Level 2 Painting

Course Description

Teacher to contact with questions: Ms L. Nicholson

The Arts are a powerful form of communication that recognise the value and contribution to society that employers are looking for today. Through studying the arts you will explore, challenge and celebrate your uniqueness and your way of seeing the world by being stimulated to take risks, connect your thinking and participate in creativeness independently and collaboratively.
These courses will give you the opportunity to think outside the box, problem solve and generate stimulating pieces of art. All of the arts are taught through negotiated programs and we not only cover all the key competencies but have the values and principles of the NZC intrinsically embedded within our courses. All jargon? Then read on ………….

You will build on the skills developed at Level 1. This level also requires you to generate and develop ideas in painting and drawing around a common co-constructed theme.
You will make these is a connected way relating several pieces together similar to what we seen in an art gallery, giving you the opportunity to take part in a group exhibition. Terms 3 & 4 are folio time around a selected theme.

Term 1Visual study of a co-constructed theme e.g still life, portraits etc
Term 2Developing ideas in art into an exhibition
Term 3Folio boards
Term 4Folio completion and group project

At the completion of this course you will have:
•A portfolio of work to take into further education and employment
•Thinking skills employers are looking for in today’s market
•Entry subjects for Polytechnic and University and other tertiary study
•The world of work as your thinking skills will be enhanced following arts courses


Level 3 Painting, Level 3 Photography

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Equipment and media will need to be purchased.

Recommended Prior Learning

No prerequisites needed except the desire to work hard, have an interest in the arts and be will to move out of your comfort zone

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90913 v4 Visual Arts 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of art works from a Māori and another cultural context using art terminology
A.S. 90914 v3 Visual Arts 1.2 - Use drawing methods and skills for recording information using wet and dry media
A.S. 90915 v2 Visual Arts 1.3 - Use drawing conventions to develop work in more than one field of practice
A.S. 90916 v3 Visual Arts 1.4 - Produce a body of work informed by established practice, which develops ideas, using a range of media
A.S. 90917 v3 Visual Arts 1.5 - Produce a finished work that demonstrates skills appropriate to cultural conventions
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 30 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Pathway Tags

Artist, Event Manager, Body and Makeup artist, Art Historian, Web Designer, Industrial Designer, Landscape Artist, Nail Technician, Window Dresser, Clothes Designer, Hairdresser, Signwriter, Cartoonist, Illustrator, Art Teacher, Art Therapist