Level 1 Visual Arts


Successful completion of at least two trimesters of Middle School Visual Arts over two years. However the main requirement will be a strong interest in art, determination, and a curious and creative mind.

Course description:

Students will develop their ability to generate, develop and refine visual ideas within a thematically based programme, using a range of art making conventions and techniques. Students will investigate relationships between the production of art works and their social context, investigate art and artists, and learn to identify and evaluate how art ideas and art making processes are used to communicate meaning.

Students are expected to develop a high degree of responsibility for their work and creative ideas during this course. They can select the option line for senior visual arts that best fits their timetable. 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:

AS90917 Produce a finished work that demonstrates skills appropriate to cultural conventions (4)

AS91018 Demonstrate knowledge of media and methods used to produce art works (4)

AS91016 Demonstrate understanding of the subject matter of art works (4)

AS90915 Use drawing conventions to develop work in more than one field of practice (6)

AS90916 Produce a body of work informed by established practice, which develops ideas, using a range of media (12)

(A typical course load will consist of 16 – 20 credits)

Leads to:

Level 2 Visual Arts courses, Level 2 Photography, and Level 2 Art History.

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

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Friday 25 Sep

Last day of term 3.

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