What a joy to have all pupils on site for the whole academic year after the comes and goes of the pandemic. The buzz of pupils sharing ideas and techniques and working together on projects was invigorating for everyone.
F1s worked in a series of technique-revisiting learned in Prep school to learn and build on new ones. They worked with ink-pen drawing and papier-mâché, producing gorgeous birds and watercolours of sea animals.
F4s selected individual themes for their portfolios. Various artists were looked at and they produced extraordinary studies of great artworks to understand technique and colour palette and then applying it to their own pieces. For the first time, they sat a four-hour art exam.
And, last but not the least, the Visual Arts IB pupils, who worked hard to find their personal expression through art using conventional and unconventional media and wrote rigorous art analysis essays and creative process accounts for their exam. An exhibition was mounted to close the process.
I finish the academic year full of hope and desire to implement new projects. Pupils are definitely my guides and with whom I have learned and continue to learn about education, creative solutions, different points of view and transformation. Everything is possible when both sides are there for each other!
Head of Art