Year 10 Course Booklet

Visual Arts

Sculpture This course encourages students to express their creative ideas in the context of Sculpture. Students' critical-thinking skills and creative abilities are nurtured through student-directed projects. Students learn a range of visual communication techniques in an art-making context. They learn about the techniques and processes used by established artists and apply these to their own artwork. This course is inspired by the Scape Public Art festival. Students make a series of maquettes, or scale models, proposed for a site of their choice. This project encourages exploration through a range of art materials and art-making objectives, and explores the theme of connection to place and identity.

Painting This course encourages students to express their creative ideas in the context of Painting. Students' critical-thinking skills and creative abilities are nurtured through student-directed projects. Students learn a range of visual communication techniques in an art-making context. They learn about the techniques and processes used by established artists and apply these in the making of their own artwork. Projects include drawing from architecture or assemblage and developing a series of abstract paintings on hardboard. Contemporary Ma¯ ori Art This course encourages students to express their creative ideas in the context of contemporary Ma¯ ori painting. Students' critical-thinking skills and creative abilities are nurtured through student- directed projects. Students learn a range of visual communication techniques in an art-making context. They learn about the techniques and processes used by established artists and apply these in the making of their own artwork. In this course, students look at the art of Shane Cotton and make paintings informed by tikanga Ma¯ ori.

Photography

This course encourages students to express their creative ideas in the context of Photography. Students' critical-thinking skills and creative abilities are nurtured through student-directed projects. Students learn a range of visual communication techniques in an art-making context, including learning about pictorial, technical and conceptual conventions. They learn about the techniques and processes used by established artists and apply these in the taking of their own photographs. It explores the theme of whakapapa, migration and identity. Students make a series of photographic works for exhibition. This project encourages exploration through a range of approaches to photography and its presentation.

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