“Every artist was first an amateur.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Art Club is Maritzburg College’s most recent addition to the co-curricular programme. It began in 2017 and we hit the ground running – with both boys and staff members attending.
Visual Arts at Maritzburg College is an ever-growing and evolving department. Our numbers increase year by year and yet we still have a whole host of boys who are passionate about the arts who do not take it to Matric. Art Club provides these boys with the opportunity to pursue this passion while developing their skills in a variety of mediums, as well as gaining exposure to many new forms of art.
Boys who take Visual Arts as a Matric subject also attend Art Club, either joining in on the afternoon’s creative endeavor or working on their Practical Assessment Task for the term. This is incredibly beneficial for our Visual Arts students as they can put in the extra time needed while benefiting from the input of a teacher after hours.
We cover a new medium every term, including drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.