Sunday 23 June - Friday 5 July
Sunday 23 June - Friday 28 June
Approach & Structure
This course is open to both Pre and Mid IBDP students who have a passion for art and are interested in making art in a new and exciting context. Led by experienced IB Art teacher, Heather McReynolds, students can attend the course for 1 or 2 weeks. Intensive studio time, in which students learn new skills and experiment with a range of techniques, is supported by individual reflection and mentoring sessions. In the second week students develop a personal project with options for installation work. Curating activities lead up to a final exhibition of student work, which is also a celebration of their achievements.
Besides enriching their art portfolios through the artist led workshops, there are sessions on developing the Comparative Study, and the Process Portfolio throughout the course, so they are better prepared to understand and meet the IB art course work requirements.
- Students participate in a series of exciting artist led workshops in a variety of art making techniques, ranging from environmental art, photography ( i-phonography, alternative lens-less photo techniques cyanotype and Van Dyke, pinhole cameras), loom weaving and fibre art, fresco and sgraffito painting, assemblage and sculpture, drawing and illustration, printmaking and performance art.
- Culture - students will explore and interpret cultural context through direct engagement with art and visiting artists. Students will be introduced to the basic skills needed for the Comparative Study.
- Field trips and site visits that will follow the thematic thread of the course, and will feed specifically into the students' studio time, allowing them to reflect and channel their inspiration into their work.
- Fun activities including inspiration evenings, pizza making and a final exhibition and party.