At GWA the Visual Art challenges students to consider authentic issues and develop their skills beyond superficiality and imitation. Students are provided with opportunities to function as artists, as well as learners of the Visual Art. To be an artist one has to be curious, and by developing curiosity about themselves, others and the world, students become effective learners, inquirers and creative problem solvers. In the Visual Arts students are guided to create and present art in ways that engage and convey their own feelings, experiences and ideas. Ongoing Reflection, along with self-assessment and peer-assessment, allows students to identify their progress and organize their learning for themselves.

MYP Art values the process of creating artwork as much as the finished product; the two elements combined tell us what students have experienced, learned and attempted to convey. In this way, the educational value of any artwork is seen by placing it within the context of its creation. The artwork and the Process journal carry the same weight in the art class at GWA and they are both of equal importance. Each student’s artistic process and thoughts are examined and assessed alongside their final artwork. At GWA the fine arts are studied at all levels; drawing, portraiture, painting, sculpture and print-making.

Annual Art exhibitions are held throughout the year for all to enjoy.

Ms. Katherine Webster

Head of the Arts