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
Young Artists in Creative Expressions

Young Artists in Creative Expressions

There was a light-hearted atmosphere this week as our young artists had the opportunity to experiment with mixed forms of artistic media. The Grade 1 girls were excited to create something beautiful by using water colours and blowing bubbles. The Grade 2 girls felt like true little artists as they worked with their tables set up in an easel style. Working[Read More…]

by February 18, 2016 Creative Expression
Dramatic Arts in Grade 7

Dramatic Arts in Grade 7

This term the Grade 7s are partaking in Dramatic Arts during Creative Expression lessons. This week they were required to create a unique story. One group member was chosen to be a narrator while the other members acted out the story. I was astounded by their preparation and creativity! I am very excited to see what they create next. The[Read More…]

by February 3, 2016 Creative Expression
An Amazing Start to Term One

An Amazing Start to Term One

Creative Expression in the form of drama can stimulate childrens’ imaginations and help them bring their ideas to life. It stimulates their creativity and helps them make sense of their emotions. It allows them to face their fears in a safe environment. It develops their language and communication skills. I look forward to an exciting term of drama with our[Read More…]

by January 21, 2016 Creative Expression
Christmas Crafts and Still Life

Christmas Crafts and Still Life

The Grade 2’s and 3″s had fun getting their hands full of paint this week. They began creating their own Christmas decorations using recyclable goods.   The Grade 5’s are learning about still life this term.  Still Life is the best way in art for learning and teaching the skills of drawing and painting. It teaches you how to look at[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 Creative Expression
Encouraging Creativity

Encouraging Creativity

Creativity is expressing one’s ideas, trying new things, and experimenting with changing materials. The best way to develop creativity is for the facilitator to provide a variety of materials and then give children time to create on their own. The Grade 2s and 3s have been experimenting with different forms of artistic media. Art is a process, not a product.[Read More…]

by October 27, 2015 Creative Expression
Play-Based Learning in Grade 2

Play-Based Learning in Grade 2

During this term our Grade 2s will be getting their hands messy with clay. Playing with clay encourages little minds to get busy by thinking about what they’re going to create and how they’re going to create it. This type of creative play promotes imaginative problem-solving skills. It’s an outstanding sensory development activity for little hands. Young children are still working[Read More…]

by October 14, 2015 Creative Expression
A Fantastic End to Term 3 for Grade 6

A Fantastic End to Term 3 for Grade 6

The Grade 6s have exceeded my expectations! They were required to prepare and present a dance sequence using the skills and techniques that they have learned during this term of Dance in Creative Expression. I was left speechless by the amount of hard work and dedication that was incorporated into their dance sequences. Their sequences were presented flawlessly. I am[Read More…]

by September 23, 2015 Creative Expression
Storytelling and Drama

Storytelling and Drama

The Grade 5s are learning through stories in Creative Expression. Storytelling and drama share a number of features. They build children’s innate capacity for fantasy and imaginative play. The learners were divided into groups and had to create narrative stories. By creating these stories, it gave the Grade 5s the opportunity to develop concentration skills, language skills, positive attitudes as well as[Read More…]

by September 8, 2015 Creative Expression