Visual Art

New term projects, new learning opportunities in Visual Art

New term projects, new learning opportunities in Visual Art

The Grade 11 Visual Art new term Project ‘JUXTAPOSE’ inspired loads of thinking, exploring and research. We are looking at Photomontage as a new technique to discover artiststic expression in an interesting and ‘tongue-in-cheek’ method by combining contrasting and random images and photographs. Photomontage is often used as a means of expressing political dissent. It was first used as a[Read More…]

by August 8, 2018 High School, Visual Art
Celebrating South African Artists in Grade 9

Celebrating South African Artists in Grade 9

This week the Grade 9’s were tasked with putting together a retrospective exhibition of any South African artist before 1990. They had to put together a number of pamphlets to pass around the class while also presenting a brief history of the artist and provide information on a few of the artists’ artwork. The results were spectacular and the class[Read More…]

by August 3, 2018 English, High School, Visual Art
Is Anybody Listening? The Grade 8s focus on Saving our Oceans

Is Anybody Listening? The Grade 8s focus on Saving our Oceans

The Grade 8s have entered a competition to get your attention! Our oceans are in dire need of your protection. As an art project this term, we used recycled material to build a model that would send out a message to our community; each message is unique to the individual and requires the audience to analyze the deeper meaning behind[Read More…]

by April 12, 2018 High School, Visual Art
Grade 12 Visual Art

Grade 12 Visual Art

End of term means submission times and deadlines for practical work for Visual Art and Design. Grade 12 Visual Art Students final submissions for  theme ‘Construct/Deconstruct represented some interesting concepts. This body of work consists of a Drawing as well as an Artwork . The Grade 12 Visual Art students will receive their IEB Topic at the end of the[Read More…]

by March 20, 2018 High School, Visual Art
Community MURALS

Community MURALS

Over the course of this term, the Grade 9’s have been learning about the Origins of Graffiti. From Bubble Letters to Broadway Style, they had to adapt their new knowledge to create their very own welcome  mural for visitors passing through “their” Community. The result is a work-in-progress, however the full result will be up on the blog for all[Read More…]

by March 5, 2018 High School, Visual Art
Grade 12 Art Yearwork Construct/Decontstruct

Grade 12 Art Yearwork Construct/Decontstruct

The present Grade 12 Visual Art students ended 2017 with glance into the past and they are using the inspiration of the Red Hill Ruins as part of their Construct /Deconstruct Topic for their Yearwork Drawings and Artwork for 2018. Redhill ruins forms part of the history of forced removals and the Visual Art students spent a day capturing these[Read More…]

by February 15, 2018 High School, Visual Art
African Masks in the Grade 9 Class

African Masks in the Grade 9 Class

The Grade 9’s enjoyed the creative freedom of designing their very own stylistic African mask in Arts and Culture. They had to use a collage effect with positive and negative contrasts. The results were outstanding. With some buzzing tunes in the background, the Grade 9’s had the opportunity to escape the pressure and stress of this very frantic term. The Grade[Read More…]

by November 2, 2017 High School, Visual Art
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
Capture the Play of Light

Capture the Play of Light

The Grade 11 Art Students experimented with Ink line drawing techniques while focusing on the play of highlights and shadows on a still life. The aim of outdoor drawing is to focus on the fleeting moment of light as students develop their techniques to focus on line and form while drawing a still life. In fine art, the term ‘pen and ink’ denotes[Read More…]

by August 3, 2017 High School, Visual Art
Construct and Deconstruct with Grade 12 Visual Art

Construct and Deconstruct with Grade 12 Visual Art

Pablo Picasso once said: ‘Every act of Creation is first an Act of Destruction’. To make, we must first destroy.  Lapis Lazuli, is a pigment from previous centuries similar to contemporary French Ultramarine. This was made from first crushed semi-precious stones. For the artist to fully grasp creativity, he or she must also grasp destruction. To break something means to[Read More…]

by June 1, 2017 High School, Visual Art