Level 3 Painting


Successful completion of a Level 2 visual arts subject. See Ms Mallinson for consideration of alternative entry options.

Course description:

Students are guided to develop individualised proposals for their course of study, which includes their choice of subject matter, ideas, theoretical and philosophical influences, and inspiration from contemporary artistic practice. They can learn to recognise their own unique creative language, and contextualise their expressive approach within the wider world of artistic practice. Students wishing to complete full year courses in both painting and printmaking should select art on two option lines. Year 13 students are expected to be self-motivated and demonstrate leadership. There will be students learning at NCEA levels one, two and three in the same class. In term one, all senior art students will work together developing art works for their own community exhibition and to fundraise for a local cause. Students will develop a wide range of technical skills in this project, that will form the basis for individualised creative directions during the rest of the year.

Credits available:

AS91460 Produce a resolved work that demonstrates purposeful control of skills appropriate to a visual arts cultural context      4

AS91485 Examine the impact of media and processes on art works     4

AS91451 Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established painting practice 4

AS91456 Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within painting practice 14

Leads to:

Tertiary study and careers in fine arts, visual arts, maori visual arts, art history, art theory, cultural studies, painting, printmaking, sculpture, conceptual art, installation, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, fashion, photography (darkroom and digital), multimedia, new media, design including website design, animation, gaming, corporate identity and marketing, book covers, magazines, advertising creative, interior design, art psychotherapy, arts access, curatorial roles in museums, galleries, dealer galleries, education/teaching/lecturing.

Cost: $60

Contact: Ms Mallinson

Upcoming events

Friday 11 Dec

11th December Last day of term 4, 2020.

Friday 11 Dec

11th December Junior and middle school prizegiving takes place at the Regent theatre.

Monday 30 Nov

Westland Anniversay Day holiday. No school.

Monday 23 Nov

23rd November Senior Prizegiving takes place at the Regent Theatre.

Friday 13 Nov

13th November Senior students go on study leave for their NCEA exams.

Monday 26 Oct

Labour day holiday. No School.

Monday 12 Oct

12th October to 17th October Westland High School will be staging Big Fish a School production at the Regent t... [Read more]

Monday 12 Oct

Term 4 begins

Friday 25 Sep

Last day of term 3.

Friday 25 Sep

25th September the Westland High School Ball takes place. More information regarding venue and other details w... [Read more]
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