Year 13 Visual Arts Field Trip

The Year 13 visual arts students had the opportunity to visit and exhibition by Angolan artist Joana Taya at the Mov’art gallery on the marginal.     

As she is currently working on an exhibition in Portugal, the artist guided the students through her exhibition on Skype! 

They got advice on how to curate an exhibition, as they will have to put their own up in March, and they also identified artworks that they could use for the comparative study component of the course. 

Year 11 & 12 Field Trip

No âmbito das disciplinas de Educação Visual e Português – Língua e Literatura, o ano 11 teve a oportunidade de ir a uma visita de estudo no Instituto Camões, no Centro Cultural Português.

Em ambas as disciplinas, os alunos exploraram o conceito de identidade e investigaram de que forma isso pode ser mostrado através de imagens e literatura. 

O artista angolano Álvaro Macieira explicou  aos alunos a sua arte, incluindo símbolos, propósitos, cores e técnicas usados. Para além disso, Macieira relacionou a sua arte à sua própria identidade e experiências pessoais.

Os alunos de Educação Visual do  ano 12 também beneficiaram desta visita. A turma está agora a aplicar a inspiração do artista no desenvolvimento do seu próprio trabalho.

Year 11 visual arts and Portuguese language and literature students had the opportunity to go on an interdisciplinary field trip to the Instituto Camões at the Centro Cultural Português. 

In both subject areas the students were exploring the concept of identity and inquiring into how that can be shown through visual images and literature. 

The Angolan artist, Alvaro Macieira, guided the students through his artwork explaining the intentions of the symbols, colours and techniques used. He related it to his own identity and experiences. 

The year 12 Diploma visual arts students also joined them as part of their course. The students are now applying this inspiration to the development of their work. 

LIS students win AISA Art Challenge

Congratulations to our LIS students, Naomi in year 11 and Valdenia who has just graduted – LIS submitted their art work to the AISA Art Challenge and won.  AISA will utilize the winning art pieces in their digital communications, such as our website, Facebook page and other printed material such as our annual Prospectus. 

Full details of the 2016/17 Art Challenge can be found here: http://www.aisa.or.ke/student-awards/aisa-art-challenge 

Artist: Naomi Grade: Year 11 Age 15  Title: Cultural Composition Media: Gouache paint

 My intention with this artwork is to communicate my identity to the audience. Through this artwork I would like to show some of the things that I like doing such as playing the ukulele, painting and sport but I would also like to give some hints about my cultural background as I am from Madagascar but living in Angola. I was inspired by the style of the artist Michael Craig Martin.

Artist: Valdénia Grade: Year 13 Age 18 Title: Flourish Medium: Ink on paper, gouache, acrylic and sharpie marker

 Flourish is based on my identity. The symbols are related to my values and beliefs. The images on the Angolan flag to represent freedom and the line drawing of Table Mountain to represent being born in South Africa. They are like tattoos on my skin. The patterns are from traditional Angolan pano cloth. The hair resembles my dreams, it flows and expands as it gets longer. I was inspired by artist Gabriel Moreno who focusses on the female body and uses lines to draw hair, fabric and patterns.

 

 

Diploma Visual Art Students visiting Gallery Camoes

The Year 12 Diploma visual arts students went to an exhibition at Gallery Camoes at the Portuguese cultural centre. The artwork was created by Angolan artist Cristiano Mangovo. His artist friend Patricio Mawete showed us around and explained the artwork on display. The students learned a lot about the meaning behind the artworks and also how to curate an exhibition. This will help when they put their own exhibition up as part of their course! 

Visiting Artist at LIS

We were excited to have a whole weekend of visual art workshops recently at LIS. Angolan artist Francisco Vidal facilitated the sessions for students from year 1 to 10. They had fun creating mixed media art of their own.

Thank you to all the families who supported this event. The proceeds provided the opportunity for 10 children from the Casa das Criancas orphanage to also have the experience of working with the artist.