17 Apr, 2014
10 : 00
The IB Art programme at YCIS Shanghai provides students with the opportunity to display the skills they’ve developed over the course of two years by curating their artwork for their own public art exhibition in a professional gallery.
This year, the galleries for Year 13 students from YCIS Shanghai Century Park and Gubei Campuses featured a vast array of skills, techniques, concepts, and experiments in art through paintings, 3D sculptures, installations, animation and video art, and fashion design.
In describing the impact of this experience for students, Ms Belinda Vicars, Head of Visual Arts at Century Park Campus, explained that, “Our Year 13 IB Art students received an authentic taste of what is involved in producing and displaying professional artwork, which has encouraged them to think about their artistic practice in a broader view of being a gallery curator, an art historian, a graphic designer, an event planner, and much more.”
For many of YCIS Shanghai’s students graduating this year, the future will provide additional opportunities for creative expression through their artwork. According to Mr Martin Cockram, Head of Visual Arts at Gubei Campus, “Several of our students will be moving on to top art universities around the world, including Parsons The New School for Design in New York, and University of the Arts London, where they will be building upon the foundation we've helped them develop at YCIS to express their creativity, independence, and open-mindedness.”
As an extension of part of the YCIS motto to “Align with Culture and Arts,” the school’s IB Art programme includes unique experiences such as the annual Year 13 IB Art Exhibition to help students develop a lifelong appreciation of art. To learn more about the art programme at YCIS Shanghai, please click here. (http://www.ycis-sh.com/en/enrichment-programmes/arts-a-music)