The IB Diploma Programme visual arts course encourages students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and boundaries. It is a thought-provoking course in which students develop analytical skills in problemsolving and divergent thinking, while working towards technical proficiency and confidence as art-makers. In addition to exploring and comparing visual arts from different perspectives and in different contexts, students are expected to engage in, experiment with and critically reflect upon a wide range of contemporary practices and media. The 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 visual arts.
In April, this year's Visual Arts Class of Dresden International School (DIS) presents a virtual exhibition covering a range of creative works along with artistic exploration of the two-year course.
Themes of the exhibition cover investigation of childhood and cultural roots, existentialism, the surreal world of the conscious, the power of colored textures, and the interaction of shapes and space, using different styles like Abstrakt art, Surrealist realism, symbolism, realism, and photography.
The five students participating in this year’s exhibition are: Mohamed (Libyan), Yamila (German-Honduran), Ying Shi (Chinese), Daria (Russian), and Katrina (British).