Art: Highschool

Highschool Visual Arts with Nina

WHAT: This class is for highschool-aged home educated students, 13+ years.

WHEN: Thursdays 2:00pm -3:00pm, 6 weeks commencing 15/10/20 in term 4 ❌FULL❌

WHERE: HASCA Hub (Rendle Room), YMCA North Shore, 5 Akoranga Drive, Auckland

TERM 4 FEES: Cost is dependent on numbers but we anticipate it will be no more than $55 per student. $5 discount for HASCA members.
Materials are additional. (Lino Printing Materials will be approx. $8, Nina will confirm)

ABOUT THIS PROGRAMME: We have an exciting program planned which is a little different that what we’ve done before. Instead of focusing on drawing and painting skills, we’ll be experimenting with lino-printing. 

We’ll be looking at the influence of cultural ideas related to New Zealand on Kiwi artists. This will include things such as natural/native forms and Maori/Pacific Island-inspired designs. To this end, we’ll be introducing students to two key Kiwi artists who are highly regarded in the field of printmaking.

We will learn cutting techniques and the inking processes required to make our own lino print series.

Using NZ artists Michel Tuffery and Dagmar Dyck we’ll be exploring how these artists have responded to our beautiful country in their use of printmaking materials and techniques.

For those in Nina’s CENZ Foundation & the NCEA Level 1 group, you will have the choice of continuing on with your folio work under Nina’s guidance or undertaking this unit with the rest of the students.

Past students have done exceptionally well in NCEA Art with students last year in levels 1, 2 & 3 all coming top of NZ at Tekura.

In 2017, 2018, & 2019 all students who completed NCEA art in these classes across all levels were endorsed with Merit or Excellence in Visual Art.

TUTOR / COORDINATOR: This class is facilitated by Nina Lawgun.

CONTACT & REGISTRATION: To register for the class or to make enquiries, please email or

Check out the entire term 4 Thursday programme here HASCA HUB PROGRAMME


Two of the Homeschool level 1 art students received excellences across the board therefore were endorsed with excellence in NCEA Level 1 Visual Arts. In 2019, three of the Homeschool level 2 students earned excellences & merits for their folios and were endorsed with either Merit or Excellence in NCEA Level 2 Visual Art. The one Level 3 Art & Scholarship student was awarded excellence in all her level 3 internals and externals resulting in an excellence endorsement in NCEA Level 3 Visual Art. 

Due to their excellent NCEA results and their efforts &  achievements throughout the year the following students also received awards for excellence in visual art from Tekura. Nina’s understanding is that only one student at each level across the entire North Island receives these awards. The awards acknowledge that these students have done exceptionally well, earning excellences across the board this year.

Jenna: The Tekura Award for Excellence in NCEA Level 1 Visual Art.
Ruby: The Tekura Award for Excellence in NCEA Level 2 Visual Art.
Samantha: The Tekura Award for Excellence in NCEA Level 3 Visual Art.


HASCA does not directly run this activity but is very happy to recommend, promote, and support this long-standing and proven programme.
Nina is a homeschooling parent, and a HASCA member and committee executive who is passionate about art, english and teaching.

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