NCEA Level 2 Art Painting

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Malcolm

Katie Stewart: Excellence 2019Jana Furstenburg : Excellence 2019Jani Du Plessis: Verified high Excellence 2019

This  university endorsed course is designed to guide students to develop their creative potential.  Students gain skills and confidence through Fine Arts practices, using a variety of painting, drawing and image making processes and materials.

Emphasis will be on  students own exploration and experimentation, and the tasks are based within the study of professional contemporary artists. Painting assessment units are fun projects that are easy for students to engage in, based around the students’ choice of themes and to suit their style of working.

A range of painting styles will be explored including Expressionism and Realism, Maori Art and Abstraction. Drawing and painting tuition is provided throughout the course. 


NCEA Level 3 Art Painting

Level 2 painting can lead onto sculpture, photography, and design at level 3 with approval from the HOD

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

An Art pack is strongly recommended and is usually ordered directly from Gordon Harris.

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 1 in Visual Arts, Photography or Sculpture are preferred, but not essential.  Entry for beginners will be at the discretion of the Teacher in Charge, Mrs Malcolm.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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
A.S. 91316 v2 Visual Arts 2.3 - Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established painting practice
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
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

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