MYP Visual Art-What to expect, supply list, Class procedures and expectations
I am really excited about being part of our new MMSchool. The “Arts” are now a core subject, which offer so much to broaden the knowledge and experience of all students.
We will study Art through the areas of interaction and a global perspective. We will learn to use the elements and principles of design, to think critically and creatively, and to use our own ideas and feelings in original ways. All students are expected to produce imaginative work that reflects continuing progress toward developing individual capabilities, which we all possess.
In Visual Arts, the goals for this grade span are related and parallel, increasing in sophistication and complexity at each level.
The MYP Visual Art program emphasizes students working both cooperatively and individually as they research, identify and discuss issues; to provide insights, opinions, solutions and resolutions; and to reflect on, appreciate and evaluate artwork. The arts are a powerful medium for the exploration of the human condition, society and our world. In this respect, they are a powerful educational tool for the exploration of different areas of the curriculum, the MYP areas of interaction, and of different cultures.
An important component of course is the use of the “Developmental Workbook”. It is a written record of the development of a student's artwork as well as their own development as an artist. The purpose of the DW is to record their development and understanding, and reflect. Students can organize information, take notes, and include rubrics. Students are encouraged to experiment and implement a design cycle as they prepare for projects. Work will be assessed on demonstrating participation and evidence of class work. Students should demonstrate an understanding of the areas of interaction and internationalism in their works. Emphasis is placed on the “developmental” nature of the workbook rather than simply the evaluation of outcomes.