The International Baccalaureate Diploma programme at ISBerne requires students to pursue a well-rounded education, including a significant art project in their senior year. For students who plan a career in a creative field, this also provides a good preparation for a university fine arts curriculum.
In this interview, we learn about the new ISBerne Photography Club. Club members have already produced a number of impressive photos for their biweekly photo competitions. In each competition, members submit photos in a certain theme such as portraits, shadows, or light trails. The winners are picked by the group and showcased in a new display space in the staircase in Building C.
The club is also working on a project to submit student photography for the school’s website and, next week, the group will be heading into the old town. This will be a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of studying photography in a spectacular location like Berne, a UNESCO World Heritage City. The club meets biweekly on Mondays during lunch in room C18. Membership is open.
Swiss artist, Paul Klee, was quoted as saying, “”Kunst gibt nicht das Sichtbare wieder, sondern macht sichtbar” or in English, “Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see.”
In this post, we interview ISBerne Secondary School Art Teacher, Mr Tom Sunthornwat, and watch his students work in the newly outfitted Art studio. 11th and 12th Grade students at ISBerne have the opportunity to choose IB Art, requiring them to spend 2 years preparing for a solo art show for the examination.