Moving the Art Department has been a real challenge. After spending two weeks sorting, preparing, protecting and packaging all the material needed for our artistic production, we finally settled in our new rooms: More space, comfort and hopefully, more creativity. Our students were all enthusiastic about the environment change and very delighted about their new working conditions. We are sure that the year 2017-2018 will be a great year with a lot of creativity!
New premises but also new projects: First a cultural visit with our IB students in St Paul de Vence to study the artistic presentation of various works at the Maeght Foundation, then a visit of several artist workshops located in the area. On the theme « artist workshops » we are going to organize a series of excursions for the younger students including a visit to the workshop of Cézanne in Aix-en-Provence, as well as workshops of contemporary artists. Another project involves drawing observation sessions on the “painter’s field” in Aix.
This year we will be able to organize our annual IB exhibition in March 2018 at our new campus ! Our excellent new on-site exhibition conditions will allow all young IBS artists to admire and be inspired by the work of our very talented IB Visual Arts students.
Finally, after last year’s success, we have the intention to further expand the scope of our annual “Day of Art”, announcing the second edition which will be held in May 2018. That day, thanks to the new spaces that are available at IBS, we hope to turn the entire school into a studio full of young artists!
by Mathilde Schroevers