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Visual Art

Visual Art is the study of Art and Design.  Students learn to draw and use those drawings to make meaningful paintings, sculptures, prints, photos, designs and solve problems.

Students are encouraged to do exhibition and community work like murals, graphics, and sculpture in public.

Year 9

Art is a great opportunity for students to develop their creativity and explore a range of issues, materials and disciplines.  Year 9 Visual Art is optional and available for 2 terms during the year.  Students learn how to problem solve, draw (render), manipulate colour, design, print and sculpt, this all contributes to the manipulation in answering human and other cultural problems.

Year 10

students develop their Visual Art skills in the Hastings Boys’ High School art department by actively investigating, exploring and researching a range of skills and techniques that touch on the following disciplines; drawing, painting, printmaking, designing and sculpting.

Year 11 and NCEA Level 1

Year 11 is where students have the opportunity to gain 24 NCEA credits.  Students work throughout the year to create, develop and learn about a wide range of artists and art works.
The Year 11 exam is when students will use their skills obtained from Year 9 and 10 to demonstrate their understanding of Visual Art and the world around them.

Year 12 and NCEA Level 2 

This year reflects Year 11, however we encourage students to explore, investigate and delve deeper into the world of Visual Art.  This can be a fantastic opportunity for Year 12 students to begin and develop a project that reflects themselves, their values or issues around in today’s society.  The expectation for this year level is that they choose a discipline to explore in greater depth.

Year 13 and NCEA Level 3 

Year 13 again expands and reflects Year 12 (Level 2) work and is a year’s study of Visual Art work and design in Painting, Printing, Sculpture, Photography or Design.  At this level students will be given the opportunity to present and develop a sophisticated and well thought out proposition (project) that will include a wide range of theories and art making approaches that will be reflected on by the student. 

Year 13 Art can lead directly to doing Diploma or Bachelor of Art or Design at EIT or University level.


Visual Art Gallery