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The Form IV Art students reflected on their Impressionist painting project. Here are a few reflections from the girls:

“Initially, I was quite skeptical of the impasto and unblended techniques of impressionism, but I soon realised it was a very freeing process, which I enjoyed.” Mahlatse Chocho

“I enjoyed the freedom of the process and the spontaneity of each brushstroke and how the canvas came to life with the illusion of movement the combined brushstrokes created.” Tamlin Klement

“It’s very different from what I’m used to – a naturalistic style – being forced to create a naturalistic looking artwork using simple methods and I found it much more fun than being stressed over trying to create the perfect painting and instead just letting the paintbrush do the work.” Tatiana Williams

“I enjoyed that I had to step out of my comfort zone and try new things and teach myself to stop trying to make everything look perfect.” Azra Nosarka

“I enjoyed creating an artwork I was proud of without the limitations of perfection.” Farai Mazarura

“I discovered my ability to match colours to a still life image.” Emma Morgans

The Form II Art students began their self-portrait project at school and had to continue it at home when we started remote learning. The task was to create a self-portrait in the style of a prominent South African artist they had studied in class, such as Tim Okamura, Nelson Makamo, Zanele Muholi and Lionel Smit, among others. The girls explored stylistic painting techniques and learned about proportions of the human face throughout this process.

DANIELLE MOWATT
HOD: VISUAL ARTS

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