Creative Arts

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time

Thomas Merton

Creative Art Details

The Wynberg Boys’ Creative Arts Department offers Drama and Visual Art components for learners in grades 8 and 9. These learners are given the opportunity to explore either, or both, of the Creative Arts components.

Creative Arts encourages leaners to improve their communication, performance and social skills, allowing them to develop their creative aspect in an introspective and supportive environment. These skills will provide a valuable support for students giving presentations, orals, house plays and when presenting other visual or acoustic performances. Classes and exercises are designed not only to be academically stimulating, but also fun and involved for the learners. We aim to develop creative, original, confident, expressive and innovative individuals.

A Word from the Head of Creative Arts

Ms Laura Diedericks
Drama: Ms Courtney Wallace

Creative Arts offers Grade 8 and 9 students the opportunity to explore Drama, Visual Arts, Music, and Dance.

The compulsory Drama component encourages students to grow both individually and in groups in order to develop their performance, communication, and social skills. These skills help them 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, Music, and Dance are used as tools to develop these skills and help the boys’ make connections across the curriculum. These are framing exercises that are fun and stimulating, with practicals designed for the Grade 8 and 9 students to nurture their academic development by learning practical applications of the theory. Offering Music from Grade 8 gives all students the essential grounding to pursue the subject in their Grade 10 subject choices towards their matric final exams.

In the Visual Arts component of Creative Arts students are equipped with the foundation skills within Visual Arts. They develop a visual language and the skills that relate to visual literacy. Students 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). Students 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.