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Upcoming artists display their work at ACS Cobham

Published Thursday 12th of May 2016 04:25:08 PM

From Persian sculpture to Monet-inspired oil paintings, 16 aspiring artists at ACS Cobham are displaying their artwork at an exhibition to showcase the results of their two-year International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Art course. Parents, teachers and students were invited to the exhibition’s private viewing to celebrate the students’ achievements and hard work. Many of the artistic students are going to continue their art studies at universities across the UK. The exhibiting students, aged 17 to 18, have spent the last two years building a portfolio which reflects their creative freedom. As part of the course, students complete open-ended assignments, designed to stimulate their individual artistic flair and to work with themes and ideas significant to them. Student Sufia Ferdos produced a body of work inspired by her Persian heritage and how calligraphy featured in this as an art form. Sufia based her project around Persian Poetry that explores the theme of light and reworked these into a range of media, including sculpture and spray painted stencil-based images. The art exhibition is part of the students’ final exam, as photos of their artwork and workbook pages have been submitted to the moderators of the IB for assessment. Cyrus Iravani, Head of Visual Arts at ACS Cobham, commented: “The exhibition truly represents a culmination of the two years worth of hard work. Seeing the students discussing their achievements with friends and family fills me with pride! “I hope these students have inspired others to appreciate to value of art, both in terms of the ideas that were explored as well as the ways that these were communicated through the artworks.” Many of the ACS Cobham art students have already had offers in both the UK and the US to study Art and Design at leading institutions such as the Bartlett Institute at UCL, The University of the Arts, London, the Savannah College of Art and Design, Ringling School of Art, and Bournemouth University.
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