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 2018 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... [-]

Diploma in Jewellery

Campus Full time 3 years March 2018 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. Computer Aided Design/Drawing and rendering – 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... [-]

Contact
Location address
81 Hillside Road, Wairau Valley, North Shore
Auckland, NZ