Grupo 6

Visual Arts IB
leonardo floresvillar /study sketch 2010

Visual arts range from traditional forms embedded in societies and cultures to the varied and dispersed practices associated with contemporary and emerging forms of visual language. Visual arts are an integral part of everyday life which permeate all levels of human expression, communication and understanding. In addition to exploring visual arts from different historical perspectives, Diploma Programme visual arts students are expected to engage with and reflect upon a wide range of local and global, as well as familiar and unfamiliar, living artistic traditions.

The study of visual arts allows students to challenge their pre-existing creative and cultural expectations and boundaries in new and surprising ways. The processes of designing and making art require a high level of cognitive activity that is both intellectual and affective. This is evident not only in the way we create art and objects, but also in the way we understand, and respond to, the practices of art, design and craft from around the world. Theory and practice in visual arts are dynamic and ever-changing, and connect many areas of study and human experience through individual and collaborative production and interpretation.

The Diploma Programme visual arts course enables students to engage in both exploration and production. It is furthermore a challenging and thought-provoking area of study in which a student can develop analytical skills such as problem-solving and divergent thinking which will prove useful in many walks of life. A balanced visual arts education extends beyond practical “doing and making” activities to “reflecting on and responding to” visual images and artifacts.
This course is designed to enable students to go on to study visual arts in higher education and also welcomes those students who seek life enrichment through visual arts. Supporting the principles of the International Baccalaureate mission statement and learner profile, the course encourages an active exploration of visual arts within the students’ own and other cultural contexts. Through creative problem solving and critical thinking, visual arts students develop respect for the cultural and aesthetic diversity in the world around us.

charcol Regina Alatorre/ acrilics Michelle Ordorica/ pastels Gaby Piña


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