Let them tell you about it…
“Art is a key discipline at Agora International School. We teach student techniques using different materials, as well as motivate them to use their creativity, imagination and inventiveness to come up with original work. Students at secondary level work on art projects individually and sometimes in groups, learning from each other and enriching themselves further. We believe working on creativeness and imagination will help students, not only in their other subjects, but forever, in their futures.”
“Art class gives children an opportunity to explore, experiment and nurture the freedom to create. It is one of the building blocks of child development not only in non-verbal communication and inventiveness but in strengthening their decision-making skills, which in turn builds confidence. I believe it is important to give the children a chance to use a wide spectrum of tools and techniques so that they may explore. Children can appreciate and broaden their horizons by learning about the diversity of art history with such masters as Goya, Leonardo da Vinci, El Greco, Cézanne, Matisse, Miró and Picasso, to name a few. Art class enhances the learning environment and helps to produce children who are open-minded and innovative.”
Art, in its purest form, is what moves us, a creative impulse and the freedom of expression both aesthetically and in communication; in a constant search for new ideas, new visions and new realities. No other human manifestation makes us feel so free, and that’s why children develop emotionally and cognitively through expression captured in drawing, dance and song.
We succeed and achieve personal development on reaching our goals!
Our pupils learn to discover a new world of sensation through painting and drawing. Through shapes, sketches, textures and colours they channel their feelings and their energy, creating works of art with personal character.
Through art, pupils’ creativity and sensitivity is stimulated, boosting their ability to concentrate when doing academic work and favouring their self-esteem.
At Agora Portals International School we teach more hours of art than those included in a conventional curriculum, taking the British system as a guide. For this reason, creative arts are taught in English, thanks to the experience and dedication of our British staff members, who encourage creativity at all times.
It’s also worth highlighting that our school is one of very few in Spain which includes the subject of Visual Arts in the International Baccalaureate programme. Similarly, art is one of the many extra-curricular activities offered at school.