Exploring a vibrant city known for its rich cultural heritage, our G11-12 DP Visual Arts students embarked on a fulfilling overnight art trip to Beijing. With a blend of ancient traditions and modern art scene, the 798 Art District in Beijing provided the perfect backdrop for these young artists to immerse themselves in a world of creativity and inspiration.
In these contemporary art hubs, our students had the chance to explore galleries and witness firsthand the eclectic range of art styles and techniques. From experimental installations to thought-provoking sculptures, the art spaces in Beijing presented a diverse array of creative expressions.
Throughout the trip, G11-12 art students were encouraged to maintain a visual diary of their experiences. This diary served as a record of their journey and an outlet for their artistic interpretations of Beijing. The students discussed the meaning behind each artwork and gained a deeper understanding of the impact of art on society.
“It is evident that this art trip to Beijing had a profound impact on our art students as it sparked their curiosity and broadened their horizons through the lens of art,” said Ms. Sandy Kuan, Secondary MYP/DP Visual Arts Teacher at Nanjing International School. “It is about seeing first-hand how others foster creativity, encourage self-expression, and convey complex ideas and emotions through visual means. Our G11-12 art students returned home not only with a newfound appreciation for art, but also with a deeper understanding of their own creative processes and artistic visions.”