St Andrews College boasts a strong and vibrant Visual Arts Department where boys are taught by Fine Art subject specialists from their Grade 8 year. In Grade 8 pupils are taught the basics of academic drawing. In their Grade 9 year, pupils are able to choose Visual Art as one of their Creative Arts subjects for the year and are taught the basics of Art Theory, painting, ceramics and print making. After Grade 9 Visual Arts becomes one of the formal subject choices in Grades 10, 11 and 12. The subject comprises of a 50% Theory and 50% Practical component. Art Theory exposes pupils to an array of different artists, cultures, and movements. The Theory of Art builds and links directly to the pupils understanding and conceptualisation of the practical component of Visual Arts and is therefore an important aspect of the subject. In the senior phase of Visual Arts pupils are encouraged to explore a variety of different media ranging from traditional Fine Art materials to more contemporary mediums. An individual exploration of practical themes is always encouraged. The Visual Arts Department is an active centre that allows boys the space and time to discover themselves creatively.
Luke Grobler, Oil Pastel Patrick O’Connell, Pencil Rory Williamson, Chalk pastel
Taine Hartzenberg, Pencil Uyapo Tapela, Pencil crayon and pen Zenande Simani, Pencil crayon
Grade 11 artworks in chalk pastel, pencil, oil pastel and pencil crayon.