End of year Student Art Show

Four of our school classes in the international school created their own works of art during the past school year. Art masks, comic figures, linocut prints, and gouache landscapes were created. Between June 20 and 30, the art works could be admired in an exhibition at the Z-Galerie in Baar. 

06 July 2022

The exhibition focused on 39 individually designed art masks. As part of the project, students explored the many possible functions of masks - from protection to entertainment to ritual customs. Students found inspiration for their own masks in the mask collection of the Museum Rietberg in Zurich, in favorite series and films, or in personal cultural traditions.

In addition to modeling and casting masks, the students experimented with the graphic technique linocut. Depending on the grade level, monochrome linocut prints were created on the themes of "Animals," "Sea Creatures," and "Optical Art." Drawings of their own cartoon characters and landscapes were also shown. With the goal of being able to express emotions in landscapes, the students tinkered with the watercolor technique gouache.

The art projects were accompanied by the Zug artist Ana Azpeitia. As a Spanish native, she teaches in addition to her own artistic activities, at our Institut Montana. For Ana Azpeitia, the visual arts are an essential educational component: "In art class, students learn many important skills: Finding inspiration, questioning ideas and intentions, planning and realizing a project using specific techniques, and then presenting the finished project to the public.

Even if a student doesn't pursue a career in the arts, all of these skills are enormously valuable because they can be applied to various professional and personal areas of life."

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