Creative Expression

The Value of Art and Creative Expression

The Value of Art and Creative Expression

Painting is much more than just a simple activity. Painting is a way for children to do many important things: convey ideas, express emotion, use their senses, explore colour, explore process and outcomes, and create aesthetically pleasing works and experiences. Painting with children allows us to see much more than a simple picture. If we observe with careful eyes and[Read More…]

by November 1, 2016 Creative Expression
A Creative Start to Term 4

A Creative Start to Term 4

The Grade 2 girls loved creating their very own photo booth props this week in Creative Expression. They made various props such as big smiles, funny glasses and even long beards! The Art Room was filled with laughter as the girls showed off their props to their peers!        The Grade 7s jumped straight to the task of planning the[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 Creative Expression
Sun Valley’s Got Talent

Sun Valley’s Got Talent

It has been an absolute treat being able to observe our Intermediate Phase students perform in ‘Rock Toyz‘. They definitely do not lack personality nor confidence, as evident when they make their appearances on stage. The costumes and make-up are stunning, as is each child’s dancing and acting. If you have not yet seen the show, treat yourself! It is a must see!

by August 24, 2016 Creative Expression
Messy Fun with our Fingers and Feet

Messy Fun with our Fingers and Feet

Our Grade 1 girls are flourishing beautifully as they experiment with a variety of artistic media and different brush techniques during their Creative Expression lessons.    Sometimes you just have to let your feet do the painting, because it’s really fun! Feet are often forgotten as a wonderful tool for painting as well as exploring the sense of touch. The[Read More…]

by August 11, 2016 Creative Expression
New Techniques to Kick Off the Term

New Techniques to Kick Off the Term

This week during the Grade 1 lesson, concentration turned into absolute delight as the boys discovered how to create a cartoon character face by using the word “boy”.           The Grade 2 girls created beautiful sunsets by using water colours and a variety of brush techniques. They had so much fun experimenting with blending colours.  [Read More…]

by July 27, 2016 Creative Expression
Igniting Imaginations in Creative Expressions

Igniting Imaginations in Creative Expressions

Each Grade 1 boy received a piece of paper which had a random mark on it. They were required to use their imaginations to create an original piece of art incorporating the mark. We have an amazing group of creative young artists. The results were stunning and so original.       Symmetry creates balance, and balance in design creates harmony,[Read More…]

by June 17, 2016 Creative Expression
Comical Times in Creative Expression

Comical Times in Creative Expression

The Grade 7s have just completed the rough drafts of their term project for Fauvism. One can definitely see that our young artists have passion and perseverance as they work hard to create their best piece of art yet.     The Grade 3s had the opportunity to use their imaginations and creativity to be the authors of their own comic strips.[Read More…]

by June 2, 2016 Creative Expression
Mixed Media Bliss

Mixed Media Bliss

The Grade 3s were intrigued as they learned a new technique using water colours. In order to create textured owls, they were encouraged to use very thin paint brushes and fine brush strokes. They were impressed with their work and marvelled at how beautiful the colours looked when blended together.        The Grade 5 artists had fun working[Read More…]

by May 18, 2016 Creative Expression
This Week in Creative Expression

This Week in Creative Expression

There was absolute silence during the Grade 1 Art lessons this week as the learners were required to observe their facial features in a mirror and then sketch what they saw. The results were stunning. This term our Grade 4 learners start Dramatic Arts. We all had so much fun learning about miming and mirroring. The learners also took part in[Read More…]

by April 13, 2016 Creative Expression
Winners of Noordhoek Vision 2030 Art, Essay and Poetry Competition

Winners of Noordhoek Vision 2030 Art, Essay and Poetry Competition

I would like to celebrate five of our learners who won prizes for their creativity in the Noordhoek Vision 2030 Art, Essay and Poetry Competition. The competition involved the learners offering their thoughts, dreams and wishes for shaping the Noordhoek in which they will be working and living. The topic of the competition was “What will Noordhoek be like in 2030?[Read More…]

by March 2, 2016 Creative Expression