Year 9 Art

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms Gilroy

This course is for students that wish to explore a range of creative art making processes and ideas. Learners will be working with different materials throughout the year to learn new techniques and express themselves through their art works.

Learners will be working in the art department with specialist teachers to create artworks. Some of the processes covered in this course are Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking and Design.
Students do not need to have any prior art skills as this course is designed to bring out the learners hidden talents as well as enhance the skills they may already have. Learners are encouraged to explore their personal interests and cultural heritage through their artworks as well as gain knowledge of the ways artists make work.

This is an exciting course that caters for students individual ideas and leads to Year 10 Art, Level 1, 2 and 3 NCEA courses that are University Approved and eligible for course endorsements and scholarships. 

The graduate vision statement for Visual Arts Students is “I am an artist and critical thinker, able to work collaboratively and develop innovative visual ideas in the creation of quality creative products.”

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students will need to bring their own Pencil, Eraser and Ruler.
All other materials like paint, paper and clay are provided by the Art Department.

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry

Pathway Tags

Animator/Digital Artist, Diversional Therapist, Actor, Advertising Specialist, Copywriter, Sales and Marketing Manager, Software Developer, Patternmaker, Arborist, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artist, Artistic Director, Sound Technician, Author, Beauty Therapist, Tailor/Dressmaker, Metal Worker, Tattoo Artist, Fabrication Engineer, Entertainer, Film/Television Camera Operator, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Communications Professional, Industrial Designer, Event Manager, Conservator, Jeweller, Make-up Artist, Street/Park Cleaner, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Visual Merchandiser, Early Childhood Teacher, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Welder, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Florist, Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Hairdresser/Barber, Industrial Spray Painter, Primary School Teacher, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Nanny/Child Carer, Photographer, Printer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Secondary School Teacher, Signmaker, Teacher Aide, Garment Technician


Any information, costs or standards may change.