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Visual Arts

The IB Visual art course is a magical enriching journey of 2 years, which educates for a deep, creative and varied thinking, and encourage general artistic growth as well as personal artistic development.

We in EMIS see the role of Art as a major bridge between cultures-religions-languages-countries, which may impact and leave a mark on the current environment and the individual.

What is the Visual Arts Course?

Art is a bridge over and between cultures-religions-languages-countries, The IB Visual Arts course is a 2 years enriching journey into the world of creating, understanding, and presenting Art. This journey educates for deep, creative, and varied thinking, and encourages general artistic growth as well as personal artistic development. Art students are required to produce a portfolio and an ongoing “journal workbook” of ideas, thoughts, sketches, studies, and investigations – anything that supports informs develops, and illustrates the studio work through a contextual, visual, and critical investigation. This document is most valuable when we come to examine the depth of the process. The IB Visual Art program is an engagement package of Theoretical practice, Art-making practice, and Curatorial practice that are related and linked to each other. This is an exciting journey for life!

The core syllabus will be composed of 3 parts:

Visual Art in Context (A comparative study 20% External)

Visual Art Process (A process portfolio 40% External)

Presenting Visual Art (An exhibition with a written rationale 40% Internal)


· Investigating and analyzing past, present, and emerging forms of visual arts

· Developing an understanding of visual arts, local and international

· Responding confidently in a visual and creative way to personal and cultural experiences

· Developing skills, methods, approaches, and sensitivity while creating art

· Developing independency and responsibility in order to get effective results

The IB Art ​ Curriculum

The IB Art Curriculum and examination will focus on 2 basic components:


Studio Work:

Studio work will be an individual development and experience in different media and skills. You will be required to complete at least one piece of studio work each month, so by the end of the course, you will have to curate your exhibition. Some of the pieces will be done during the holidays or summer.

Journal Work Book:

To present your creative ideas and thoughts of your artistic process, both in words and images, each one of you will have an ongoing research workbook – the journal workbook, which is your brain during the course! The book is A4 sized hard-covered sketch book, each week 3 or more pages need to be done and checked by the teacher.

Art Exhibition 2021

Every year, our students have their own Art Exhibition, where they present pieces of their choice under the year’s theme.

In the context of an international school where students from 50+ countries are continuously sharing their cultures and personal backgrounds, our Art Students have the chance to use colors, shapes, and materials to express themselves in creative ways.

Under the close guidance of Ms. Shlomit Kanfi, the students acquire various techniques and means of artistic expression, discover their deep creativity, and develop their artistic and personal fingerprints.

Art Exhibition 2022

Using their talent, knowledge, and the sharpness of their thoughts, the “ME” exhibition is a chance for them to express something new about themselves and the reality around them from their personal and special perspective, in a multicultural scenario.

The exhibition presents a variety of mediums, such as paintings, sculptures, animation, photography, video, installations, and more!

The 2022 exhibition portrayed the work of students from Tanzania, Lithuania, Russia, Guatemala, Canada, Israel, Japan, Spain, Germany, Albania, Palestine, China, Italy, Netherlands, Kazakhstan, and more!

Exhibits are accompanied by personal texts that explain each of the works, offering a glimpse into the sensitive world of young artists who are emerging as adults, coping with their distance from home, and the impact of being away from their culture, especially after the coronavirus.

Art ​ Trips

Ein Hod Artist Village

Art trips are a chance for students to explore the artistic surroundings of the cities that have been surrounding them during their academic journey. The last Art Trip took place in Haifa, our students visited a famous Art Village, Ein Hod Artist Village. 

They met incredible artists who showed them their different techniques and shared their stories. They met artists who use old books as their only medium, artists who make commercial jewelry and spoke about making a living out of art, and saw several types of sculptures, constructions, and art pieces. In the village, art was not only in studios but all around. 

They visited the Haifa Art Museum, where they had a DADA Movement workshop, a chance for them to express their creativity and follow the steps of the creators of DADA art.

Lastly, they explored an ancient and useful type of medium: press-on art. With an engaging workshop, students created their own press-on prototypes that can create endless art pieces with a press-on machine.

Gordon Gallery

The art class of EMIS visited the Gordon Gallery in Tel Aviv to see the latest exhibition of the most famous Israel sculpture, 89 years old Dani Karavan.

We met Dani, energetic and active, who took us through his world of wonders and shared with us his youthful spirit and creative mind.

Walking through his sculptures felt like walking through an imaginary city. It was our pleasure to hear him explain the process of his artworks and witness his perspective and the meanings behind his work.

We feel privileged to hear the explanations directly from him and understand how he feels about the art he makes. We are very grateful to have been able to experience Dani Karavan’s work and get inspired by his beautiful soul. Thank you Dani for giving us your precious time and opening up our minds to new art concepts. We hope you continue to influence us and others with your art, and looking forward to meeting with you on our next visit to Tel Aviv!

Photography in Lockdown

Isolating at home project – April 2020

Creativity beyond lockdown

Art trip to Jerusalem

Art students from EMIS in both DP1 and DP2 recently visited Jerusalem to see different styles of local and international art, as well as meet practicing artists and learn of their artistic techniques, inspirations, and messages. Our first stop in Jerusalem was at the Beita Gallery, where there was an exhibit of the magnificent work […]

EMIS Art Class meeting the artist Dani Karavan

On Friday morning, 20th September, the art class of EMIS arrived to Gordon Gallery in Tel Aviv to visit the latest exhibition of the most famous Israel sculpture, 89 years old Dani Karavan. We met Dani, energetic and active, who took us through his world of wonders and shared with us his youthful spirit and […]