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    Our Head of the Art Department is Mr Mark Hooker. His qualifications are a Bachelor of Fine arts and a Post Graduate Diploma of Teaching. His majors were Glass blowing, Design and Painting. Being a City College old boy, he is proud to return to his old school.

    The City College Art department philosophy is that anyone who is able to hold a pen and write has the ability to learn to draw. Students are encouraged to learn this important skill as it is necessary to achieve success at all levels. The students creativity and influences largely come from their own environment so they are also encouraged to use their own interests in their work.

    In years 9 and 10, the courses are mainly skills based to prepare them for gaining qualifications in their senior years. In years 11, 12 and 13, the students will begin to focus more on the ideas, contexts, interpretation and communication in Art. The more motivated they are the more freedom they will have to express themselves and use their own topics.


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    Year 9 Practical Art
    Duration: One term
    The year 9 course is a skill based programme. The purpose of this course is to teach students the important skill of drawing which is the foundation they will need to achieve NCEA in year 11. They are also taught the basics of applying colour and using different media such as pastel, paint, paper mache, printmaking and collage. This course aims to meet the level 4 visual arts achievement objectives of the national curriculum.





    Level 4 Achievement objectives

    Students will:

    Understanding the Visual Arts in Context

    Investigate the purpose of objects and images from past and present cultures and identify the contexts in which they were or are made, viewed, and valued.

    Developing Practical Knowledge

    Explore and use art-making conventions, applying knowledge of elements and selected principles through the use of materials and processes.

    Developing Ideas

    Develop and revisit visual ideas, in response to a variety of motivations, observation, and imagination, supported by the study of artists' works.

    Communicating and Interpreting

    Explore and describe ways in which meanings can be communicated and interpreted in their own and others' work.



    Year 10 Art
    Duration: Two terms.
    The purpose of the year 10 Art programme is to prepare the students for year 11 NCEA. This involves improving drawing and painting techniques, studying artworks and communicating the students own ideas. Students will also be given the opportunity to work with other media such as pastel, inks, dyes, paper mache, print-making, sculpture and collage. This course aims to meet the level 5 visual arts achievement objectives of the national curriculum.

    Level 5
    Students will:

    Understanding the Visual Arts in Context

    Investigate and consider the relationship between the production of art works and their contexts and influences.

    Developing Practical Knowledge

    Apply knowledge of selected conventions from established practice, using appropriate processes and procedures.

    Developing Ideas

    Generate, develop, and refine ideas in response to a variety of motivations, including the study of established practice.

    Communicating and Interpreting

    Compare and contrast the ways in which ideas and art-making processes are used to communicate meaning in selected objects and images.


    Year 11 Art
    Description
    This course is designed to meet the aims of Level 6 of The Arts Curriculum. Credits may be gained towards NCEA Level 1.

    Students will:

    Understanding the Visual Arts in Context

    Investigate and analyse the relationship between the production of art works and the contexts in which they are made, viewed, and valued.Consider and reflect on the contexts underlying their own and others' work.

    Developing Practical Knowledge

    Apply knowledge of a range of conventions from established practice, using appropriate processes and procedures.

    Developing Ideas

    Generate, develop, and clarify ideas, showing some understanding of established practice.Sequence and link ideas systematically as they solve problems in a body of work, using observation and invention with an appropriate selection of materials.

    Communicating and Interpreting

    Identify and analyse processes and procedures from established practice
    that influence ways of communicating meaning.Investigate, analyse, and evaluate ideas and interpret artists' intentions in art works.

    Requirements
    Students should have been successful in Yr 10 Art and need to prove that they are motivated to work hard in class time and in their own time to complete the tasks set.

    Course and Assessment Summary
    Students will have four lessons per week in class. They will be required to do at least another 3 hours work per week to achieve these standards. The Art room will be open during specified lunch hours to seniors wishing to complete their work.

    Credits offered: 20
    Achievement Standard Number: 90018
    Title: 1.1 Investigate Maori and European Art.
    Number of Credits: 3
    Achievement Standard Number: 90019
    Title: 1.2 Use drawing processes and procedures.
    Number of Credits: 5
    Achievement Standard Number: 90020
    Title: 1.3 Generate and develop ideas in making art works.
    Folio Presentation: 2x A1 size boards.
    Number of Credits: 12

    Year 12 Art
    Description
    This course is designed to meet the aims of Level 7 of The Arts Curriculum.
    Credits may be gained towards NCEA Level 2.

    Level 7
    Students will:

    Understanding the Visual Arts in Context

    Research and analyse the influences of contexts on the characteristics and production of art works.Research and analyse the influence of relevant contexts on their own work.

    Developing Practical Knowledge

    Apply understanding from research into a range of established practice to extend skills for particular art-making purposes, using appropriate processes and procedures in selected fields.Extend skills, in a range of materials, techniques, and technologies.

    Developing Ideas

    Generate, analyse, clarify, and extend ideas in a selected field related to established practice.Use a systematic approach to the development of ideas in a body of work.

    Communicating and Interpreting

    Research and analyse how art works are constructed and presented to communicate meanings.Use critical analysis to interpret and respond to art works.

    Requirements
    Students must have been successful in Level 1 Art and need to prove that they are motivated to work hard in class time and in their own time to complete the tasks set.

    Course and Assessment Summary
    Students will have four lessons per week in class. They will be required to do at least another 3 hours work per week to achieve these standards. The Art room will be open during specified lunch hours to seniors wishing to complete their
    work.

    Credits offered: 18
    Achievement Standard Number: 90476
    Title: 2.2 Generate and develop ideas using drawing processes and procedures in painting practice
    Number of Credits: 6
    Achievement Standard Number: 90479
    Title: 2.3 Produce a body of work within painting to show understanding of art-making methods and ideas.
    Folio Presentation: 2x A1 size boards.
    Number of Credits: 12

    Year 13 Art
    Description
    This course is designed to meet the aims of Level 8 of The Arts Curriculum. Credits may be gained towards NCEA Level 3.

    Level 8
    Students will:

    Understanding the Visual Arts in Context

    Use research and analysis to investigate contexts, meanings, intentions, and technological influences related to the making and valuing of art works.Research and analyse contexts relevant to their intentions and to the expression of meanings in their own work.

    Developing Practical Knowledge

    Apply understanding from broad and deep research into the characteristics and constraints of materials, techniques, technologies, and established conventions in a selected field.Extend and refine skills in a selected field, using appropriate processes and procedures.

    Developing Ideas

    Generate, analyse, clarify, and regenerate options in response to selected questions or a proposal in a chosen field.Use a systematic approach, selectively informed by recent and established practice, to develop ideas in a body of work.

    Communicating and Interpreting

    Research and analyse selected approaches and theories related to visual arts practice.Critically reflect on, respond to, and evaluate art works.

    Requirements
    Students must have been successful in Level 2 Art and need to prove that they are motivated to work hard in class time and in their own time to complete the tasks set.

    Course and Assessment Summary
    Students will have four lessons per week in class. They will be required to do at least another 4-6 hours work per week to achieve these standards. The Art room will be open during specified lunch hours to seniors wishing to complete their work.

    Credits offered: 20
    Achievement Standard Number: 90663
    Title: 3.2 Investigate and use ideas and methods in the context of a drawing study in painting
    Number of Credits: 6
    Achievement Standard Number: 90667

    Title: 3.3 Produce original work within painting to show extensive knowledge of art-making methods and ideas
    Folio Presentation: 2x A1 size boards.
    Number of Credits: 14