OWIS Arts Programme
Aligning with our mission to provide a well-rounded education, part of our curriculum is dedicated to exploring the arts. At One World International School, we provide an arts programme that helps expand the elements of visual, creative and performing arts to give your child an appreciation of the benefits of artistic expression. Both in the classroom and through extracurricular activities, we teach students about different art forms and encourage them to cultivate their interests and talents through visual arts and drama.
International School Arts Programme
At OWIS, we recognise the importance of art in schools. During classes and extracurricular activities, students have the opportunity to engage with various media, including digital art, 3-D sculptures and wet and dry materials. They learn the characteristics of each medium and how to manipulate them to create art that is visually appealing. Students also use state-of-the-art technology to create their own works. By engaging in our exciting school art curriculum, students acquire the skills and knowledge to speak intelligently about the design, style and techniques on any piece of art they encounter. While having fun exploring their creative side, children are learning practical skills, such as teamwork, perseverance and collaboration. Co-curricular activities in the arts allow students to build on what they are learning in class, applying their skills in a relaxed environment.
As an international school, we celebrate diversity in a multicultural environment. At OWIS, we focus on the many ways art affects our world, beginning with how art shaped ancient civilisations. Learning about different artists and artistic movements throughout history teaches children the relationship between art and culture. This promotes students' understanding of different cultures, including their own. International school visual arts serve as a way for students to enhance their cultural awareness, an important part of preparing to become global citizens and leaders.
We provide a variety of ways to integrate art into our interdisciplinary programme. Throughout the year, students participate in art weeks and annual art exhibitions, which showcase both visual and performance art. These events allow students to talk about their creations with other students, teachers, parents and the local community. Students gain new insight and perspective when they experience and examine the artwork of their peers and receive other perspectives on what they have created.
OWIS Art Appreciation
Art appreciation encourages students to think about how art is a part of their world, and how they can use different art forms to express themselves in new and creative ways. We explore the expressive components of various pieces of art and look at how they are used. These components include line, texture, colour, shape, space and value. Analysing a variety of artworks teaches students how these elements combine to affect each piece. Whether they're looking at paintings, sculptures or sketches, students learn how to read art, and how to put into words what they interpret.
The OWIS arts programme encourages students to think critically and problem-solve as they expand their understanding of the subject. Our school art curriculum centres around observation, discussion, experimentation and research. As they learn about different art forms, they have the opportunity to try their hands at various techniques, using a variety of materials. While learning about the importance of art in school and other areas of their lives, they gain an appreciation of how it can influence them, and how they can use it to influence others for constructive purposes.
If you would like to learn more about our OWIS arts programme, contact us to book a tour or visit us during one of our art-focused special events.