Visual arts is for everyone
Visual art is a basic and very important feature of the academic program at Uplands.
Beyond the visual arts curriculum itself we have extra curricular activities, such as painting and Art-Attack. In this club children make all kinds of things, from papier-mâché, ceramics, model making and of course all sorts of paintings and drawing in different media.
IB students often stay back after school or come to school on weekends to do extra work, as do IGCSE students, especially those in the final year of these courses.
We feel that visual arts is for everyone, not just the gifted minority. Everyone can learn to create art and everyone can learn to understand and appreciate art. It’s mainly a question of having an open mind about these things.