Art is a reflection of life, and you will see how the life and times that we live so clearly infiltrate into their thoughts and artistic expression of these students.
See student artworks with artist statements here ISPP Grade 12 Visual Arts Exhibition 2021.
Sadly, due to the impact of COVID-19, a move to online school and a need for physical distance, we could not have a face-to-face IBDP Visual Art exhibition at ISPP for the second year. Celebrating their artistic achievement and help share their work with the school community is a significant part of the artistic process. I am therefore so happy that their work has been published in the Pulse magazine for your viewing pleasure!
I am very proud to share just a small selection of artwork made by the Grade 12 IBDP Visual Arts students this year. I’m sure you will agree with me that they have done a superb job. They chose their thematic focus, specific visual qualities and choice of materials. After countless hours developing and honing their skills and concepts, they arrived at these works. I feel very fortunate that they were willing to be vulnerable and share ideas, stories and issues that matter to them through these incredible pieces. Art is a reflection of life, and you will see how the life and times that we live so clearly infiltrate into their thoughts and artistic expression of these students. It has been an absolute pleasure and privilege to be their teacher, and I would like to take the time now to wish all of my 14 students the very best in life moving forward.
“DP art, especially higher level, can only be done if you have a real passion for art. I love art, and I wouldn’t think twice about choosing it again as one of my higher level subjects. It helps you explore your own identity as well, especially with all the other content-heavy classes. It’s nice to have a class where you are just focusing on your passions. I also liked being able to create and explore, unlike all other DP classes.”
– Jenny S
“I would recommend the IBDP Visual Arts course to students in younger grades because of the amount of support you get during the course, the diverse range of media that you can explore and that it offers, and the challenge that it provides. If you aren’t someone to do work every week or so for a large course, this course isn’t for you because art is something that you are constantly adding onto, and the tasks require that you work on something even if there isn’t an immediate summative ahead. You also get to travel to another country for an exhibition during your comparative study learning about the process and getting the first-hand experience of an exhibition.”
– Oliver S
“Because taking Art truly is a gym for the creative side of your mind, it works those muscles like nothing before. It’s such a great way to understand yourself in much greater depth and the opinions and dreams that you hold close to you – it gives you in-school time to explore these things, which perhaps no other class truly does. It also allows you to focus in school time into a hobby that you wouldn’t have time for outside all your other IB work, and for me, that was very important to keep strong. It forced me to challenge myself, try new things and develop skills at an incredibly fast pace.”
– Katyanna H
“The best part of this course is the ability to explore your interest freely. You have the ability, unlike any other class, where you are in charge of what is being produced without having to follow any set of rules or themes or anything at all.”
– Stephen N