Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 3 Visual Arts Painting

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960447

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 Visual Arts

This course builds on skills and understandings learned in Level 2 Visual arts. The focus is on drawing, painting and mixed media processes. Learners select their own theme or subject matter and complete a painting investigation using the conventions of painting practice based on artist models. Learners are expected to take personal photographs of their chosen subject, research own artist models and complete a visual diary to support their practical work. The course is time intensive and requires learners to be working hard in all classes and making time for home learning.

Internally assessed tasks are used as a basis to produce finished work for the external three x A1 board folio submission.

Topics Covered: 

Compulsory Internal AS/US

- Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to painting.

Optional Internal AS/US

- Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established painting practice.

External AS

- Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within painting practice.

Learning Areas:

Arts (Visual)

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Diversional and Recreational Therapist, Artist, Auctioneer, Collision Repair Technician, Boat Builder, 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, Florist

Course Costs and Equipment

Includes a Level 3 art pack
Trip fee or artist presentation
In class art materials over and above the art pack
Resource and task sheets


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.