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Art

Welcome to the Art Department at Hebron Christian College


Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (James 1:17)
 

Why Art?

 
God created the universe and all that is in it. He created man in his own image. God is the first creator and the first artist. Because man is made in the image of God, man can think, love, and feel emotions, and also has the capacity to create.
All people have some amount of God’s creative attribute, but not all have artistic talents.
 
 An attribute, in this sense is something that is inherited from the creator; it is what makes people who they are. Talent is a gift or ability that God bestows upon people for His glory. Not everyone has the same talents, but everyone demonstrates the image or attributes of God.
 
The Visual Arts provide a crucial learning avenue to gain an understanding of the world in which we live, while developing personal and cultural expression. Students explore the Visual Arts through using a range of materials and enrich their understanding of Creator God and therefore their own creative potential.
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Visual Art Programme: Year 9 - Year 13 (Scholarship)

All levels of the visual arts programme at Hebron Christian College follows the visual arts strands and achievement objectives as defined by the New Zealand Curriculum.
 

Year 9 

The year 9 Art course aims to provide an excellent introduction to the essential skills of Art. The course prepares students for further study in NCEA Visual Art. Students are to learn different elements of art, skills and techniques in painting, design and sculpture. Using common theories of art and their creativity, students are encouraged to develop and extend their own visual ideas.

There are 7 core topics: Line, Tone, Colour, Shape, Form, Composition and Texture.
  

Year 10 


The year 10 Art aims to prepare students for study in NCEA pathways in the Visual Arts by developing visual literacy skills. The course builds on the skills and techniques learnt in Year 9 Art. Students will learn to research and analyse artist models and works, to develop their own theoretical and practical understanding of art, and to communicate their intentions visually.
 
There are 7 topics in the curriculum: logo design, 6 painting techniques, symbolism, Cubism, Surrealism, Pop Art and NZ/ Pacific Art. All works are completed using drawing, painting, design, sculpture and printmaking.
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Year 11 Painting (NCEA Level 1)


Course Description:
Visual Art NCEA Level 1 is a practical course for students to explore a diverse range of art activity. The course aims to develop core skills in Art: drawing, painting, design, printmaking and sculpture. An artistic model is introduces and students are required to do additional research in addition to their practical work.
 
Students are to demonstrate evidence of perceptual skills, art techniques, creative imagination, and an in-depth understanding of art works from New Zealand and Polynesian cultural context. Students are also to conduct a study of contemporary New Zealand artists.
 
NCEA achievement standards are assessed throughout the year and a final portfolio is to be completed by the end of Term 3, hence to be is externally assessed and moderated.
 
Assessment Programme/ Learning outcomes:
(Level 1 NCEA Painting consists of 20 credits.)
 
AS 90913 Demonstrate understanding of art works from a Maori and another cultural context using art terminology 4 Credits Internal
AS 90914 Use drawing methods and skills for recording information using wet and dry media 4 Credits Internal
AS 90916 Produce a body of work informed by established practice, which develops ideas, using a range of media 12 Credits External
Assessment:
20 credits total
 
2 Internal Assessments
1 External Assessment
 
8 credits
12 credits
 

Entry Requirement:
Pass marks for Year 10 (Achieved, Merit or Excellence) or in consultation with the Head of Art Department. 
 
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                                              Keiko Shimizu, 2015 (NCEA External- Excellence)
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                                                Kayla Williams, 2015 (NCEA External- Excellence)
       


Year 12 Painting (NCEA Level 2)

Course Description:
This course is structured to incorporate design, theories of Art, and essential practical skills (i.e. drawing and painting). Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of traditional and contemporary New Zealand and International artists and their work.
 
Students will have the opportunity to develop their creative ideas in paint through two Internal Achievement Standards, and a two painting folio boards which are submitted for external assessment.
 
Students must have passed NCEA Level 1 Art to gain entry into the Year 12 NCEA Level 2 Painting, or in consultation with the Head of Art Department. Students with a strong drawing and painting ability may also be considered.
 
Assessment Programme/ Learning outcomes:
(Level 2 NCEA Painting consists of 20 credits.)
 

AS 91311 Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to painting 4 Credits Internal
AS 91316 Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established painting practice 4 Credits Internal
AS 91321 Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within painting 12 Credits External
Assessment:
20 credits total
 
2 Internal Assessments
1 External Assessment
 
8 credits
12 credits
 
 
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                                   Elim Choi, 2015 (NCEA External- Excellence)            
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  Kathryn Wang, 2015 (NCEA External- Excellence)               


Year 12 Photography (NCEA Level 2)

Photography is a powerful medium in that it enables us to capture moments in time and record them for the future through manipulating light. Photography combines science and technology with art to create processes that form photographic imagery. Careers in photography include cinematographer, film and television, photo journalist, film maker, creative director, film editor, architect, interior decorator, lighting technician and photographer.
 
Course Description:
The aim of this course is for students to develop a basic knowledge and understanding of the existing methods and ideas which underpin photography. The course seeks to encourage personal performance in photography as an expressive artistic medium. Students will learn a wide range of camera and compositional skills through practical assignments and the investigation of established photographic practice which will be internally assessed. They will have the opportunity to specialise in a selected study area where digital technology may be incorporated to extend their ideas. This final work will be presented on folio boards and externally assessed.
 

