Articles by: Marna Van Heerden

In the SPOTLIGHT with Gr 11 Design

In the SPOTLIGHT with Gr 11 Design

The grade 11 Design group had to show their ‘teaching skills’ by presenting as a group, the different Modern Design Movements and the characteristics of each movement. All had great fun as concepts were grasped in a fun and playful way with props and Powerpoint Presentations. The winning group, who covered the most facts and presented their ‘design movement’ with[Read More…]

by May 24, 2018 Design, High School
End of Term 1 for Design

End of Term 1 for Design

Grade 11 Design students produced some very interesting ergonomic product design ideas.  A Package design accompanied each prototype.  A great start to the year grade 11!

by April 12, 2018 Design, High School
Grade 12 Visual Art

Grade 12 Visual Art

End of term means submission times and deadlines for practical work for Visual Art and Design. Grade 12 Visual Art Students final submissions for  theme ‘Construct/Deconstruct represented some interesting concepts. This body of work consists of a Drawing as well as an Artwork . The Grade 12 Visual Art students will receive their IEB Topic at the end of the[Read More…]

by March 20, 2018 High School, Visual Art
Colour and Design

Colour and Design

The grade 10 design class is designing chocolate wrappers to entice all the senses. The brief:  to design an organic chocolate wrapper. I encouraged the students to use organic patterns and mixed colours that complements this brief that shows a radial composition.

by February 23, 2018 Design, High School
Grade 12 Art Yearwork Construct/Decontstruct

Grade 12 Art Yearwork Construct/Decontstruct

The present Grade 12 Visual Art students ended 2017 with glance into the past and they are using the inspiration of the Red Hill Ruins as part of their Construct /Deconstruct Topic for their Yearwork Drawings and Artwork for 2018. Redhill ruins forms part of the history of forced removals and the Visual Art students spent a day capturing these[Read More…]

by February 15, 2018 High School, Visual Art
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