The drawing and painting classes at Davis invite you to the 2019 IB Visual Arts and Senior Advanced Art Exhibition. The opening will be March 11th from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm in the AC Davis High School KIVA. IB Art students will be there with their work to talk to people about their individual themed exhibit. The exhibition will continue at 8:00 am – 4:00 pm through March 15th for parents, students, staff and community. The show will display individual exhibitions from each of our IB Visual Arts students, as well as the advanced art students work that they have done while at Davis. Viewers will see the visual results of imagination, effort, and perseverance by our Davis art students. Unlocking the potential within each student, increasing imagination, as well as creative, critical thinking and problem-solving skills are in great demand in our world today. Art classes are designed to increase these skills.
The IB Senior Art Exhibition is only one part of the IB Visual Arts program. Each IB student will present their theme through their own original resolved artworks accompanied by exhibition texts and a written curatorial rationale that defends and articulates their purpose and intention for each piece that is to have global and cultural connections. The themed work is based on student choice and executed from the skills, techniques, and knowledge they have gained from the program. The results have been amazing because most of the IB art students had VERY limited knowledge and experience with art, so beginning art also needed to be added to the already full program. IB students are beginning artists with advanced art student’s tasks, demanding imagination and higher level creative and problem-solving thinking, so students have worked extremely hard to meet these standards. The individual student exhibition is one portion of IB Visual Arts with a process portfolio, and a comparative study based on art history completing the program.
The Senior Advanced Art Exhibit will be from the advanced drawing and painting class and will be artwork that students have created throughout their time in the art program through this year and previous years at Davis High School. They have taken beginning art, as well as some students have continued in advanced art. The artwork is a result of student choice, exploration and investigation in new techniques, media and personal findings through developing their creative, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Some art students have had work in fairs and competitive exhibits, as well as several, have sold or done commissioned work over the years and may go into a field of art.
Source: Yakima School District