Involvement in the Arts encourages a sense of freedom, curiosity and independence that is difficult to replicate in other areas of the curriculum, and at AISM we want our students to have ample opportunity to explore and develop their creative, expressive, aesthetic and artistic skills. Participating in creative and artistic activities provides a positive outlet for the expression of new ideas and the discovery of new techniques and, as with many things in life, success comes through practise!
We offer classes in drawing and painting which encourage our students to discover a world of shapes, textures and colours, allowing them to express and interpret their feelings and experiences. Artistic disciplines help our students to develop new ways of communicating, brings out their natural creativity and sensitivity and reinforces their capacity for concentration and self-expression. We find that the creative process can increase self-esteem, helps children to organise their thoughts and connects them more completely to the world around them.
Extracurricular Painting and Drawing classes Agora International School Madrid are offered to children aged 8 and upwards and we explore various techniques including charcoal, pastel, tempera, acrylic, watercolour and oil, among others.
Additionally, students at Agora International School Madrid are taught dance and performing arts by Victor Ullate Roche, director of the Víctor Ullate Roche School of Performing Arts, the only professional dance and dramatic arts academy of its kind in the Madrid region. Students enjoy an exciting creative journey incorporating singing, dancing and the dramatic arts, and also enjoy enhanced access to professional theatrical opportunities.
The Victor Ullate Roche School of Performing Arts at Agora International offers students a quality artistic education that is stimulating and entertaining whilst encouraging them to develop sensitivity, concentration, team work and self-expression through extracurricular activities such as Musical Theatre, Funky, Hip Hop, Ballet, Singing and Acting.
Dance encourages children to learn discipline and commitment, and helps them to tackle complex physical and emotional challenges. Their coordination improves and they learn how to choreograph and memorise sequences and to express themselves creatively through movement. Both boys and girls participate fully in the dance programmes learning different types of dance and physical expression to interpret the music that they love.
“I began painting classes at the age of six and have been going every year since then, learning new things and becoming more and more interested in art. With all the paintings I have done in all these years, I could fill up a gallery, thanks to the teacher who has always encouraged me to work, progress and improve.”
Marina Lillo García
3rd ESO pupil