L2 Painting - Semester A

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Mears

Level 2 Painting - Moving beyond Boundaries - learning about contemporary painting practice

Level 2 Painting students exploring a wide range of painting and drawing methods that relate to contemporary Art Practices and to their own personal investigations. It is a course for students who have achieved in Level 1 Visual Arts and want to expand their painting skills and thinking. Students are expected to work in new ways and undertake experimentation, engage in research and artist analysis to help further develop and regenerate their ideas.

The course involves learning about contemporary Painters and their ways of working, with an emphasis on building practical skills and combining this with high level thinking skills leading onto the making of strong compositional artworks.   

In the first internal achievement standard (2.2) students will utilise established contemporary painting practice to explore and learn about painting conventions,   they will demonstrate their knowledge of skills, techniques and exploration of paint media, and will demonstrate the application of these techniques, processes and ideas

In the second internal achievement standard (2.3) students will expand their knowledge of painting conventions, further demonstrate the application of the techniques and processes as they develop and re-generate confident ideas and make and a series of related paintings. 

Level 2 Painting leads to Level 3 Painting and can lead on to pathways within the Creative Industries, Design and Visual Arts. Further study in Fine Arts, Design or Architecture will lead to rewarding career outcomes.


L3 Painting - Semester A, L3 Painting - Semester B

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

The basic art materials such as communal paint, inks, dyes, specialty papers and communal pencils and brushes will be available. It is highly recommended at this level that students have a take home kit that includes their own quality synthetic brushes. fine art student paint, a selection of drawing and design pencils and a quality visual diary.

A basic take home kit at wholesale prices would cost approximately $60-70. Students will be able to place an order at the start of the year to purchase the materials that they need for their personal practice or are free to supply their own.

Prior Learning & Prerequisites


A Merit or higher level pass in Level 1 Visual Arts Painting Boards would be advantageous.

If students wish to take Semester B - the external Visual Arts Painting Portfolio Boards they must have first Achieved both the internal Level 2 Painting standards offered in Semester 1 (see details below). 

This course is the prerequisite for Level 3 Visual Arts Painting.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement, however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.

This course is approved for University Entrance however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91311 v2 Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to painting
A.S. 91316 v2 Visual Arts 2.3 - Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established painting practice
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Pathway Tags

Tattoo Artist, Signmaker, Fashion Designer, Painter and Decorator, Conservator, Make-up Artist, Animator/Digital Artist, Curator, Early Childhood Teacher, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Artist, Industrial Spray Painter


Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.