Year 10 Visual Art

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Mrkusic

The Year 10 Visual Arts course is designed to stimulate and excite young creative minds. Students will explore a wide variety of media and techniques intended to broaden their skill base. The course content focuses on engagement in the creative process not on assessment. TOPICS COVERED 3D construction; posterized self portraits; clay modelling and plaster/latex casting; printmaking; mark making; figure drawing; paint technique; mixed media; collage. PROGRESSION IN ART STUDIES Visual Art is an area of study that encourages learning practical as well as academic skills from Year 9 through to Year 13. The study of Art History alongside Visual Art at senior level is particularly recommended to give students the enhanced background learning to equip them to make more informed and analytical Visual Art. NEXT STEPS The following is a guide to demonstrate how the courses are structured throughout each level of study. - Year 9 – 13-week core programme - Year 10 – Full year course – 3 periods per week - Year 11 – Level 1 NCEA – 4 periods per week - Year 12 – Level 2 NCEA – Visual Art and Art History – 4 periods per week - Year 13 – Level 3 NCEA – Visual Art and Art History – 4 periods per week. Also the opportunity to sit for Visual Arts Scholarship. Students of Visual Art need to be aware that this course requires excellent time management. Making art is dependent on sequential learning, physical time and labour. All students are encouraged and supported in developing these skills and clear time lines for deadlines will be signalled at regular intervals.

Year 10 Visual Art
Jess Faafoi Year 10 Visual Art


Level 1 Visual Art

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry

Pathway Tags

Artist, Art Conservationist, Architect, Archivist, Animator, Cartoonist, Curator, Designer, Historian, Creative Director (film/television), Photographer, Town Planner, Teacher/Tutor, Web Page Designer, Interactive Multimedia Producer, Illustrator, Art therapist, Body artist, Conservator


All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:

and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Learning Area for that subject.