Art History, Level 2 Visual Art Design, Level 2 Visual Art Painting, Level 2 Visual Art Photography

Career Pathways

Model, Nanny/Child Carer, Photographer, Printer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Tattoo Artist, Print Finisher, Signmaker, Buyer, Television Presenter, Film/Television Camera Operator, Textile Process Operator, Meteorologist, Cutter, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Painter and Decorator, Industrial Designer, Conservator, Jeweller, Technical Writer, Make-up Artist, Animator/Digital Artist, Curator, Diversional and Recreational Therapist, Actor, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Advertising Specialist, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter, Visual Merchandiser, Forensic Scientist, Early Childhood Teacher, Software Developer, Patternmaker, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Architect, Architectural Technician, Archivist, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artist, Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Florist, Author, Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Landscape Architect, Landscaper, Tailor/Dressmaker

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

Cost $60.00 for equipment and specialised stationery pack. This will be provided as a pack in class.
This includes all the materials and equipment required for this course - including paint, brushes an A3 workbook.