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    How to make art works in drawing and painting media, with extension into a further media investigation. Develops an understanding of the relationships of art and artists to their historical and social settings. Allows students to explore and develop personal imagery in negotiated projects in visual arts practice.

    The purpose of this paper is to equip students with little previous art experience, or those who do have some experience in this subject, to engage in a negotiated, personal art investigation. The paper will allow students to learn processes for drawing for investigation and for the generation and development of art projects. It will introduce students to an appropriate range of media and technical processes in drawing, painting and an appropriate extension medium, and it will introduce students to the range of formal and conventional practices necessary to inform their own art making.

    The paper will also develop the skills necessary to investigate, analyse and evaluate the works of other artists in related contexts in ways that can contribute to the development of students' own art projects.

    About this paper

    Paper title Exploring the Visual Arts Through Drawing and Painting
    Subject Education
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024, expected to be offered in 2025 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $937.50
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    EDUO 111

    Allison McKenzie:

    Teaching staff

    Paper Co-ordinator: Alli McKenzie (Southland)

    Paper Structure
    • Researching and generating ideas for art purposes
    • Exploration of formal elements and conventions of art
    • Developing imagery and process to extend personal ideas
    • Responding to artists' works
    • Presentation and evaluation of art investigations

    Textbooks are not required for this paper.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Self-motivation.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will

    1. Explore sensory, emotional, spiritual or intellectual awareness through art experiences
    2. Generate personal imagery and extend in drawing and painting and related media
    3. Evaluate their own and others' work
    4. Demonstrate knowledge of the vocabulary and concepts related to drawing and painting and related media
    5. Recognise aspects of New Zealand, European and Pacific traditions


    Not offered in 2024, expected to be offered in 2025

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
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