Mon 25 Nov 2019

Student art on display this week

Artworks by WITT students will be on display to the public this week during a series of informal open days. As well as displaying students project work, it’s also an opportunity for interested people to call by and chat to tutors about what the Art department has on offer for students in 2020.

From pencil sketches and woodcut prints to paintings and portfolios the Certificate students in Art & Design Level 4 have worked hard over two terms to produce work they’re proud of. Many of these students are now moving into WITT’s Level 5 NZ Art & Design Diploma next year.

Art tutor Ged Guy says the students have all developed individual strengths throughout their time at WITT.

“Some students came in with some high-level skills, some with very few, but all have grown in confidence and each have gained personal insights into their passion areas,” she said.

The New Zealand Certificate in Arts & Design (Level 4) is a hands-on studio based programme which enables learners to explore, investigate and develop a range of core skills relating to Art & Design.

The programme aims to provide a strong grounding in a range of art and design media. It is designed for school leavers and/or adults who want to develop their current skills and creativity, and also gain the skills to move into further study.

In 2020, WITT’s Art & Design Level 4 programme will be open entry, meaning interested people do not need to have completed prior study in order to enrol. 

“Anyone who may have wanted to learn art or design to further an interest or get into employment can now enter this field in one easy step – a huge positive for anyone working in isolation at home,” Ged said.

The New Zealand Certificate in Arts & Design (Level 4) is a 15 week full-time course, with a part-time option available.

The art department will be open to view student artwork and discuss 2020 study options, Monday 25th to Thursday 28th November, 9am-5pm.