Hungry Creek Art & Craft School

Introduction

Hungry Creek offers you the opportunity to study and develop your creative abilities in a unique and stimulating environment.

The areas of study available are Painting, Jewellery, Ceramics, Sculpture, Drawing, Design, Art History and Computer Aided Design for Jewellery.

Students come to Hungry Creek to become artists, craftspeople, designers and teachers or to gain employment with associated industries. There is a strong emphasis on technical skills which are taught in the fully equipped jewellery, sculpture, painting and ceramics studios. Class sizes are limited to 15-20 students enabling individual attention from tutors. The school has been offering New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) approved qualifications since 1990 and now offers five NZQA approved qualifications. Students are entitled to the same loans and allowances as University and Polytechnic students. We welcome students of all ages and cultures as we believe everyone has something to offer.

Mission

Our Mission is to provide a unique, artistically challenging and stimulating environment to assist students in their professional and creative development. Encourage you to be innovative rather than imitative. Foster a culture of support amongst the staff, students and graduates. Make every effort to accommodate the individuals learning style and mode of creative expression and to provide training in a manner that best suits their needs.

Qualifications Offered

  • Certificate in Art and Craft (Foundation)
  • Diploma in Art and Craft Diploma in Art and Craft (Advanced)
  • Certificate in Jewellery
  • Diploma in Jewellery Diploma in Art & Craft Advanced - Jewellery
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Diploma

Diploma in Art and Craft

Campus Full time Part time 3 years March 2017 New Zealand Auckland + 1 more

To give students the opportunity to refine and develop art making, profession, research and presentation skills. During the year students are encouraged to market and exhibit their work. Year 2, 3 and honours students are each provided with a studio space in which to complete their work. [+]

Level 6 Overall Aim To give students the opportunity to refine and develop art making, profession, research and presentation skills. During the year students are encouraged to market and exhibit their work. Year 2, 3 and honours students are each provided with a studio space in which to complete their work. Length 3 years full-time, 30 hours per week. Part-time study options are available. Entry Criteria Students who satisfactorily complete the Certificate in Art and Craft (Foundation) course are credited as having complete year one of the Diploma and accepted into year 2. All other applicants must submit a portfolio of work commensurate with the standard of the level at which they seek entry. The school recognises prior learning and encourages students with previous experience, work or study based, to apply at an advanced level. Major Studies Painting - The painting programme is aimed at introducing students to the fundamental aspects of painting through the use of a variety of materials and subject matter. Students will be encouraged to develop individual expression and observational skills as well as the opportunity to question their own ideas and concepts. Painting techniques will be practised using student acrylic and oil paint. Sculpture - Students will learn to use both traditional and modern sculpture techniques, materials and modes of expression. The programme covers a range of materials including clay, plaster, wood, stone and metal. Senior students are encouraged to experiment with a variety of materials and processes and to develop an individual response to 3D art making. Ceramics - Students will be encouraged to express themselves in clay and develop technical skills and techniques relevant to their stage of development. These will include: clay preparation and properties, throwing, hand building, glazing and a variety of firing and kiln building techniques. Students develop an individual mode of expression and work towards a creative and innovative result. Jewellery - Students will gain an excellent grounding in a broad range of jewellery skills. The theory, skills, techniques and materials are explored with a free approach to both the design input and outcome. The flexibility to integrate skills and ideas into other disciplines is encouraged. Core Studies Life Drawing - Using a variety of approaches, students will increase their visual awareness, observational skills, understanding of form and structure; and the development of an individual interpretation. Students are encouraged to experiment with a variety of traditional and contemporary media to build up their drawing and mark making skills. Student will be encouraged to keep a visual diary. Design (Year 1 and 2) - An introduction to theory of design elements, approaches to design and the development of ideas and the creative process. These will be explored in a variety of mediums and materials involving problem solving and technical drawing. Art History - The history of art and craft including pacific craft, New Zealand/Maori craft, contemporary and ancient cultures. History is studied via slide and video lectures. The programme aims to inform the student’s creative processes. Students will learn to research art and craft topics and participate in practical exercises. Professional Studies (Year 3) - Professional Studies covers a variety of skills required to manage a career in the arts. This unit covers areas including: legal contracts (e.g. with galleries and dealers), photographing work, portfolio preparation, exhibiting and promotion, tax laws, funding, book keeping and teaching skills. Year 2 The emphasis is placed on developing and experimenting with ideas, techniques, processes and exploring the creative process. Students continue their studies in the core subjects and select two major studies. Students work closely with tutors to develop their abilities. Year 3 The emphasis is on refining skills and ideas and producing a body of work for the end of year submission. Each student follows an individual learning programme designed, in conjunction with the tutors, to meet their specific learning needs and goals, Studio or workshop experience with an artist or craftsperson is encouraged where applicable. Students continue with the core studies and select up to two major studies. The students work closely with the tutors toward producing a body of work for the end of year submission. Successful students are awarded the Diploma in Art and Craft. [-]

Diploma in Jewellery

Campus Full time 3 years March 2017 New Zealand Auckland

The curriculum is designed to expose students to a varied yet interrelated study program to give each student the skills to enter the industry either as a jewellery designer, manufacturing jeweller, and self employed studio jeweller or to go onto further study. [+]

The curriculum is designed to expose students to a varied yet interrelated study program to give each student the skills to enter the industry either as a jewellery designer, manufacturing jeweller, and self employed studio jeweller or to go onto further study. Entry Criteria We welcome students who are committed to making careers as jewellers. Maturity and life experience are considered an asset. Applicants are requested to attend an interview and bring with them examples of their art or craft work. Students who successfully complete the Certificate in Jewellery are accepted into year 2 of the Diploma in Jewellery. Programme Overview Technical & Practical Skills – Aimed at giving students practical skills in a range of techniques and materials used in jewellery making. It is based in the jewellery workshop where students will acquire skills enabling them to produce work showing high levels of technical expertise. Jewellery Design Skills – Students will be able to explore their creative processes in a range of techniques and materials through a series of practical projects resulting in original and contemporary jewellery. Students will combine design skills with techniques acquired during the technical and practical workshop skills classes. Drawing/Rendering/Computer Aided Design – This course will introduce the student to a variety of drawing and rendering techniques, both traditional and computer aided. The 2nd year programme will teach the student to render using digital techniques. In the 3rd year the emphasis will be on rendering as a design tool. CAD renderings are able to be printed electronically in 3D modelling material. Art History – The history of art and craft including pacific craft, New Zealand/Maori craft, contemporary and ancient cultures. History is studied via slide and video lectures. The programme aims to inform the student’s creative processes. Students will learn to research art and craft topics and participate in practical exercises. Design (Diploma Year 1 and 2) – An introduction to theory of design elements, approaches to design and the development of ideas and the creative process. These will be explored in a variety of mediums and materials involving problem solving and technical drawing. Jewellery Technology (Diploma Year 2) – To support the practical subjects, students will learn the theory of techniques, practises and materials used. Professional Studies (Diploma Year 3) – Professional Studies covers a variety of skills required to manage a career in the arts. This unit covers areas including: legal contracts (e.g. with galleries and dealers), photographing work, portfolio preparation, exhibiting and promotion, tax laws, funding, bookkeeping and teaching skills. [-]