Visual Art

Cubism our chosen ‘ism’ in Grade 11 Visual Art

Cubism our chosen ‘ism’ in Grade 11 Visual Art

The Grade 11 Visual Art group has been exploring the ‘ism’s’ in Visual Art. Many very interesting techniques explored in the process of each artwork. So what is Art and what is an ‘Ism’? Rene Magritte, Mr Magritte I love your ism, but is it Art? I’ll eat your black bowler hat if that is Art? Salvador Dali, I adore[Read More…]

by August 21, 2020 High School, Visual Art
The Grade 8’s create African Inspired Pinch Pots

The Grade 8’s create African Inspired Pinch Pots

After returning from lock-down, the Grade 8’s were given the opportunity to be creative. They were tasked to design their very own African-inspired pinch pot before being handed some clay to mould their design and bring it to life. The final product is outstanding and I’m positive that their work will be a lovely and decorative addition around the house.[Read More…]

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
Studying the human form through Gesture Drawings

Studying the human form through Gesture Drawings

The Grade 10 Visual Arts group is studying the human anatomy and capturing movement of the human form through gesture drawings. Gesture drawings enable students to learn how the body moves and is connected. The set-up time for gesture drawing is minimal. All you need is a pencil and a sketchbook. And the poses can be as short as 1[Read More…]

by April 25, 2019 High School, Visual Art
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
Painting like the impressionists

Painting like the impressionists

Grade 10 Visual Arts are embracing the impressionist style with ‘plein air’ paintings. Light and photography played a significant role in the creation of impressionist paintings . Grade 10’s ink observational drawings of trees shows interesting techniques and expression.

by February 21, 2019 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…]

Grade 10 Visual Art – All about ‘The Still Life’

Grade 10 Visual Art – All about ‘The Still Life’

Grade 10 Visual Art Students are exploring the ‘Still life’ as a genre during the fourth term. With a wide variety of objects, different types of still life’s were created by the students. The main focus area is on ‘composition’ and considering the different elements of art. The project requires students to determine their chosen ‘type’ of Still life, do[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 High School, 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