Level 2 Visual Art

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Mrkusic

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 1 Visual Art or an interest in making art and an interview with the HOD

Visual Art at this level is designed specifically to prepare students for independent but guided study at Level 3 NCEA. The course offers students a balance between a structured programme as well as individual expression through the practice of art making. Students generate ideas, develop ideas into paintings using artist models then regenerate and synthesise ideas to create a body of work.

Subject Overview

Term 1
Theme / subject matter is chosen. The first internal uses drawing methods to apply understanding of artistic conventions. Artist models are used to present options and students choose from a selection.

Term 2
The second internal develops on from the first to create a sequence of connected work. Works from both internals are selected to start off panel 1 of the portfolio with scope to develop, re-generate and synthesise further.

Term 3
Continue to develop, re-generate and synthesise new work to complete panel 2 of the folio.

Term 4
Reflect on, refine and replace any folio work before the hand-in end of week 2 term 4.

Learning Areas:

The Creative Arts - Visual Art


Level 3 Visual Art

Level 1 is usually recommended as entry into Visual Arts but this is not a prerequisite. Sometimes keen Art students who don't take Art at Level 1 choose to come back in at Level 2 and this decision is made after discussion with the HOLA

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students are required to purchase a set of 10 acrylic paints and a set of brushes. If these were purchased last year and are still viable then they can be replaced as needed.
The portfolio of practical art work (external exam equivalent) has a charge of $10.00 as this is the take home component

Assessment Information Students sit two internals and one external standard. All work is practical and hands-on. The external standard is a two panel portfolio of art work submitted to NZQA by the due date early in Term 4.

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.