Visual arts are taught in the primary school and in the middle school with an optional course available starting in tenth grade. (Preschool students study visual art with their classroom teacher) (IB students are required to take Visual Arts in 10th grade)
Anne Seigenthaler, Visual Arts teacher, 1st grade – 6th grade
Olivier Bodart, Visual Arts teacher, 8th grade – 12th grade
Create and Experiment with a Variety of Materials and Mediums
"There lives an artist in each child. The problem is how to remain an artist as we grow up."
The teaching of visual arts at the Lycée follows the guidelines established by the French national ministry of education and meets the criteria of the International Baccalaureate curriculum.
The approach helps students develop their creativity, their critical reasoning and their visual and esthetic analysis, thus teaching them independent thinking and preparing them to interpret images throughout the world. Students learn to appreciate, interpret and create a work of art.
The art room functions as a workshop. Different work areas are open to students to allow them to explore different artistic media such as drawing, painting, collage, digital photography or video, sculpture or installation. Students are encouraged to work autonomously when creating their projects to imitate the work of professional artists.
Extracurricular Visual Arts
From Pre-school through 12th grade, Lycée students can also take part in various visual arts classes as part of the extracurricular programs offered by the Lycée. For more information, click here