Students must have passed NCEA Level 1 Art to gain entry into the Year 12 NCEA Level 2 Photography, or in consultation with the Head of Art Department.

Students are required to have a digital camera (DSLR) and a Laptop Computer with Photoshop programme. Some digital cameras with manual functions may also be appropriate to use during the course. There will be further expenses for photographic papers and printing costs throughout the year. 
 
Achievement Standards:
(Level 2 NCEA Photography consists of 20 credits.)

AS 91312 Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to photography 4 Credits Internal
AS 91317 Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established photography practice 4 Credits Internal
AS 91322 Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art-making conventions and ideas within photography 12 Credits External
Assessment:
20 credits total
 
2 Internal Assessments
1 External Assessment
 
8 credits
12 credits
 
 
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                                                        Elese Miller, 2014 (NCEA External- Excellence)
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                                                Annalise Schnell, 2014 (NCEA External- Excellence)


Year 13 Painting (NCEA Level 3)

Course Description:
 
The course teaches and supports students to develop an individual style of painting based on their own understanding of painting concepts and processes. The course aims to provide a valuable and strong foundation for further study in Art at tertiary level.
 
Students are to pursue own research into the established forms of painting, and to engage in a variety of practical works including analytical drawing from observation, developed sequences of compositional drawings, small works in colour media and finished paintings.
 
Prerequisite for entry into Level 3 Painting is a minimum Merit or Excellence in NCEA Level 2 Art, or in consultation with the Head of Art Department. Students must be able to demonstrate drawing skills to undertake this course.
 
Achievement Standards:
(Level 3 NCEA Painting consists of 22 credits.)

AS 91446 Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to painting 4 Credits Internal
AS 91451 Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established painting practice 4 Credits Internal
AS 91456 Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within painting practice 14 Credits External
Assessment:
22 credits total
 
2 Internal Assessments
1 External Assessment
 
8 credits
14 credits
 


Year 13 Photography (NCEA Level 3) 

Course Description:
 
The aim of this course is for students to develop an understanding of procedures and practices which underpin the making of photography as an art form. Students will have the opportunity to extend their ideas into individual practical performance. The work produced provides the necessary submission for entry to further study in art at tertiary level. 

Prerequisite for entry into Level 3 Photography is a Merit or Excellence grade average in NCEA Level 2 Art or Photography. Those who have only 8 to 12 credits should consult with the Faculty Head about their likelihood of successful progress. Drawing and a basic working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop are essential skill requirements that students will need to undertake this course.

Students are required to have a digital camera (DSLR) and a Laptop Computer with Photoshop programme. Some digital cameras with manual functions may also be appropriate to use during the course. There will be further expenses for photographic papers and printing costs throughout the year. 

Achievement Standards:
(Level 3 NCEA Painting consists of 22 credits.)

AS 91447 Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to photography 4 Credits Internal
AS 91452 Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established photography practice 4 Credits Internal
AS 91457 Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within photography practice 14 Credits External
Assessment:
22 credits total
 
2 Internal Assessments
1 External Assessment
 
8 credits
14 credits


Year 13 Scholarship Visual Art

Visual Art in Scholarship level is intended for high achieving students who have successfully completed Visual Art NCEA Level 1 and 2 with a minimum of 24 credits including 12 achieved with Merit of Excellence.
 
There is a structured programme and requirements for students as set by NZQA. Students are required to present an eight A3 page Scholarship submission to support their folios, which contain the three A1 boards of practical work submitted for their NCEA Level 3 Visual Art. Their submission will be presented to the Scholarship markers in NZQA.
 
 
 During the course of study, students will work on practical projects and toward meeting all requirements for their Scholarship submissions. Students will have opportunities to look at exemplars and descriptors, and to examine the marking criteria and examiners reports. The scholarship students will have a workshop with the teacher once or twice a week.
 
NZQA Assessment Specification for Scholarship:
  • Scholarship entrants must achieve a merit or excellence grade at Level 3 to be eligible for consideration for Scholarship.
  • Students will be marked using 3 criteria: Analysis, Synthesis and Communication
  • Each will carry 8 marks giving a maximum possible total of 24.


Art Department Event: 

Trip to Art Gallery, Auckland War Memorial Museum, University and Winter Garden. 



"The Year 11 Art class visited the ‘Auckland Art Gallery’ as part of their internal assessment. The art gallery presented different types of art such as Pop art, Abstract, Contemporary and Realism. Students have found the outing very useful and this has provided them with ideas and plenty of inspiration for their work.
The group also visited the Auckland War Memorial Museum. The museum offered cultural, historical and natural wonders of New Zealand. Students have found them to be interesting and stimulating for learning.
They also had an opportunity to spend sometime at the ‘Winter Garden’ at the Domain. And, the colourful nature and a range of shapes and sizes of plants and flowers have attracted the eyes of student. We are very pleased with the outcome of the outing, and are hoping to come back to these places sometime again."
 
-Keiko Shimizu, Logan Ware and Kayla Williams

 
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