LIVING ART CELTA’S STYLE
By María Mayela Sosa Rodríguez | Personal Project Coordinator
With Eréndira Astivia Dueñas’ contibution | Art and Culture Coordinator
In March, Celtic School will hold our XIX Art and Culture Week, which fosters the development of several skills, knowledge and capabilities within our community. All the sections, from Kinder to High school participate in the above mentioned with a variety of activities related to visual arts, dance, music and theater.
Named AsombrARTE, this year, ‘since it reaches to emphasize what we can discover from every creator from their products, and even from the audience; specially in the processes that each of our students face to accomplish the exhibited final work, whose theme emerges from the key concepts worked in the IB programmes. This year, working with the key Connection glimpsing to creativity and innovation, from which the artistic projects emerge.’
‘What’s most important from Art and Culture Week is to make all the educational community to know, understand, and empathize for the processes carried out to make it happen. It is an event whose main characters are the students and art teachers, at the same time that it brings together all the characters of the educational process: principals, teachers, administrative staff, maintenance and parents. Its objective is that the students nurture from the artistical diversity from other educational levels, that they become not only in creators, but also in viewers and critics of the internal, artistic work.’
‘Open minded, risk-taker, communication, reflection and caring are among the profile attributes promoted by the Art and Culture Week, and which are part of the backbone that supports the philosophy of the International Baccalaureate.’
Primary Years Programme (PYP) students use arts as means to inquire. Arts also provide them with the opportunities for learning, communication and expression. Learning about and through art is crucial for their full development, since it fosters creativity, critical thinking, problem solution skills and social interactions. Likewise, they stimulate students to think and express their thinking in new ways and through a variety of means.
PYP students are stimulated through the use and creation of artistic works to reconsider concepts they already know, and to think about matters related to culture and identity. Learning about other artists’ work encourages them to set their own creativity within a broader context.
Middle Years Programme (MYP) students work as creators, beside learning about arts. You have to be curious in order to be creative, and by developing curiosity about themselves, other people and the world, they get to efficiently learn and inquire, and creatively solve problems. They create, interpret and present plays in a way they capture and express feelings, experiences and ideas. By doing this, they acquire new skills and they master those acquired as a result of their previous learning. Students acquire a deeper understanding of arts through a creative process in which they act freely. This artistic creation process, as well as the product, tell us what they have reflected, experienced, learned and transmitted.
Art week encourages MYP students to understand the context and cultural traditions of artistic works, enabling them to develop and empathetic and inquisitive view of the world. Arts challenge and enrich personal identity, while they also raise awareness of the aesthetic value of things in a real context.
International Baccalaureate (2022). Arts content sequencing. Available at https://resources.ibo.org/data/p_0_artsx_sco_0911_2_s.pdf
International Baccalaureate (2022). International Baccalaureate Synopsis of the art subject from the Middle Years Programme. Available at https://ibo.org/globalassets/digital-toolkit/brochures/myp-briefs/myp-brief-arts-2016-es.pdf