Middle and High-School Visual Arts at AIS Individual creativity, technical training and cultural awareness are equally weighted in the visual arts program at the Antwerp International School. Our strategy emphasizes each student’s ability to apply the artistic knowledge and skill they have gained from one grade level to the next, combining practical instruction with personal discovery. It is of especial significance to the manner in which art is taught at AIS that this is a multicultural and equal-opportunity school. While students are expected to work towards a general standard of excellence, the path they take to get there should acknowledge and reflect their individual abilities, needs, views and heritage. Cross-curricular links are an important component of AIS art classes. Our location near Antwerp provides us with an excellent opportunity to refer to Belgium’s rich art- historical heritage. Connections are also made with the fields of mathematics and biology. At certain times of the school year, art assignments are designed to draw attention to school activities, especially plays and musicals. Art is a required subject in the middle school, an optional class in grades 9 & 10 and is offered as an IB course in grades 11 & 12.
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