The Art Department seeks to promote an appreciation of New Zealand and international art. Our emphasis is on the fundamental skills of drawing, painting and image generation. We achieve this by providing a broad range of challenging and enjoyable activities, all within a safe and positive environment, offering students the opportunity to explore, generate, shape and communicate their ideas in creative ways. Their exposure, and response, to contemporary work also instil within them an appreciation and critical awareness of artefacts in a societal context.
· To develop a practical knowledge of forms, processes, techniques, media, technologies, elements and principles.
· To develop ideas in the arts, where students learn to initiate, develop, refine and resolve ideas.
· To communicate and interpret ideas in the context of the visual arts.
· To understand the arts in social, cultural, past and present contexts.
Facilities and Resources in our area:
The Art Department staff offer a wealth of experience in many aspects of contemporary art practice. Students have access to a colour printer/photocopier, computers and software such as “Photoshop”. Also, all students have access to the latest art journals and books. Students enrolling in photography in Years 12 and 13 have access to a darkroom and developing facilities.
Mrs Nicola Carrigan
Teacher-in-Charge of Art
Email: [email protected]