This art consists of paintings, drawings, prints and photographs. The use of oils, watercolours, tempera, acrylics, inks, pencils and can also include graphic/mixed media and paint processes.
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date for all entries in this category is on Monday 24 JUNE 2019.
of works are not necessary. It is
expensive and there is no need for it.
- The class
into which the work is being entered must be indicated on the back of the
artwork. The name of the candidate,
grade, age, school, and address must be clearly displayed on the back of
- A maximum
of three (5) works per candidate may be submitted. A separate entry form accompanied by the
appropriate fee must accompany each entry.
entries must be the ORIGINAL work of the candidate AND NOT THAT OF THE TEACHER!
Festival does not pin-down fixed rules for themes etc. We feel that we
would like to see creativity without boundaries. Creativity will be of
utmost importance in the higher grades.
- Adjudicators will judge artworks according to
grade, age and skill. Teachers
should be careful that a Grade 6 candidate does not submit a work that
appears to be the work of a Grade 2 candidate and the work of a Grade 1
candidate does not look like the work of a Grade 7 learner. Adjudicators complain (not only at our
festival, but many festivals in the Eastern Cape) about this all the time.
- Art Teachers should finally realise that Grade 1 and 2 learners cannot
possess the advanced fine motor skills (which is obvious in painting and
drawing) that a Grade 6 and higher learner possess. It is furthermore impossible for a Grade
1, 2 and 3 learners, to show elements of art in such meticulous detail (at
that age) as can be seen in some of the artworks. I am employing a panel of judges for
this category in 2019 and should a judge query such an artwork, the
teacher will be penalised for this.
Learners will automatically receive a very low mark. The adjudicators will write extensive
comments for the responsible teacher in this regard. There is a reason why festivals ask for
the Grade & age of the learner. I have discussed this matter with many
professional and highly trained art teachers and other individuals in
Uitenhage, Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown etc. and they all agree with this.
Beans and Seeds are allowed. When learning about farm animals, use mustard seed to colour a horse’s body and yellow corn kernels for its mane and tail. In a landscape scene, use fennel seeds to colour the grass en treetops. Feel free to use whatever you find appropriate.
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Three dimensional arts include man-made objects
such as models, dioramas, games, puzzles, simulations, sculptures and other
three-dimensional art works and their reproductions, exhibits, machines,
clothing, toys and stitchery. The
category also includes such naturally occurring objects as microscope specimens
(or representations of them) and other specimens mounted for viewing.
Candidates are encouraged to use their imagination
to produce fine works of art in this session. There are no boundaries to
creativity and that is what we would like to see in these sessions. From sculptures, pottery, glass, stone, wood,
clay, Origami, clothing, toys etc. Candidates can produce whatever tickles
- The work may not necessarily be mounted on a firm base. The artwork itself determines whether or not a base for mounting is required or not. Please use your own discretion.
- The name of the candidate, grade, age, school and address must be clearly displayed on the artwork whether it be on the base or any other place on the artwork.
- A maximum of five (5) works per candidate may be submitted. A separate entry form accompanied by the appropriate fee must accompany each entry.
- All works must be the ORIGINAL work of the candidate.
- Creativity and Originality will be of utmost importance in the higher grades.
Definitions of sketches (sometimes) are very
vague. Wikipedia has a very good
description thereof and I quote:
‘A sketch is a rapidly executed freehand drawing that
is not usually intended as a finished work.
A sketch may serve a number of purposes:
it might record something that the artist sees, it might record or
develop an idea for later use or it might be used as a quick way of graphically
demonstrating an image, idea or principle.
Sketches can be made in any drawing medium.” The term is most often applied to graphic work
executed in a dry media such as silverpoint, graphite, pencil, charcoal or
paste. But it may also apply to drawing
executed in pen and ink, ballpoint pen, water colour and oil paint. The latter two are generally referred to as
“water colour sketches” and “oil sketches”.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:
- Pre-schools, Primary Schools, High Schools and Adults are
encouraged to enter into this category. THIS IS THE BIGGEST
CATEGORY IN THE FESTIVAL FOR 2019.
THE REASON FOR THIS IS THAT WE ATTEMPT TO INVOLVE as many as
possible, especially some of the more neglected communities in the Eastern
Cape and in particular in the Sundays River Valley, hidden talents in
these “pre-identified” areas and to conclude, to aim presenting the public
and especially tourists with something which is unique to the area,
portraying the craftsmanship of the inhabitants of the area. By means of this new addition to the
festival, it will also help with the main PURPOSE of the Festival which is
promotion, sustainability and to assist these inhabitants to earn money
for their efforts.
PLEASE NOTE: By the time this syllabus is published, we
are still in negotiations with some of the officials of these areas, and we
cannot reveal any information unless we have it on paper. However, it can be said that THIS ART AND
CRAFT session will be ALL OVER the festival premises.
- All items must be clearly labelled: Name and Surname of candidate, Contact
Number, and Cost of craft/s.
- Crafts will be exhibited in a special
venue for the duration of the Festival as well as the weekend of the
Sports Festival. We will give the
public the opportunity to browse through the artwork with the aim to give
participants the opportunity to earn extra cash for their Arts and Crafts.
Individuals are welcome to book their own space to exhibit their
work. PLEASE CONTACT THE
ORGANISER FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS OPTION.
- The works of participants sold will
receive their money immediately.
- Security will be on guard especially at
night to guard this venue.
- All Art and Crafts that receive a silver diploma
and higher (gold diploma and gold medals) will be exhibited in the venue. All other Arts and Crafts will be
returned to the responsible teacher and/or individual the week after the
festival OR MIGHT EVEN BE EXHIBITED IF OTHERWISE DECIDED.