Learning through art and design enriches the experience of studying as well as preparing students for life after school. Arts subjects encourage self-expression and creativity and builds confidence as well as a sense of individual identity. The creativity used in Art helps with wellbeing and improving health and happiness. Research indicates that studying art subjects also help to develop critical thinking and the ability to interpret the world around us.
Art and Design at ML Kingsley International School involves visual art forms such as printmaking, painting, photography, drawing, sculpting and fabrics with simultaneous digital design skills, for example visual communication design and more.
Photography refers to the science, art, and practice of making pictures by recording images into radiation sensitive electronic image sensors. It has been one of the most celebrated forms of art. Photography teaches people to appreciate the environment and nature. Through photography, students are able to realize the beauty of simple things. Photography teaches students to appreciate the environment and nature. They are able to experience things that they would not be able to acquire and learn in a typical classroom setting. Photography also allows students to be more creative as they want. They will learn to find views and angles that would make something look as pleasing as possible. They would learn that there is really nothing ugly that can be found in nature but only eyes that cannot see what things are really aesthetically pleasing.
Photography is part of our Cambridge IGCSE Art and Design Syllabus. ML Kingsley International School’s talented art teacher, Mr Michael has imparted a few useful photography tips and tactics to help students to get started. The aim is to improve their observation and research preparatory skills. The learning outcome of principles of photography includes the exposure triangle (aperture, shutter speed & ISO). Students need to balance all 3 requirements in order to achieve the desired results of their images.
Our students learned numerous ways to capture with “Rule of Thirds” in Still Life sessions, Light Painting and Macro Photography. Overall, our students managed to explore and enjoy using the functions of DSLR and Phone Camera.
Let us have a look at the amazing shoots done by our Year 10 Art and Design students.