10 Art (Full year course)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Christoffersen

The full year course provides opportunity for in-depth investigation and exploration using a range of different Art making mediums. These include Mixed-media, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Design, Sculpture and Time-based Art. Students will develop ideas and explore visual communication within a variety of contexts.

Course Objectives

  • A wide range of skills and art processes are explored through a range of disciplines including Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Design and time based Art
  • Students will generate and develop ideas in response to a variety of motivations and artist models
  • Students will analyse and evaluate how artworks and processes are used to communicate meaning
  • Students will investigate the relationship between art and its social context, and begin to make connections

Course Content
Includes investigation with wet media and dry media, collage and etching / printmaking. Observational drawing and research into personal whakapapa /history/ local environment. Students will explore working with clay to explore visual story-telling in a 3-dimensional way. Students will also complete a mixed media painting using stencilling and painting mediums to investigate a current issue meaningful to the student. In term four students taking this course will explore stop motion animation.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 9 Core Art.


Year 10 Art, full year, offers an exciting range of drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and digital animation artworks across the year.
This course also provides a foundation for Year 11 practical art and/or photography at Year 11. From Year 11 Art students can continue with Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Design to Scholarship level.

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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.

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