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Level 1 Art Practical

Level 1

Course Code: 1AART
Who can I talk to: Mrs Moore-Allen, Mrs Waitai, Miss Hansen, Mr Pressnell

In Level 1 Art students will grow their creativity through making their own art works. Students will develop and express ideas, for the purpose of engaging and interacting with self and others. Through varied thinking processes, research, and invention, students will learn to explore, express and progress ideas visually, with increasing skill and depth. Students will be challenged to invent and take risks as they express ideas about the world they live in. Students will generate, develop and clarify ideas, solving problems as they make work.

Course Information

What Knowledge Will I Develop?

Students develop practical knowledge by making works that use conventions learned from the study of artists’ practice. This involves knowing how to use formal elements (such as line, shape, space, colour, tone, texture, form) and principles (such as balance, harmony, rhythm, tension, contrast, and so on). Students will develop and extend skills using a wide range of materials and techniques in three main processes - drawing, painting and printmaking, as well as others such as papercut and 3D materials. Students will investigate a theme, developing and refining ideas and skills throughout the production of their work. They will examine the works of artists, learning about why and how they were made, and will apply those insights as they make their own work. Through making art and examining the works of others, students will grow their awareness of social, cultural or environmental issues, and learn how an artistic response to issues and contexts shapes the culture of our world.

How Will The Course Contribute To My Qualification?

Code Title Credits Internal External Core Optional L1 Literacy L1 Numeracy UE Reading UE Writing Date
AS90917 Produce a finished work that demonstrates skills appropriate to cultural conventions 4 y y y 15-04-2021
AS90916 Produce a body of work informed by established practice, which develops ideas, using a range of media 12 y y 30-10-2021
AS90915 Use drawing conventions to develop work in more than one field of practice 4 y y 24-06-2021
90914 Use drawing methods and skills for recording information using wet and dry media 4 y y 01-04-2021
Credits: 22
Does this course provide a pathway to University Entrance? Yes

Entry Requirements

All students are welcome, but should have a genuine interest in developing skills in Art. Satisfactory achievement from previous level of study is required.

Course Related Costs

Costs of take-home components will be charged.

Companion Subjects

Art combines well with any other subject selection.

Subject Combination Notes

Students wishing to take 1AART and 1APHD need permission from HOD Art