Art requires creative ability on the one hand and a determination to work hard on the other. Art is not simply painting or drawing; it also has a large art theory component. History of Art studies the work of different artists and artistic intentions and by Grade 12 involves a full three-hour examination and two theory projects. In the practical component, learners will be expected to undertake a number of projects both at school and at home. Learners wishing to choose Visual Arts should realise that many hours must be spent at home completing practical projects.