Performing and Fine Arts
Why value the arts?
At AISA, students gather from all over the world to experience many kinds of art from all over the world.
They learn to respond to and create diverse forms of art - plastic arts, music, dance, drama - as a way of discovering their place in the world and understanding the common bonds of humanity.
The Visual and Performing Arts department at AISA believe art is vital in creating "complete human beings" that are creative, analytical, disciplined, and self-confident individuals. Our department offers a diverse set of courses: Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Art I, IB Art, Computer Assisted Art, Guitar I, Piano I, IB Music, Drama 1 and 2, IB Drama. We also offer many after school clubs such at high school and middle theater production, rock band, choir, and art classes. Our courses meet the needs of all students and each curriculum is developed with the state standards in mind. We are dedicated to teaching each student the skills to create and appreciate art through hands-on learning, theory, formal principles, and cultural history. Students complete our courses with enhanced skills in their chosen art discipline as well as gain insight into who they are, because every performance or piece of art is a reflection of the person(s) who created it.