At Kaitao Intermediate, the specialist subject of Visual Art provides students with the opportunity to develop conceptual creative thinking skills through drawing, sculpture, weaving, ceramics, design, painting, printmaking and mixed media. Students develop an understanding of visual literacy and aesthetic awareness as they manipulate and transform visual and tactile art forms to express ideas and feelings.
Kaitao Intermediate students learn how to participate and celebrate their own and others’ visual worlds. They contribute to the cultural life of the school community by sharing their visual art outcomes and participating in collaborative projects.
An understanding of Māori visual culture is achieved through the exploration of Māori contexts with a large focus on harekeke protocols and uses. The arts of other cultures are also explored, as are the works of famous artists.