Art Design Year 9

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Manu

This course builds on skills learnt at Years 7 and 8. Visual Art / Art Design is an option subject, offered for two terms at Year 9 and a full year at Year 10. Students will do practical activities which develop their knowledge of visual elements and principles while exploring a range of three dimensional and two dimensional media. Students will generate and develop visual ideas in response to established contemporary artist’s artworks. 

The year 9 course is a hands on practical course that starts with an introduction of drawing skills and colour incorporating typography. The year 9s will then learn about what Design is by designing and making. Students will have the opportunity to make things like typographic portraits, posters and introduced to Pacific and Maori designs. Students may also be working in Minecraft to create a Pixel-selfie or a pattern / motif that is personal to them.


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