Art and Photography

Art and Photography

Introduction

As a British school in Costa Blanca we follow the Edexcel specification which supports a wide range of student interests, learning styles and aspirations for progression.

The Art and Photography Department encourages creativity and innovation through learning new skills and techniques, knowledge and understanding of the world. We encourage students to develop new challenging projects and to be brave and exciting in their ideas.

We hope to encourage a lifelong appreciation of art and photography and the inspiration and encouragement for pupils to participate and create thought provoking artworks of their own allowing them to be successful passionate artists and photographers.

We aspire for all student to become enlightened from the investigation and exploration of artists and photographers and from their own creative work.

Teaching

We give our Art students a thorough grounding in draughtsmanship, media experimentation, composition, and colour theory. Our Photography students are taught camera, lighting, composition, Photoshop and digital techniques. This allows them to grasp the basic technical skills before going on to develop their individual styles.

We ensure high and higher attainment throughout the Key stages but with a calm, versatile, innovative and enthusiastic attitude.We encourage pupils to develop and experiment with a wide range of medias and to explore a variety of approaches. We guide and support their ability to critically analyse and evaluate the work of artists and photographers and their own work.

Why study Art and Photography at XIC?

We believe the location of Javea international College makes it the best school in Costa Blanca to not only have access to inspirational cities and locations but also the local area of Javea for both Art and Photography.

The students have successfully participated in a variety of exhibitions and competitions for both creativity and world awareness purposes.

We organise regular study trips to art galleries and other venues in Valencia, Barcelona, Madrid and Alicante. The location of Javea itself gives the opportunity to discover the beautiful surroundings first hand to influence their creativity and exploration.

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