Visual Art

real value??

real value??

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” – Warren Buffett The question about the true value of art came up again last week when news headlines told about Irma Stern’s Arab Priest that was sold for R34 million.    Arab priest by Irma Stern Is any art work really that valuable?  Considering that it is only going[Read More…]

by May 15, 2012 Visual Art
Casa Labia

Casa Labia

Make sure that you see the current exhibition at the Casa Labia in Muizenberg.  Two renowned South African artists exhibiting on our doorstep. The exhibition closes on 20 May 2012. The Casa Labia website: http://casalabia.co.za/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/

by May 13, 2012 Visual Art
the final products

the final products

The last time I mentioned all the art projects that we are working on. Now they are finished and we have the pictures! See the Silvermine Academy website for more photos: http://www.silvermine.co.za/site/gallery/latest-art-projects by Albert, Grade 11

by May 9, 2012 Visual Art
VIDEO killed the RADIO *

VIDEO killed the RADIO *

The Gr 9 Arts and Culture students are learning about radio drama! Some of them have never even heard of Radio Drama and cannot imagine life WITHOUT tv!!!!!! We will be studying the methods of achieving a successfull radio drama which will keep the auditory audience captivated and interested!

by May 3, 2012 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