BEAUMONT ART DEPARTMENT
Beaumont Primary School has always embraced the importance of art, making this department an integral part of the school. We currently have two dedicated teachers all of whom fully understand and appreciate each child’s creative individuality, which is then brought out within the framework of the CAPS curriculum.
The focus within the Art Department is to build on all learners’ skills and to develop a love of art and creativity. We endeavor to keep a healthy balance between competition and creativity.
Working in varied mediums such as watercolours, oil pastels, clay, charcoal and pencil, as well as recycled materials, the children are able to express themselves and develop their talents.
Artworks from each class are displayed termly and at the end of each year a selection of artworks are chosen to be framed and hung around the school as a permanent exhibit.
The children are entered in annual Eisteddfods as well a variety of competitions and exhibitions. We currently have artworks displayed in the Zeitz MOCAA Museum in Cape Town.
We work towards keeping Beaumont’s standards of excellence in the cultural aspects of the school and our goal is to develop children into well rounded individuals who can enjoy the arts as much as they enjoy other school activities.
The art room is a calm and stimulating work environment which encourages creativity. We are fortunate to overlook Vergelegen’s Hills and the beautiful Helderberg Mountain.
The following Grade 4 learners’ artworks will be on display in the ‘Home is where the Art is’ Exhibition in The Zeitz MOCAA Museum in Cape Town.
Yaqi Wang, Nina Watts, Shaelyn Hobbs, Megan Bennie, Aiden Olivier, Roslyn Hebler, Tyler Dippenaar, William Grindrod, Erik Rijnsburger, Robbie Winter, Zander Coetzee and Mieke Labuschagne
Arty Afternoons has been operating at Beaumont for the last few years and is a very popular private extra-curricular activity. Lucy Newton-Foot runs Arty Afternoons and teaches children from Grade 1 through to Grade 7.
Arty Afternoons exposes children to a variety of art forms and gives them an opportunity to grow and develop a love of art and creativity. As they are in smaller groups, they are able to experiment with a variety of mediums and receive individual attention when learning how to use these mediums. This also gives them the opportunity to develop as an individual.
These children learn about composition, design and all the other elements of art in an informal atmosphere having fun while they learn!
Beaumont has a very high standard of art and our goal is to keep this high standard going strong for many years to come!