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Lower School Students displaying self portraits they made in art class

Through the Arts, students explore their world and their unique perspectives. The Arts are opportunities for students to create, explore, and express their unique perspectives as they gain insight into themselves and their world. Developing a lifelong commitment to personal expression is an important goal of this department. 

The art classes at The American School of Madrid are dedicated to helping students enjoy, express, and develop a personal, creative vision. Students are exposed to the creative process where they explore the possibilities for combining ideas, images, and materials together in a work of art. Critical thinking, craftsmanship, and Design Elements and Principles are an essential part of each unit from art investigation to image-making. Through studio experience and the opportunity to collaborate, analyze, and critique, students become skillful and confident using the tools and techniques needed in a variety of mediums. The art curriculum is designed as an integrated approach to creating two-dimensional and three-dimensional art, art criticism, and art appreciation. Encouraging students to be intellectually curious, to take risks in their work,

LS Student sitting on the ground looking at a painting at the IB exhibit.
US Art Class. Fingers covered  in paint work on a painting on the wall
IB Art Exhibit. A student stands in front of his painting.
Upper School Ceramics Art class. Students hands are molding vlay on the wheel.
Upper School Art students working outside the classroom receive instruction from the teacher.
IB Art show photograph.  A woman reading a newspaper.
Middle School students painting a unicorn on a hallway wall
Upper School Art Student photo of a man in a rainbow