WATCH: Virtual tour of the Drakensberg Secondary School art exhibition

Months and even years of dedication and honing a talent culminated in compliments and words of admiration from family and peers for the art learners and educator at Drakensberg Secondary School.

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On Saturday, the art room’s heavy wooden doors were flung open for all to revel in the paintings, drawings and sculptures created by the school’s art learners.

Sanelisiwe Mtshali is proud to show off her art piece to her mother.

Art educator Mr Krishna had a sparkle in his eye as he welcomed parents and learners to the annual art exhibition.

Drakensberg Secondary School art educator Mr Krishna (second from left) speaks to parents about the clay sculptures made by the learners.

He explained that the purpose of the exhibition is not only to showcase the learner’s art pieces but to also show the more practical side to the often theory-laden academic syllabus.

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“Our syllabus is not holistic and there is too much emphasis placed on subjects likes physics and maths. This art exhibition aims to show the creative side of the learners,” said Mr Krishna. Parents and fellow learners admired the works of art that decorated the walls and tables.

Some of the art learners with parents who attended the art exhibition.

DSS art educator Mr Krishna.

It was obvious that the art exhibition was appreciated by those who attended as plenty of compliments were heard and photos were taken.

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