ISR Art Department

Ms. Henebry

Head of Art Department

The ISR Art curriculum exposes students to a wide variety of artistic genres, encouraging them to develop self-expression. Skills are taught on a cyclical basis in drawing/painting, 3D, graphic art, and printmaking. Photography and stop-motion animation are also explored. Projects include elements of art history and art appreciation.


Art classes in Kindergarten & Primary School are held several times a week and art projects are integrated into other subjects. Their creative pieces are proudly displayed in homerooms and hallways.

Grades 1–4

Grades 1–4 have Art twice per week and create art projects in their classrooms, which relate to the themes they learn about in other subjects.

Grades 5–8

Grades 5 – 8 work with a variety of mediums in their weekly art classes.

Grade 9

Grade 9 offers Art twice per week and provides an introduction to art and design through a range of groups and individual work projects.

Grade 10

Grade 10 students are prepared for the rigorous IB Visual Arts course in three classes per week. They are encouraged to take on a more mature and independent approach – working in their sketchbook, researching and developing their ideas, and eventually, discovering their own individual themes.

Grades 11–12

Grade 11 & 12 students study IB Visual Art, a rigorous two-year program preparing them for university. Past ISR art students have gone on to study Art in Japan and interior architecture in Boston.

Grade 12 Stop Motion Animation

In Grades 11 and 12, IB years 1 and 2 respectively, the High Level (HL) courses are 5 times per week, while Standard Level (SL) classes are 3 times per week.

Art Activities

All students have the opportunity to participate in some art-related clubs offered by SEA. For example, younger students can join the Arts and Crafts Club, whereas older students can participate in the Cartoon and Comic Illustration Club.

Art Displays

Artwork from a variety of grades is showcased in the two ISR gallery rooms at various intervals throughout the year, as well as at ISR events, such as International Day.

In addition, every year, student artwork from all grades is featured in the ISR Student Art Calendar. A yearly competition is also held for two winners for the ‘Winter Holiday Card.’

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