Year 12 Art Trip to Hanoi Fine Arts Museum
Two weeks ago our IB Visual Arts students used their double lesson to visit the Hanoi Fine Arts Museum. British International School Hanoi students are about to start their Comparative Study which requires them to analyse and compare various works of Art from different cultural contexts. This visit provided them with an excellent opportunity to view works created by a range of Vietnamese Artists. This included traditional Buddhist statues, elaborate Vietnamese lacquer paintings as well as a selection of contemporary Vietnamese art work. Students will now select a piece of work from their visit as well as two others from different artists before analysing and comparing them in detail. Higher level students will also use this study to show how their chosen pieces have had an impact on their own Art practice with a range of visual responses.
Year 7 Tea Party
Students in Year 7 recently completed a project themed around Alice in Wonderland and the bizarre world of surrealism. To celebrate their wide range of responses and hard work, the Art Department hosted a small lunchtime tea party exhibition to showcase their work. Although there was no tea, students and staff helped bake a selection of brownies and biscuits for students to enjoy whilst they looked at each other’s work. Artwork included mixed media and digital work in response to Rene Magritte’s False Mirror as well as watercolour outcomes which required students to manipulate scale and perspective.
Richard Harrison, Art Leader