Arts and crafts classes take place once a week, on a Friday, for our Junior College students, and are hosted by experienced art teachers. These classes have proved to be very popular and have been well attended since they were first introduced. Our aim is for our students to produce artwork worthy to give as a gift or to hang on a wall with pride.
This is a class where our learners are able to relax and enjoy various art activities – each week the learners complete a different project which they take home on completion. This term the learners have already made a mosaic dolphin, a fabric painted Easter bag, a wooden sign for their bedroom door, a painted plate, an embellished photo frame and a wooden 2018 calendar.
Over the years we have taught the children various skills such as glass painting, candle making, mosaicing, beading, fabric painting, printing, metal embossing, papier-mâché, print making and acrylics. The students thoroughly enjoy these classes as they get to learn different techniques and use varied materials in a safe space.
Although all of the students are tasked with completing the same project, they are encouraged to experiment with the different art materials, using their imagination and creativity to produce their own individual masterpieces.
We as teachers look forward to many more years of creativity, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun!