Creative Expression

Shades of my favourite colour

Shades of my favourite colour

Walking through the foyer gives me great joy … and not only because I am heading home at the end of a long day. It is the Art on display that takes my breath away. One is often drawn to particular colours and I must say shades of purple grab my attention. The new display of Grade 7 Art in[Read More…]

by May 18, 2012 Creative Expression

Slowly, slowly catch the monkey.

The Grade 4 to 7 classes are still working steadily on their projects. There are some beautiful results, especially among the Grade five’s who are working on a complex artwork that is growing organically as they move through it. (i.e.  we are making choices about what to do as we get to the next step as apposed to having a[Read More…]

by May 8, 2012 Creative Expression
Art Club

Art Club

The Art Club is operational for the Foundation Phase every Wednesday from 14.30 to 15.30 and the InterSen Phase at the same time every Friday. For the small fee of R300 per term your child can attend these sessions run by Michelle Davidson, who has her master in Fine Art.   Michelle has many exciting projects planned and would love more[Read More…]

by May 4, 2012 Creative Expression
Grade 1-3 Art Classes

Grade 1-3 Art Classes

The Grade 1-3 Art Class projects are designed to compliment this terms’ class themes. Grade 1’s are learning all about their school.  This dynamic assignment requires that they work together in groups and document various aspects of their school.   The children are required to observe their surroundings in detail for the artwork. They will probably not bring this one home[Read More…]

by April 22, 2012 Creative Expression
The Art Factory

The Art Factory

The flow of artwork coming out of the artroom is picking up the pace and some really exciting results are flying off the “art conveyer belt.”  Bold colours and strong compositions are dominating the space.   It is wonderful to see the faces of the pupils as they see their work developing into something that is well worth all the effort invested. [Read More…]

by April 17, 2012 Creative Expression
Our Grade 3’s Experiment with Pastels & Paint!

Our Grade 3’s Experiment with Pastels & Paint!

The Grade 3’s worked incredibly hard last term! I thoroughly enjoyed seeing their imagination and enthusiasm for each project, and their painting skills improved dramatically! Their “Cute Cat” Project showed their self motivation and willingness to experiment with pastels and paint.  

by April 13, 2012 Creative Expression
Our Beautiful Grade 2 Penguins

Our Beautiful Grade 2 Penguins

  The Grade 2’s Penguin Project took lots of energy and concentration as they completed a collage of swimming penguins with different coloured paper.     They also learnt how to mix paint, and creatively painted the sea and sand in the background! Well done Grade Two’s!  

by March 23, 2012 Creative Expression
Creativity in full flow

Creativity in full flow

The Grade 4 to 7 classes have all successfully completed their first artwork of the term. They have done an excellent job with some exciting results.  Grade 4 reflected on their families in this project. Grade 5 went on a “trip” to Venice and observed all the colourful washing hanging out to dry  over the canals.   Grade 6 gave[Read More…]

by March 13, 2012 Creative Expression
Easter Just Around the Corner!

Easter Just Around the Corner!

Easter is just around the corner and the Grade 1’s have been creating a collage to celebrate this time. They have been encouraged to explore patterns and shapes and work with textures to create a colourful basket full of Easter eggs. These enthusiastic and creative learners are really excited about this project and have been working hard.

by March 2, 2012 Creative Expression
Artroom Action

Artroom Action

The Intersen phase of our school, have gotten off to a roaring start in the art room this term.  Lots of bubbly and enthusiastic artists picked up their tools and began the daunting task of creating Masterpiece number one, for 2012.  The emphasis on the discussions in the art room so far,  has been on developing confidence and practicing observational[Read More…]

by February 21, 2012 Creative Expression