Arts

Arts

EXPLORATIVE DRAWING TECHNIQUES

Students will learn and experiment with explorative drawing techniques appropriate to a range of different art/design fields such as: Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Design and Sculpture. Drawing techniques could include, but are not limited to: light painting, sand art, photograms, cyanotypes (blue prints), monoprints, frottage, collagraphs, photomontage, image transfers, silhouettes and drawing in space with various sculptural materials. When booking this Taster course teachers should advise if there is a specific art/ design field they would like the explorative drawing techniques to be focussed on, otherwise a range of techniques appropriate to various art/ design fields will be taught.

  • To support students in the generation of their ideas and drawings for NCEA achievement Standards ‘Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to the Visual Arts’: (AS91445, AS91446, AS91447, AS91448. AS91449)

  • Minimum 8 students - Maximum 16 students

Schedule: One day, 9.00am – 3.00pm, dates available upon application.

Cost: FREE

Location: This course is offered at the Raumanga campus, Whangarei.

What to bring: A journal, interesting resource images to draw from. Old clothes or an apron, gloves will be provided if required.

Graphics Design

Graphic Design is more than just page layout. It is a way of thinking. Students will learn how to use various design techniques and programmes to solve a graphic design problem.

  • Students will learn design techniques that can be used to support their NCEA achievement standards in Visual Arts: 1.2, 2.2, 3.2 ( AS90914, AS91310, AS91445)

  • Minimum 8 students - Maximum 16 students

Schedule: One day course, 9.00am – 3.00pm, dates available upon application.

Cost: FREE.

Location: This course is offered at the Raumanga campus.

What to bring: A journal, image files and text. Students should have basic computer skills. Comfortable clothes, closed shoes.

Open Studio

Individual students will be able to join a class for the day and work on an independent project with a tutor in the art/ design field they are interested in. Please note the days available for this Taster course will depend on subject interest, tutor availability and the project idea needs to be to discussed with tutor prior to taster workshop. Contact the Arts Administrator for relevant tutor’s email addresses. Subjects fields available include: Photography, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Graphic Design and Digital Design.

  • Students will produce artwork that can be used to support their NCEA achievement standards in Visual
    Arts: (AS 91460, AS91459, AS91458, AS91457, AS91456, AS91455)

  • Minimum 8 students - Maximum 16 students

Schedule: One day course, 9.00am – 3.00pm, dates available upon application.

Cost: FREE

Location: This course is offered at the Raumanga campus.

What to bring: A journal, related NCEA work, project ideas and relevant image resources. Comfortable and warm clothes.

Portfolio

Students will be guided through the creation of a portfolio that can be used either for job interviews or entrance into higher level art/ design studies.

  • Students will develop a portfolio that can support their application for employment in the creative sector or entrance into higher level art/ design studies.

Schedule: One day course, 9.00am – 3.00pm, dates available upon application.

Cost: FREE

Location: This course is offered at the Raumanga campus.

What to bring: A journal, all artwork created to date in both physical (hard-copy) format and digital format on USB. Comfortable and warm clothes.