In the FIS Upper School, there's an explosion of color gracing the walls. The pieces are part of IB art students' portrait project – an assignment that's become somewhat of a tradition in Grade 11, and which challenges students to paint a larger-than-life image of themselves.
This is the first year the group has painted portraits in color, and this fabulous video, produced by our FIS Media team, captures the background of the project, as well as students' perspectives on how and why they chose to paint them in the way they did. As IB Art teacher Darren Trebel says in the video, "Most schools don't get to work on these kinds of scales. They just simply don't have the room, or the materials or the funds."
FIS isn't just lucky to have the space and resources to repeat this project year after year, we're also lucky to have such talented students in our program to create these incredible works.Save