Garden International School Celebrates Art in the Second Consecutive Year

March 27, 2017

Garden International School (GIS) celebrated art once again through its annual event, Art Live. It is aimed at providing the school community with the opportunity to be involved in the passion and excitement of art alongside professional creative people.

 

0689_Primary students learning necktie art with Malaysian award-winning artist Phillip Wong

Primary students learning necktie art with Malaysian award-winning artist Phillip Wong

This year, GIS was delighted to work with local artists and professionals to organise workshops and talks for students and parents over the course of two weeks in school. Among the collaborators were ArtSeni Gallery founder Phillip Wong; silkscreen artists Sanan Anuar and Nawar Ismail; ceramicist Cheah Yeow Seng; editor-in-chief of Cutout Magazine Vivian Toh; fashion designer Nikita Dowlani; light painting photographer Sean Liew; production designer Tommy Mansur; architect Woon Teen Kee; watercolour calligrapher Sharon Tan; urban sketcher Ch’ng Kiah Kiean; creative director of Prestige magazine Ibnu Aswan and international speaker Danny Li from the Savannah College of Arts and Design in Hong Kong.

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Primary students learning necktie art with Malaysian award-winning artist Phillip Wong

“Our idea is to enlighten the community in the creative industries and the myriad of rewarding creative professions in the contemporary world,” said the Secondary Head of Art, Ross Padgett.

During the ArtLive event, primary students were involved in a number of projects with the artists, such as making pottery, canvas necktie art, silkscreen printing on recycled T-shirts, cardboard construction masks and a theatre setting of “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”. Secondary students also benefited from the various talks about entrepreneurship in creative industries and art workshops such as watercolour calligraphy and a weekend trip to Kuala Lumpur City Centre and Thean Hou temple for urban sketching.

4019_Secondary students and parents working on their sketching in the KL city centre

Secondary students and parents working on their sketching in the KL city centre

“ArtLive is aligned with our learning culture, creating opportunities for our students to develop their creative and thinking skills, opening up their minds to why art is relevant and important in real life,” adds Ross.

About Garden International School

Garden International School (GIS) is one of the world’s leading international schools with a strong academic track record. Our high quality, holistic education ensures that our students leave us well equipped for life; it is not surprising that GIS students are in demand across the world and are sought after by the world’s best universities.

GIS students benefit from our unique, innovative teaching and learning philosophy, integrating knowledge and skill development, supported by 65 years of heritage and a thriving alumni network. Accredited by the Council of International Schools, GIS is one of the oldest and most distinguished schools in Malaysia with three locations, including the main campus in Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, an Early Years Centre in Desa Sri Hartamas and another campus in Kuantan on the east coast of Malaysia. The school has been teaching the National Curriculum of England and Wales with modifications designed to meet the needs of international students. Garden International School; bringing out the best in you since 1951. For more information, please visit www.gardenschool.edu.my.