Tauhara College

Visual Arts


The objective of the Visual Arts Faculty is to expose the students to the wonders of art. In both the junior and senior classes we research artist models from New Zealand and overseas, incorporating ideas to produce original artworks. Art encompasses subjects such as painting, design, digital photography, print making and sculpture.

Subjects and Levels Taught
Art Years 9-11
Practical Art Year 12
Digital Photography Years 12-13
Design Year 12-13
Painting Year 12-13
Faculty Staff
Ms Penny Wilson Art and Photography
Ms Sally Cunnington Art and Design

Career Pathways

Art leads to a broad range of career opportunities and provides a sound base for a range of tertiary education programmes in the field of art. Previous students have found careers in such areas as product design for Fisher and Paykel, designer for Peter Jackson, Photographer for New Zealand Airforce, Exhibition officer for Te Papa to name but a few.


  • Scholarship in photography
  • Student work has been selected as national benchmarks
  • Art Exhibition and auction held
  • Prize winners in the Shirleys Shoes catalogue art competition