Renowned for the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, the American International School of Kuwait showcased an art show presented by the IB Visual Arts department last March. The IB Visual Arts course provides an enriching opportunity for young artists to fully experience the study of creating art under an internationally celebrated curriculum, where all aspects are considered and local faculty, fellow peers, and International representatives from the International Baccalaureate Organization evaluate the hard work presented by this unique group of ten artists.
Marked by more than 150 individual pieces, the latest IB Visual Arts show was considered as one of their biggest shows yet. Entitled, Magnus Opus, the AIS Art Galley opened with a collection that was the studied result of a period of one and half years. Students enjoyed the liberty of utilizing various types of media, presenting exciting, conceptual thought-provoking artworks, including drawings, paintings, sculptures, digital media and installations.
Visitors were truly astounded by the caliber of art works presented. It is truly refreshing to observe a group of ten individuals who are capable of producing full bodies of work at this point in time in their lives. The future will most surely hold even more exciting opportunities for these young talents as their artistic prowess develops even further.
The American International School of Kuwait, International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in the Visual Arts, is a rigorous two-year investigation of art making, art criticism and art history. Students choose a theme and create twelve to twenty-four artworks. Before each artwork is created it is thoroughly investigated from its earlier vision, sketches, thought process, development and final implementation and presentation. Students find artists of influence and artworks of inspiration, they research technical processes, and cultural and contextual meaning, and they delve into the function and significance of their work and the work of others both in the contemporary art world and within the river of art history. Graduates of the AIS DP Visual Arts program are thoroughly equipped for university level study and beyond, with tools that will serve them throughout their art careers and other aspects of their university experience. The Visual Art IB DP program at AIS encourages, and promotes students to be creative, conceptual thinkers.
The American International School of Kuwait is located in Maidan Hawally, Hamood Al-Naser Street. Please call 2225 5155 for information about the IB Visual Arts Show or the IB program.