The PYP Visual Art programme at Dwight School Seoul engages students in the creative processes through which they explore and experiment in a continual cycle of creating and responding. Using a variety of materials and techniques, students explore, create and reflect on the artistic choices they make as they convey meaning, share cultures, develop their sense of self and expand their knowledge. Visual arts is a medium for students to inquire into, and express their understanding of, the central ideas and lines of inquiry explored in the PYP trans disciplinary programme of inquiry. The art programme is student-centered, providing learners at different stages of development with the experiences that will further their artistic knowledge, concepts and skills.
Visual Art in Upper School is organized around the creative cycle: researching, creating and evaluating art. Students gain confidence and ability through being exposed to a range of artistic styles and artistic medium. They are encouraged to explore their individual creative abilities and master techniques appropriate to their chosen area of expression. Students are exposed to artistic and aesthetic expressions of other cultures and are offered opportunities to explore the galleries, museums and international art world. Each of the Visual Art courses in MYP and DP aims to help the student become a developing artist with a critical eye, an inquiring mind and an individual approach.
In addition to Dwight providing an Open Studio throughout the year, there are additional opportunities for students to work as Visual Artists. Students work to design, make and paint the set for school shows as well as creating work for gallery events that are held bi-annually. The 2015-16 school year will culminate in a whole school event that will unite both Lower and Upper School students in each of the artistic disciplines.
In Dwight’s extra-curricular photography activity, students learn how to operate a digital SLR by adjusting aperture, shutter speed and ISO. They learn rules of composition, light, color, and framing, and then they break those rules when necessary. Projects include a self-portrait, a photo essay, sports photography, nature, and urban subjects. In reviewing their work, students constantly ask themselves, “What makes a photograph great?”
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