Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

Level 2 Visual Art Painting

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms A. Blackwell.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 11 ART

English rich subjects eg. English or History are helpful for Painting.

This course leads into Year 13 Painting. 

Make meaning of the visual world with Level 2 Painting. Develop your understanding of the reasons why and how artists make paintings; alongside techniques and processes particular to painting. In this course, we look at, find out about, talk about, compose, develop, and curate paintings! All internal assessment is designed to support the production the folio, which is a two A1 folio panels which are externally assessed. The folio is an individual body of work, which you will work on throughout the year.

Subject Overview

Term 1
What is Painting?
What are painting conventions?
Why do painters make paintings?
Drawing for painting.
Skills for painting

Term 2
Term 1 continued.
Communicating a genre and theme in paint.
Reflecting on and developing ideas

Term 3
Term 2 continued
Selecting, editing and ordering begins

Term 4
Folio completion.

Learning Areas:

Ngā Toi - Arts


Level 3 Visual Art Painting

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Mining Engineer, Holiday Park Manager, Accountant, Auditor, Diversional and Recreational Therapist, Actor, Finance Manager, Receptionist, Advertising Specialist, Copywriter, Sales and Marketing Manager, Survey Technician, Aeronautical Engineer, Aeroplane Pilot, Registered Nurse, Agricultural Technician, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Product Assembler, Paramedic

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

$70 Painting pack - all of the equipment in this pack is yours to keep and use at home. This pack will be issued in class.