The Visual Arts option in the International Baccalaureate (IB) is about far more than sitting at an easel and drawing. The course focuses on both the students’ creative process and their final artistic product in 2 or 3-dimensional art forms, researching the history and practice of their chosen artform.
And what better way to do this than by visiting some of the world’ most famous galleries and viewing instantly recognisable works of art?
At the end of November, 13 students from Year 12 travelled to London to visit the National Gallery and the Tate Modern, accompanied by Art teachers Mr Sutcliffe and Mrs Corich. The aim of the day was to conduct research, but to also inspire these talented individuals to create their own masterpieces as part of their programme.
Student Zoe Kopperberg said: “The art trip to London was a great opportunity to see the art we all knew from famous painters in real life in the national gallery but also to discover new pieces from current artists that we found in the Tate modern.
“It was a fantastic trip where we discovered a lot of art and had a great time with our friends. We all enjoyed it and would always sign up for it again.”
For more information about Visual Arts in the International Baccalaureate, take a look at our IB Diploma Programme Subjects page.