Six individual artworks and one group entry from the students of the British International School Ukraine were accepted to the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) Art Competition 2018, arranged annually for British International Schools around the world.
This year’s competition’s theme is “Mother Nature and the Environment”. Students could enter a creative piece through photography, paint, drawing, sculpture etc. to reflect the theme.
British International School Ukraine students from the Kyiv Nivki Secondary campus entered their artworks in three categories: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 and Group Entries. Art work was created by students in Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 and was inspired by the natural world. Specifically, the universal areas of flora and fauna, landscapes, and wildlife were studied.
Several materials/processes were used to generate the work, those being soft chalk pastels, acrylic paint, watercolour, colouring pencils, photography, and tonal pencils.
“The students produced a huge volume of work with great enthusiasm and we hope that that is apparent in the works” – said Mr. Stephen Almond, Art and Design teacher. “They are encouraged to use continually gained skills and knowledge in a heuristic sense and develop their own styles and techniques. Our aim has been to create work that demonstrates to all viewers the magnificence of the natural world from the modest sizes of plants and flowers through to the dynamism and charm of wildlife all the way to the arresting beauty of vast landscapes. Almost all of the work submitted was created from direct experience and observation”.
The results of the competition are expected in early May.