Articles by: Marna Van Heerden

Grade 10 Design students Create Awareness

Grade 10 Design students Create Awareness

The Grade 10 Design students addressed the issue of endangered species by creating headdresses for a fashion show. The brief of this project is aimed at a fashion company who needs the designer to create a ‘Headdress’ for a fashion show as fundraiser for endangered species. Students explored creative techniques to create these various headdresses.

by September 29, 2017 Design, High School, Uncategorized
Demonstrating your understanding……

Demonstrating your understanding……

This is the time of tests and exams again.. and the Grade 10 Design students and doing some intensive thinking and showing their insight in their theory tests. Some tips that they would recommend, to do the trick.. Fuel Your Body Fuel your body with appropriate brain food (healthy snacks) the night before and day of the exam Pace Yourself Take a[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 Design, High School, Visual Art
Capture the Play of Light

Capture the Play of Light

The Grade 11 Art Students experimented with Ink line drawing techniques while focusing on the play of highlights and shadows on a still life. The aim of outdoor drawing is to focus on the fleeting moment of light as students develop their techniques to focus on line and form while drawing a still life. In fine art, the term ‘pen and ink’ denotes[Read More…]

by August 3, 2017 High School, Visual Art
Construct and Deconstruct with Grade 12 Visual Art

Construct and Deconstruct with Grade 12 Visual Art

Pablo Picasso once said: ‘Every act of Creation is first an Act of Destruction’. To make, we must first destroy.  Lapis Lazuli, is a pigment from previous centuries similar to contemporary French Ultramarine. This was made from first crushed semi-precious stones. For the artist to fully grasp creativity, he or she must also grasp destruction. To break something means to[Read More…]

by June 1, 2017 High School, Visual Art
‘Something Old , Something New’ in Grade 11 Design

‘Something Old , Something New’ in Grade 11 Design

The Grade 11 Visual Art students are embarking on a journey back in time to explore the History of Photography as part of our studies on Impressionism and the influence of Photography on art in the 1900’s. This great discovery of the late 1800’s, and the first latent image by Joseph Niepce, are celebrated this term as we experiment with[Read More…]

by May 8, 2017 Design, High School
Visual Arts students creating MEMORIES!

Visual Arts students creating MEMORIES!

   The Grade 11 students are paying tribute to ‘a life’ or ‘a moment in time’ with their Memory Boxes based on the inspirational work of Joseph Cornel’s ‘Juxtapositions’, and Judith Mason’s ‘Toy in Praise of Privacy’. It is inspirational to see how each student’s art work is a combination of ‘slices of memories’ represented by a collection of different[Read More…]

by March 15, 2017 High School, Visual Art
Silvermine students are ‘Design Minded’

Silvermine students are ‘Design Minded’

  Design forms part of every aspect of our lives. It is estimated that the average person interacts with about 150 items of design by breakfast – from the bed we are sleeping in, to the tube of toothpaste to the box containing the breakfast cereal! – Ravi Naidoo (Woolworths) During this term’s Design project, the grade 10 students are[Read More…]

by February 20, 2017 Design, High School
Creativity Ignites

Creativity Ignites

Creativity is the force that turns the Mundane into the Brilliant! Creativity is everywhere, whether you know where to look or not.    Photograph by Nicholas Pilsbury                        The inspiration is around you “All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.” – Leonardo da Vinci. This is one of[Read More…]

by January 29, 2017 Visual Art