Design

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
‘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
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
SMA Past Pupil Success

SMA Past Pupil Success

On Thursday, 10 November, I was invited to attend the final exam exhibition of Liam Volschenk at Vega School in Cape Town. Liam finished Grade 12 in 2014 and has studied photography.    What a privilege to see this successful exhibition by one of our very own Art and Design students. Well done, Liam.  You have made us proud.    

by November 15, 2016 Design, Visual Art
Teega Michl - Design

Successful Matric Art Exhibition

Matric 2016 has come and gone… As always, the Visual Art and Design students finished off the year with their examination exhibition that culminates everything they have worked for throughout their high school creative career. This exhibition was moderated and marked by several external moderators and examiners from the IEB. And as always, the examiners were pleased with what they saw[Read More…]

by October 19, 2016 Design, Visual Art
Design Research at Kirstenbosch

Design Research at Kirstenbosch

On Thursday, 8 September, the Grade 11 Design students went on an excursion to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The purpose of this trip was to do primary research for their first Matric project, which they have to complete by the end of the first term next year. Each student has to design a restaurant or kiosk for a fictional, newly established botanical garden, do[Read More…]

by September 26, 2016 Design
Grade 10 Designers Follow the Latest Trends

Grade 10 Designers Follow the Latest Trends

After completing modules in perspective drawing and model building last term, the Grade 10s considered themselves ready to attempt their first architecture project. For this project we are following a current trend in the design world – designing for refugees. Their brief asked them to design dwellings for refugee camps. These have to be comfortable, affordable and easy to erect in a[Read More…]

by August 23, 2016 Design
Exams are a Learning and Teaching Opportunity

Exams are a Learning and Teaching Opportunity

Art and Design practical exams always look as if they are really fun – that is to the students who do not take those subjects. They are fun, but it is also a serious work time. Practical examinations provide students with an opportunity to work on a project for an uninterrupted period of time, which is not always possible on a normal[Read More…]

by June 21, 2016 Design, Visual Art
Well Deserved Chocolates in Design

Well Deserved Chocolates in Design

To finish off a series of Communication Design Projects, the Grade 10 designers had to create a cover for a chocolate bar.  The inspiration had to come from two emotions that they drew from a hat.  They were not allowed to use any recognisable imagery – only colour, shape and pattern could be used to show the emotion. They did an excellent job[Read More…]

by June 1, 2016 Design