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ACS Egham students display artistic flair

Published Tuesday 28th of March 2017 12:39:34 PM

Talented artists from ACS Egham International School recently presented their best works to friends and family at the annual International Baccalaureate (IB) art exhibition. 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. The final exhibition is a culmination of the course and an opportunity for the student artists to showcase, curate and reflect on their best artwork. Student Suzanne Lambeek produced a body of work inspired by the human form, identity and a sense of place. From expressive landscape paintings and self-portraits to photographic collage, Suzanne curated her artworks considering shapes, light and shadow. Natalie Kearney’s exhibition challenged traditional and conventional depictions of youth and womanhood, using different media including painting and photography to create an ethereal showcase project. The art exhibition was part of the students’ final exam, as photos of their artwork and workbook pages were submitted to the moderators of the IB for assessment. Andrew Vaughan, Head of the Arts at ACS Egham, commented on the success of the exhibition: “I am exceptionally proud of the students and how far they have progressed over their IB Visual Arts course. Each student exhibited eleven pieces from their portfolios showcasing a range of art techniques, including clay sculpture, photography, life-drawing and acrylic canvas paintings.” Andrew Vaughan, also Chief Examiner for the IB Visual Arts course, has co-authored ‘IB Visual Arts Course Book: Oxford IB Diploma Programme’, a guide to help students through the IB’s Visual Arts course, which was published in February. Find out more about the IB Visual Arts course by visiting the website: http://www.acs-schools.com/acs-egham.
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