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Awakening Imagination

“The arts are an essential element of education . . . music, dance, painting and theatre are all keys that
unlock profound human accomplishment.” 
- William Bennett -
 
 

Art education at San Silvestre aims to provide every student from Early Years to the International Baccalaureate with a platform to express their feelings and ideas about the world they live in with creativity and originality. Research demonstrates that the Arts are crucial for creating well-rounded, well-prepared learners and leaders. We weave the arts into our core classroom curricula as well as teaching specific artistic skills and abilities.

 

Why learn Art at San Silvestre?

  • The arts help our learners to develop creative problem-solving skills.
  • Art helps our students to develop motor skills, language skills, social skills, decision-making, risk-taking, and inventiveness.
  • Art education boost critical thinking and it teaches our students to be meticulous and to observe.
  • The arts teach our learners about colour, perspective, and balance: all techniques that are necessary in presentations of academic work.
  • The arts provide challenges for all our learners - at all levels.
  • The arts can make difficult concepts visual, thereby making them easier for our students to understand.
  • Art education connects our students intimately with their culture and with the wider world.

 

Our teachers of Art collaborate to bring together a wealth of knowledge and understanding about Peruvian and world cultures, art movements, techniques and Art History. The girls have opportunities to visit Museums, Art Galleries; local Artists are invited to come to school, to share their art and to demonstrate techniques.

All teachers of Art employ a wide range of teaching strategies and techniques to correspond with our students’ preferred learning styles thus facilitating emotional and intellectual growth, and creative expression.  

Students acquire and employ a wide range of visual arts vocabulary thereby enabling them to speak confidently about their work and the work of others.     

“Science and Art equally are expressions of man’s marvellous plasticity of mind.” 
Jacob Bronowski