High School Visual Arts
IB Visual Arts is a course for students who are seriously interested in the Visual Arts. This course has specific criteria set by the IB for both Studio Work and the Investigation Workbooks which are clearly defined and quite demanding.
The IB Visual Arts course stresses practice in the use of various media, development and mastery of techniques, the mature development of creative ideas and the ability to relate to all forms of art in their varied cultural and historical contexts.
It is highly recommended that a student considering the IB Visual Arts as a possible subject of study in grades 11 and 12, first completes one of the art courses offered in Grade 10.
The aims of the visual arts course at Higher and Standard Levels are to enable students to:
1. Investigate past, present and emerging forms of visual arts and engage in producing, appreciating and evaluating these.
2. Develop an understanding of visual arts from a local, national and international perspective.
3. Build confidence in responding visually and creatively to personal and cultural experiences.
4. Develop skills in, and sensitivity to, the creation of works that reflect active and individual involvement.
5. Take responsibility for the direction of their learning through the acquisition of effective working practices.