Over the past two years, four of our Year 13 students here at La Côte International School Aubonne have been immersed in their visual arts course that forms a part of their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). For Jake, Rachel, Leo and Alexis, the end-of-year visual arts exhibition symbolises a proud conclusion to these two years of creative study and accounts for 40% of their final grade. The exhibition illustrates their journey and artistic growth during their IB Diploma Programme with each student working hard to curate a cohesive body of artwork and provide a rationale for the decisions regarding the selection of certain pieces.
For 2021, this exhibition is in the form of a virtual art gallery where we invite you to freely explore and navigate through the artwork of our Year 13 students.
Head of Art Ms Susie Mueller says, “It is indeed wonderful to see the quality of the student artwork here and a massive thank you to Mr Greg Roberts for putting together this virtual experience for our community to enjoy.”
We now invite you to visit our virtual IB visual arts exhibition by clicking the link below. The gallery, which is a mixture of paintings, 3D sculptures and film media also contains information about the pieces by clicking the “i” button. On behalf of the LCIS community, our congratulations go to Jake, Rachel, Leo and Alexis on a simply stunning showcase.
The IB visual arts programme is designed to encourage our students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and boundaries. This thought-provoking course inspires students to develop their analytical skills in problem-solving and divergent thinking while working towards technical proficiency and confidence as art-makers.
Supporting the International Baccalaureate mission statement and learner profile, the course encourages our students to actively explore the visual arts within and across a variety of local, regional, national, international and intercultural contexts. Through inquiry, investigation, reflection and creative application, visual arts students develop an appreciation for the expressive and aesthetic diversity in the world around them, becoming critically informed makers and consumers of visual culture.
This course is designed for students who want to go on to study visual arts in higher education as well as for those who are seeking lifelong enrichment through the arts. Rachel and Leo are going on to university to study Fashion Design and Car Design, respectively. There is no doubt that their study of visual arts during the IBDP at school will form a fantastic foundation for their design-based studies in the future.
Visual arts is just one of many subjects available to our secondary students here at LCIS. As a school, we are committed to offering a breadth and depth of options through our accredited international curricula which provides both academic rigour as well as outstanding opportunities. Using a backward-engineered approach, we listen to each child’s aspirations for their future and tailor an academic pathway that will allow them to not only succeed, but truly flourish, whatever they choose to be or do in life.