These talents are expressed through Visual Art, Drumming, Vocal Group as well as Performing Arts. Learners work all year round on their magnificent artworks as well as exercising their performance skills that will ultimately culminate in our annual, end of year, Art Exhibition!
Art is important because it encompasses all the developmental domains in child development. Art lends itself to physical development and the enhancement of fine and gross motor skills. For instance, when kids work with play dough, they fine-tune their muscle control in their fingers. All manipulative movements involved in art help develop hand and finger muscles that are needed to properly hold and use a pencil.
Considering that art was there from human existence, before writing or books, we use art to tell our life story. It is the essence of life. It documents our culture. We express our thoughts and feelings through art. Art is a universal language. It builds bridges between divides.
It is well documented that schools which offer art create well-rounded students. At Shelanti we pride ourselves in fostering right brain learners: the out of the box thinkers; those learners who can see the bigger picture- the whole picture. Art is one of the mediums we use to nurture creative thinking. Curiosity and imagination are viewed as two of the 7 essential skills a child should develop at school in order to succeed in the future. Shelanti therefore regards art is non-negotiable.