Design

B’ the Change in the ‘New Normal’

B’ the Change in the ‘New Normal’

The Grade 11 Design students are facing a new identity of ‘BEING SOLUTION MINDED’ . The new mindset of  problem solving in our present circumstances is creating a generation of designers who are divergent thinkers. This design minded thinking synthesizes information and knowledge to achieve a solution in order to deal with our volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world[Read More…]

by July 9, 2020 Design, High School
The fresh start to a creative Design and Art journey

The fresh start to a creative Design and Art journey

The Grade 10 Art and Design Students plunged into their new creative journey with great enthusiasm. Their first brainstorm sessions marked inspirations from artists and designers world wide and how this impacts on our every day lives. Visual Journals tell the stories of inspiration, ideas and development of works in the making…looking forward to a great and creative 2020!  [Read More…]

by January 24, 2020 Design, High School, Visual Art
Another ‘last time’ for grade 12 design

Another ‘last time’ for grade 12 design

The matric design students have now embarked on another ‘last time’ significant design practical as they log their final for their 24 hour IEB exam practical. Each student has to complete a series of final products for their practical IEB design exam under the theme of ‘De-Othering’. This includes a variety of design solutions to ‘de-other’ in our society.

by September 8, 2019 Design, High School
The Right Kind Of POT

The Right Kind Of POT

With Grade 9 approaching ever so quickly, I figured it was time the Grade 8s got the chance to experiment with something I am sure we are all too familiar with. I still remember the first time my teacher back in High School gave me my first pot lesson…. She used to always emphasise how important it is to be[Read More…]

by July 25, 2019 Design, High School
Puppets or Muppets? A Bit Of Both!!!

Puppets or Muppets? A Bit Of Both!!!

The Grade 9s were tasked to create their very own Puppet show in Arts and Culture this Term. Individually they were expected to create two of their own Puppet characters. Upon completion they were put into groups of four to five learners. In their groups they had to come up with a script that would incorporate all the individual characters[Read More…]

by February 28, 2019 Design, High School, Visual Art
Embracing our first introduction to Design and Art

Embracing our first introduction to Design and Art

Grade 10 Art and Design students have plunged wholeheartedly into all that the creative possibilities that their new subject choices can possibly offer. Visual Arts created sculptures as a dedication to the artwork and sculptures of the Artist Paul du Toit. Design students explored the possibilities of foreground and back ground perspectives as they learn more about the elements of[Read More…]

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
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 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