Visual Art

endings and new beginnings

endings and new beginnings

This week in the art class it was time for endings… The grade 8’s finished a painting project where they had to paint a portrait of a woman close to them.  I have mentioned this project before.  It took much longer than we expected, but was great fun.  Now the paintings are finished and framed in frames created by the[Read More…]

by April 24, 2012 Visual Art
Blessed Easter to all

Blessed Easter to all

Welcome back to Term 2! We have just finished the holidays with a long Easter weekend, during which Christians all over the world have celebrated the crucifiction and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The birth and crucifiction of Jesus has been one of the most often encountered themes in Visual Art during the ages.  This theme occurred especially during the Middle Ages and Renaissance when[Read More…]

by April 10, 2012 Visual Art
DRAMA!

DRAMA!

Drama, drama DRAAAAAAMA!! This term, the Arts and Culture students will be studying Drama as part of the Learning Outcome in focus. We will start off the term with a shimmy and a shake and learn some warm-up exercises to stimulate all the senses! We will learn why warming up is so essential to any dramatic performance, and what it[Read More…]

by April 10, 2012 Visual Art
QUEEN appreciation & Makin’ some NOISE!!!

QUEEN appreciation & Makin’ some NOISE!!!

This week the Gr 9 Arts and Culture class will be watching a dvd of one of Queen’s live performances. It is part of our Music appreciation lesson! Today, the Gr 8’s had some time to practice Polyrhythms. We had great fun clappin, patting, stamping and clicking to different rhythms!

by March 12, 2012 Visual Art
Grade 8’s and 9’s enjoy painting!!

Grade 8’s and 9’s enjoy painting!!

During art classes the past two weeks the grade 9’s attempted their own still life paintings.  We started with detailed pencil drawings of a still life, then transferred those onto larger sized paper and started painting. Grade 9’s having fun with paint       The main aims of the project were to learn to look and draw what they[Read More…]

by March 11, 2012 Visual Art
CULTURE VULTURE!

CULTURE VULTURE!

This term, the Grade 8 class focused on and studied Pop Culture in South Africa. We looked at what things tie us together and make us call ourselves proudly South African! We listened to and discussed a famous call and response song like “Shosholoza” and what feelings are evoked when we listen to it; especially at sporting events like the[Read More…]

by March 8, 2012 Visual Art
Art Start

Art Start

Welcome… Our new art blog should keep you up to date with what is happening in our art classes, from Grade 8 to Grade 12.  We have already finished a few very exciting projects.  Photographs will be uploaded shortly. Our Matrics are finishing off their first big year-work project over the course of this next week, whilst our Grade 8’s[Read More…]

by March 3, 2012 Visual Art