Design

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
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