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EXTRA MURAL NEWSLETTER TERM 2 2019

Dear Parents and Children

Thank you all for a fantastic and creative Term 2!

We welcomed Badee Bailey to our Extra Mural department. He is teaching a Saturday morning Gr3/4/5 class. We look forward to seeing beautiful creations coming out of the Orange Door!

Exhibition Term 3

We have started setting up our third term Extra Mural Exhibition, which is why most teachers would like to keep work from this term. We are all very excited and look forward to the opening in the second week of next term. We will send out a reminder when schools reopen for term 3 and will be asking for snack donations for the exhibition.

The opening date is Thursday 18 July 2019 5:30pm.

We go straight back into lessons from Tuesday 9 July – Fabians Gr10+ class

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS:  Woman’s Day – Friday 9 August 2019 – no Wytske Gr8+ class

Saturday 10th August – there WILL be classes. PCAC Open

Art Auction

The Extra Mural department has been asked to produce work for the school’s Art Auction. If the learners are willing to donate their artwork, we will be auctioning 10 of these works on Friday 23 August 2019. All proceeds will be going towards our bursary program.

We are aware that due to summer/winter sport and the various schools Extra Mural programs, a few of our students will have to shuffle to a different day or time. Please arrange this with Catherine (HOD) or at reception.

Our timetable can also be found on our website at www.pcac.co.za. Please also keep an eye on our socials – Facebook and Instagram.

Kindest Regards

Catherine Hutton-Squire Theron

Extra Mural HOD 2019

 

Art Holiday Club at the Peter Clarke Art Centre

Vredenhof, Claremont, Cape Town, 7708

Bookings:

Naomi: 079 426 3543 (beads&books)

Ninon:   084 680 3995 (painting)

Sharde: 082 736 6713 (clay)

Gr R-2 Gr 3-5 Gr 6-8
Mon

1 Oct

Painted

Birds

R120

Beading

R120

Fantastical

Clay creatures

R150

09h00-10h30

Beading

R120

Fantastical

Clay creatures

R150

Ink Painting

R120

11h00-13h30
Tue

2 Oct

Make a book

R120

Fantastical

Clay creatures

R150

Painted

Birds

R120

09h00-10h30

Painted

Birds

R120

Make a book

R120

Fantastical

Clay creatures

R150

11h00-13h30
Wed 3 Oct

Beading

R120

Painted Birds

R120

09h00-10h30
Beading

R120

Ink Painting

R120

11h00-13h30

 

Tuma Mina Workshop and Exhibition

THUMA MINA Poster

Thuma Mina Exhibition Statement

The late Hugh Masekela released a song in 2007 titled Thuma Mina- Send me. This song detailed the challenges of ordinary South Africans that include violence, illness, poverty and addiction. This has long been the narrative of how the reality of Africans have been viewed, without hope, without a future… However, in the same song he reminds us that each one of us has a part to play in uplifting our nation in freeing ourselves from these circumstances through action and prayer. This speaks to history of activism and spirituality in South Africa right in the midst of political and social disruption. The country has experienced a number of upheavals such as the Marikana Massacre in 2014, Fees Must Fall in 2015-2017 and a change of leadership in South Africa preceding the 2019 elections. All of these issues highlight the discontent of the nation and that something needs to be done by all of us. This year the newly appointed president of the ANC Cyril Ramaphosa quoted Masekela in SONA18 sharing the same sentiments: We are at a moment in the history of our nation when the people, through their determination, have started to turn the country around. We can envisage the triumph over poverty, we can see the end of the battle against AIDS. Now is the time to lend a hand. Now is the time for each of us to say ‘send me’. Now is the time for all of us to work together, in honour of Nelson Mandela, to build a new, better South Africa for all.

Students from Peter Clarke Centre will critically engage with their society as they know it through the music of Hugh Masekela, South Africa’s politics and art specifically, the symbolism of Sethembile Msezane’s Public Holiday series. Their artworks that engage with these issues is their experience of South Africa’s democracy; it’s legacy, pitfalls and possible future.