12 Art Painting

Although next year timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs B. Spencer

Level 2 Painting

Monika Ko 2019

Painting is an ever-changing exploration of media, techniques and concepts. This course builds on processes, and techniques initiated in Year 11 Art. Students’ ability to communicate visually is enhanced by a personalised programme of study. 

Students will select and structure visual elements, communicate ideas and solve problems through making art works.
Students will be required to complete two major practical assignments. The assignments will include research on aspects of painting practice, journal documentation of related explorations in drawing and a final folio submission. Students will investigate a specific theme, identifying and generating their own individual ideas.

This course offers two achievement standards worth a total of 16 credits. One achievement standard is internally assessed and one is external. Work will be assessed in two different ways:

Internal assessment – Assignments carried out in the first two terms.

External assessment – A two board folio submission.

Please note that work begins on folios at the start of the year by completing the internal standard. This internal standard is designed to prepare students with the necessary skills to complete the folio which can be used the following year to gain entrance to a University visual arts course.

Karen Li 2020

Course Overview

Term 1
Introduction to Art Painting
Generating an image bank
Building understanding of Painting conventions
Introduction of artist models

Term 2
Further exploration of Painting conventions
Development of overall theme or idea
Completion of 2.2
1 board completed

Term 3
Deeper investigation into communicating ideas visually
Programme becomes more individualised as students explore their themes
Completion of 2.4
2 boards completed

Term 4
All course work complete

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 11 Visual Art with at least an Achieved in the external standard or with approval from the HOD.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

$60 Take Home Contribution. Students taking this course will produce products that will be taken home and therefore will be asked to pay $60 for the cost of materials.

Stationery for the course is a seperate cost. Costs are subject to changes based on 2022 price changes.

Description Type Value
Take home contribution Non-Voluntary $60.00
Painting materials and equipment Voluntary $100.00


Year 13 Painting, Printmaking, Design, Sculpture and Scholarship. This course can be complemented with Year 12 Art History.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91311 v2
Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to painting
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91321 v2
Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within painting
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 12
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0


We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.