MYP and KS3 Art Overview Scroll down to view a selection of various projects and exemplar Art from Jamie's middle - secondary school-age students
Art work based upon experiences which have
cross curricular breadth.
Since leaving teaching in the United Kingdom, Jamie has taught in a variety of international schools including: The International School of Choueifat, Abu Dhabi, The British School of Kiev, The British International School, Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City). The British School of Guangzhou, Alcanta International College, Guangzhou and is now currently teaching at: .Vientiane International School, Laos PDR.
Much of this experience has involved teaching Art in these various schools using the guidelines of secondary National Curriculum for England and Wales: - the Key Stage Programme. Jamie strives therefore to develop in students their creativity and ideas and increase proficiency in their execution. He encourages them to develop a critical understanding of artists, architects, craftspeople and designers, to express reasoned judgements that can inform their own work. He believes that students should be taught:
to use a range of techniques to record their observations in planning sheets, sketchbooks, journals and other media as a basis for exploring their ideas
to use a range of techniques and media, including painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, digital media, 3D construction, textiles, collage, graphics, illustration, animation, film.
to increase their proficiency in the use of different materials
to analyse and evaluate their own work, and that of others, in order to strengthen the visual impact or applications of their work
about the history of art, craft, design and architecture, including periods, styles and major movements from ancient times up to the present day.
to appreciate their own heritage and culture in the context of making art in contemporary times
to be internationally-minded, global citizens with a respect and tolerance for other cultures
ways to increase their knowledge, understanding and appreciation for the art, craft and design activities of other regions of the world.
Drawing and Painting Highlights
Three Dimensional Work Highlights