Head of Creative Arts:
As a subject, Creative Arts offers grade 8 and 9 learners the opportunity to explore two art forms namely Visual Arts and Drama.
In our Drama component to the subject we encourage learners to grow both individually and in groups in order to develop their performance, communication and social skills. These skills help the learners with formal presentations in school (orals), house plays, and any sort of performance (whether they are performing musically or verbally) in order to pave a path of confidence on their exciting journey to adulthood.
Drama is used as a tool to develop these skills and helps the boys make connections across the curriculum. While framing exercises that are fun and stimulating, and practicals that are designed for the Grade 8 and 9 learners that nurture their academic development by learning practical applications of the theory.
In the Visual Arts component of Creative Arts learners are equipped with the foundation skills within Visual Arts. They develop a visual language and the skills that relate to visual literacy. Learners are able to work individually and in groups on a variety of tasks allowing them to reflect and critically analyse various topics.
We touch on different practical disciplines within Visual Arts (drawing, photography, printmaking and painting). Learners are also able to experience working with a number of different mediums like pencil, charcoal, oil pastel and paint. They are encouraged and are given the tools to express themselves in an original way on any visual format.
Within the Creative Arts curriculum we aim to develop creative, original, confident, expressive and innovative individuals.