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Ms Deanne Turnbull

Ms Turnbull joined the Marist Brothers Linmeyer family in 2017. She has achieved a number of qualifications in her chosen field of Creative and Visual Arts. She obtained a NIC and NSC in Visual Arts Disciplines and completed a National Diploma in Graphic Design at the University of Johannesburg. Ms Turnbull obtained her Post Graduate Certificate in Education specialising in Life Orientation and Visual Arts from UNISA. Her experience and expertise in this field are not limited to the classroom, as she has enjoyed 5 years’ experience in the Design and Printing industry. Ms Turnbull is also a practising artist who is commissioned to paint children’s murals and various oil and acrylic paintings.

She is currently teaching Grades 11 and Grade 12 Visual Arts, Grade 9 Visual Arts component of Creative Arts and Grade 11 and Grade 12 Life Orientation. The specialized field for which she has a passion, is various forms of Visual Arts. As a practising artist, she has a passion for Painting and an appreciation for Drawing and Sculpture. She enjoys visiting galleries that specifically showcase South African artists. Ms Turnbull would like to create a forum for safe expression, communication, exploration, imagination and cultural and historical understanding. She would like to instil a habit of critical thinking when looking at art, as well as an appreciation of the arts. The arts free the mind from rigid certainty. Imagine the benefits of seeking, finding and developing multiple solutions to the problems facing our society today!

Ms Turnbull loves music; she often attends outdoor music festivals. She collects South African artists’ albums to support the local scene. She loves to read in her spare time and enjoys spending time with her family and friends! Her favourite quote is, “Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere,” by Einstein. She is inspired by her eldest sister who is a doctor, mother of 3 and currently studying to specialise as a paediatrician. She has always looked up to her sister as she continues to amaze her daily. A fact that not many people may know about Ms Turnbull is that she secretly still enjoys watching cartoons or children’s shows. She often sits and watches these with her nieces and she loves animated movies.

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