Year 11 Art - Visual

Course Description

This course will develop students' ability to use a wide range of alternative art-making media; Painting, Print-making and Sculpture, based on the theme “He aha taku e kite ai - What I can see”.  This course is for students who enjoy exploring media in a variety of ways and learn through testing techniques. Students will be given the opportunity to work large-scale and in collaboration with others.  

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Creativity: You will be challenged to think of alternative solutions, use your own art-making experience to inform your next steps, use media with flair, re-interpret imagery in your own way, and apply media in diverse ways.
  • “He aha taku e kite ai - What I can see”. You will develop your own subject matter and ideas relating to this overarching topic.

  • Decision Making: You will focus on extending your media knowledge, select artist models that extend your learning and make decisions about media, scale and technique. 
  • Woodblock, Etching, Screen-Printing, Stencilling, Spray Paint, Collage, Large Scale, Collaborative, 3-Dimensional Construction.

  • Interpersonal Skills: You may work with others to develop your ideas and work together to achieve a final outcome.
  • Finished final work along with your documentation of research, ideas and process in a workbook and your final works will be presented as a 'mini-folio' (digital/physical).

  • Visual Literacy: Use images to describe and express your ideas. Your work will relate to your own interpretation of the set theme.

Resources Required

All resources are supplied for use in class. * If students wish to have their own supply of material to use both in class and at home they may purchase the following: Paint Palette and Lid, No. 0 Taklon Round Paintbrush, No.4 Taklon Round Paintbrush, 2B and 6B Pencil, Black Fineline Pen (Available from Office Max)