Teacher in Charge: Mrs D. Cave-HigginsRecommended Prior Learning
This course is open entry. However, a high level of understanding of Art and painting expertise would be an advantage. Preference is given to those students who successfully completed Level 2 Painting.
Level 3 Painting - Semester B (Code: PTG3B) - UE List A approved
This is the second Semester course designed for students keen to further extend their existing Painting and general art skills. It is an advanced course where painting skills in media such as acrylic and oil paint are carefully honed towards Merit and Excellence. Students may also choose to upskill in digital painting. Printmaking, including woodcut and engraving, are also possible.
Mixed media and some sculpture is also encouraged as students explore their choice of ideas. Observational and freehand drawing skills extended and students may also wish to draw digitally.
The painting process will support the development of research and higher order thinking skills. Students will choose their own ideas, conceptual premise and theme to explore in this course.
In Semester B, a 14 credit, 3 panel folio may be produced by those only who are choosing Semester A & B. This planning and successful production of the external folio will allow for 'course endorsement'. With teacher guidance, every student will produce their own range of ideas and artworks. It will often reflect their interests and aspirations.
Level 3 - Student researching and developing ideas in his workbook
Each folio is unique and the student programme is personalized to the suit the individual. It is their ideas and conceptual journey which must be supported by the kaiako / teacher.
Scholarship, an exam beyond Level 3, is available in this discipline; Painting. Students will 'opt in' and gain regular support and guidance. This is available for anyone who is keen to do what it takes to succeed in a Visual Arts Scholarship submission. We have had many Excellences, Scholarships and Outstanding Scholarships over the recent years. The 'exam' is completed concurrently with the Level 3 years work. Essentially all the gathered workbook information is distilled down to eight A3 pages of inter-connected essence which are submitted in November. (an example page is below)
8 credits in standards only (3.2 - 4 credits, 3.5 - 4 credits)
Semester A is already completed, then 3.4 (External =Folio - 14 credits) & 3.5 (Internal - 4 credits) is available.
Students who wish to complete the 14-credit folio (3.4) must also select Semester A. (PTG3A + PTG3B)
This enables the availability of course endorsement.
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Contribution to the take-home part of the course is expected. This includes the specialist papers and folio board.
Patternmaker, Film and Video Editor, Baker, Tailor/Dressmaker, Chef, Florist, Gardener, Hairdresser/Barber, Photographer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Secondary School Teacher, Animator/Digital Artist, Artist, Tattoo Artist, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Painter and Decorator, Conservator, Jeweller, Make-up Artist, Curator, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Visual Merchandiser, Early Childhood Teacher, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Industrial Spray Painter