Teacher in Charge: M. Brown
WHAT THE COURSE WILL COVER:
Art students will produce 5-6 top quality pieces of artwork during the term. Each artwork will explore different art ideas important to making and understanding art. Students will experiment with a variety of materials and techniques. Students will develop their practical artmaking skills as well as gain confidence in their creativity.
Throughout the course students will study the work of famous artists and will develop the skills to evaluate their own work, and the work of others.
METHODS OF LEARNING:
Learning is largely based around practical work, but research and some theory is included in the course. In Visual Arts you will study drawing, painting and other media.
As you learn about art you will develop very important work habits and skills such as self-management, time management and perseverance. Our AshColl values are very important in the art department! Achieve Quality, Have Pride, Show Respect.
WHERE DOES THE SUBJECT LEAD?
Visual Arts subjects are all NCEA achievement standards and University Entrance approved for NCEA Level 1-3 and Scholarship. At senior level you can produce portfolios based on Painting, Photography or Design. You can also take more general art courses made up of ‘modules’ or Art History is an option too. There are many tertiary study options and creative industry career pathways if creativity is something you enjoy. For example, Graphic Design, Concept Design, Architecture, Illustration and Animation, Professional Photography, Fashion Design, Fine Arts...many possibilities!
All Year 9 Art students will visit the Ashburton Art Gallery as part of the course. There are always plenty of community events and competitions to be a part of if students are keen to do extra art activities.