04 Jul, 2018
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At YCIS Chongqing, we encourage students to enjoy, appreciate, and create art.
Our Primary students start to build some basic skills and improve their use of materials, tools, and techniques. In Visual Arts class, they are encouraged to draw, design and create in many ways. Whether they are using a pencil, crayon or brush there simply is a never-ending sea of possibilities for them to discover their own creativity.
School provides opportunities for students to explore the purpose and history of art and design at various periods and throughout a range of cultures. Teachers occasionally introduce world famous artists and their works to classes so that students get chance to appreciate and practice different style of art works and present their achievements in campus art competitions and Fine Art Festival hosted by school.
The newly introduced Dance and Drama class in Primary during 2017-2018 academic year certainly helps children to gain self-confidence and a wonderful sense of accomplishment and achievement when they finally are given the opportunity to perform for an audience.
In Secondary art class, students build and improve their knowledge of materials, processes, and practices, and engage confidently with art, craft, and design, both in the contemporary world as well as that of different cultures and periods of history. They look into major works/styles of art, as well as created their own masterpieces using the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design, and learned about different techniques, mediums, and art history.
Our AIR Programme provides our students with the opportunity to interact with professional working artists on campus. Students are able to learn about the dynamic art scene in China and worldwide, and develop creatively by learning techniques directly from these artists.
Winning a prize is the perfect way to highlight students’ achievements. School had several exciting art activities and events this school year, such as Fine Arts Festival, local and international art competitions, and Art Acquisition acknowledgement. The students had a great opportunity to participate and showcase their talents!
“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” Aristotle. YCIS art programme emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in other subjects and the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement, essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders.