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NCEA Level 3 Art History : Internal Assessment Resource
Achievement Standard 91489: Analyse texts about art
Resource Title:  Views of Colin McCahon

This assessment activity requires students to produce a magazine review article based on their analysis of two texts focused on the art works and contexts of Colin McCahon.

Credits: 4

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NCEA Level 2 Visual Art- Painting: Internal Assessment Task

Achievement Standard Visual Arts 91306: Demonstrate an understanding of methods and ideas from established practice appropriate to painting

Resource title: Research paintings in relation to their contexts

Credits: 4

This assessment activity requires students to demonstrate an understanding of the methods and ideas used by Colin McCahon and a range of other artists in their paintings. Students analyse works by each artist in relation to their contexts to gain a deeper understanding about established painting practice.  The students then create an A3 journal presentation of their findings. This activity will be able to be adapted to include paper- or digital-based outcomes.

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NCEA Level 1 Visual Art - Painting: Internal Assessment Activity

Achievement Standard Visual Arts 90913 v2: Demonstrate understanding of art works from a Māori and another cultural context using art terminology

Resource title: Research the art of Shane Cotton and Colin McCahon

Credits: 4

For this assessment, students will select art works by Shane Cotton and art works by Colin McCahon. They then create a presentation in which they analyse and compare the works.

While the intention is that this resource be a standalone assessment activity, it will generate a body of work that could be used in conjunction with Achievement Standards 90914 (1.2), 90915 (1.3), 90916 (1.4), and/or 90917 (1.5).

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Curriculum Level 4 Junior Art Task

This activity involves researching the triptych form and the art of Colin McCahon. Students design and create a triptych painting using; a short piece of text (either provided by the teacher or of their own choosing), landscape imagery, natural forms and /or other imagery, to express understanding of McCahon’s art and a relevant idea or theme.

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Guidelines for school visits to the McCahon House

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Risk Analysis and Management Systems Report (RAMS)

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