Art with Nina Yr10-13

High-school Visual Arts with Nina Lawgun

Thursdays at YMCA North Shore as part of the HASCA programme.

Nina’s Art Classes run for 10 weeks each term.


* Course Information *

2019 Theme: The Human Condition

“What does it mean to be human in the world today and what might this look like?”

Our theme for 2019 is The Human Condition. This refers to the idea of what it means to be human and the characteristics which make humans unique in this world. 

  • NCEA and CENZ / HSNZ credits are available through Nina’s Visual Arts courses.

Term 2 (2019) dates:
10 weeks starting 2nd May – 4th July

Term 3 (2019) dates:
10 weeks starting 25th July – 26th September

Spaces are limited in each class but please do make enquiries.
Priority placement is given to returning students.

Level 1 – Visual Arts Class

This course is a mixed Yr10 and Yr11 class and is best suited to students aged 13+. 

A complete Visual Arts course where Level 1 NCEA credits are available, as are CENZ Yr10 Foundation or Level 1 credits for HSNZ students.

Term 1:     Sculptures inspired by Henri Moore.

Term 2:      Developing gesture drawing and painting skills using mannequins and photography.

Term 3:     Mixed Media and Developing a related body of work in a folio.

Term 4:     Using print-making techniques to explore cultural conventions. 

When & Where:
Thursdays 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Rendle Room @North Shore YMCA 

$85 per term for non-members
$80 per term for HASCA members

Level 2 / Level 3 – Senior Visual Arts Class

An advanced class fully aligned with NCEA Visual Arts level 2 (Yr12) & level 3 (Yr13).

Over three terms students will produce a systematic body of work informed by established practice.

This will include theoretical components in:

  • Art History
  • Art Theory
  • Artist model research & response
  • Art Analysis
  • Thematic research, brainstorming and idea generation
  • Visual research and media experimentation

And practical production of their own works to demonstrate their understanding and application of the above.

Practical art-making components include:

  • Tonal drawing from observation using pencils, charcoal and ink.
  • Acrylic painting 
  • Photography
  • Mixed Media Art
  • Composite artworks

The third term will see students produce a body of work for a two-panelled NCEA style external folio assessment.

This course brings with it a demanding workload as a full year’s work needs to be completed over 9-10 months.

When & Where:
Thursdays 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Rendle Room @North Shore YMCA *new time* (combined class)

$95 per term for non-members
$90 per term for HASCA members

Nina’s Art Classes have been highly successful! In 2017 several of Nina’s senior art students gained Visual Arts NCEA level 1 and level 2 “endorsed with excellence”.  Similar grades were achieved in 2018. Nina likes to guide, encourage and support her students. 

Nina Lawgun also offers other classes on Thursdays:
High-school English, plus Visual Arts for Y7 to Yr10 Beginners.
(See ‘What’s On?! for class details.)

To Register:

Please contact Nina Lawgun at or 021-2045952, or via the contact form below. Nina welcomes your enquiries.

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HASCA does not directly run this activity but is very happy to recommend, promote, and support this programme. Nina is a homeschooling parent, and a HASCA member and committee executive. Please support Nina and Samantha through your participation in their classes. Thank you, Nina, for providing these wonderful learning opportunities for home educated children. 

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