Creativity is an essential component of the American International School education. From K – 12, every child gets the opportunity to express and develop their imagination and creativity through our academic and co-curricular programs. Incorporating both studio practice and theory, our art program is designed in a way that every child is challenged to develop a critical self-awareness about their work and to better understand the aesthetic, social and intellectual contexts that inform artmaking in today's globalized world.
At AIS, we believe that children have the freedom to be imaginative and expressive. Throughout the academic year, students are given opportunities to participate in national and international art competitions as a way of building their self-confidence as artists and solving problems using their creativity and the skills acquired. One yearly contest in which we routinely participate is the Toyota Dream Car Contest. This is a global contest that creates a unique platform for our students to discover the joy of creating and solving problems using their minds and hands.
Elementary Art Teacher.
Fine Arts at Elementary
Every child at the elementary school gets the opportunity to develop their sensory skills by practicing how art materials and tools are used properly to draw and paint. They learn about the foundations of drawing and the use of elements of art. Students also improve their dexterity by working with both hands and mind through 3D projects and artworks.
Fine Arts at Middle School
At the middle school level, students build up on their previous knowledge on their element of design and principles of art. They begin to create abstract designs based on themes and global trends. They create visual art in both 3D and 2D forms to address societal and global needs. They study and practice the various art movements to help students fashion out their own artistic traits and predisposition.
Fine Arts at High School
AP Studio Art
AP Art History
This yearlong course exposes students to a comprehensive study of the history of art. The course includes study of architecture, painting, sculpture, and other art forms, within cultural and historical contexts. Students will examine the major forms of artistic expression in the past and present, including our own and that of other cultures.
The field of performing arts is a blanket term for all forms of performance, including dance, theater, and music. Studies include academic pursuits, such as histories and theories, as well as a variety of performance styles. Students will be given the opportunity to learn various instruments while advancing in their music theory and history course.
As part of our online performing arts program, we will learn to use our technology to advance our learning and presenting different types of school productions.
MS/HS Music Teacher.
Elementary Music Teacher.