Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

Level 3 Visual Art Painting

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms A. Blackwell.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 12 Painting

Success in English-rich subjects such as English or History are valuable for Painting at this level.

Level 3 Painting Student work by Emma Patmore - The Creators Room Top Scholar - Overall Scholarship Winner 2019

“I wanted to explore the Japanese culture that I wasn’t brought up with. And I wanted to explore ideas and express my personality through my Japanese culture as well as my Kiwi culture."

“There are people who do that through writing or speaking, but I personally like to do it by painting.”

Level 3 Painting deepens your understanding of all things painting and you are in the driving seat! This is an individualized course for people who enjoy self-directed learning and making choices. You will choose your own genre, theme, artistic influences, methods, and processes. 

Don't worry! You will still get guided tuition, from the teacher and plenty of support from your peers. 

You will complete work for one internal assessment and an externally assessed three- panel folio. This will be a culmination of five years of visual arts learning.

Level 3 Painting is a UE approved subject.

Subject Overview

Term 1
Select a genre, artists and conventions
Drawing - developing subject matter

Term 2
Term 1 continued
Develop theme
Demonstrate understanding of learning in drawings
Generate and reflect on paintings

Term 3
Term 2 continued
Develop, clarify and regenerate ideas
Select, edit and order work

Term 4
Completion of a 'body of work' for folio

Learning Areas:

Ngā Toi - Arts

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

$70 Painting pack - equipment in this pack includes a number of painting specific products is yours to keep and use at home. This pack will be issued in class.