Student Life / Fine Arts
- Digital Arts
- Performing Arts
- Culinary Arts
- Students learn to create and edit films and animations, exploring storytelling, cinematography, and visual effects.
- Students engage in learning to play instruments, sing, compose music, and appreciate different genres.
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.
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. Students visit the art room twice weekly for 30 minutes of art activities. As part of lower elementary art experience, children learn very basic drawing skills as they become familiar with the art room and its tools. In the Upper elementary students create their own masterpieces using the elements of art. They study various artists, art styles and cultures from around the world.
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.
Fine Arts Staff
Our fine art staff consists of talented and passionate educators who inspire creativity and artistic expression in our students, nurturing their talents and fostering a deep appreciation for the arts.