Taejon Christian International School | Since 1958

Visual Arts

This TCIS art student's fashion design is admired during exhibition.

Studying visual arts is a crucial part of any child's development. Amongst the skills that can be gained are problem solving, non-verbal communication, spatial skills, and creativity. Brain research confirms that arts education strengthens student problem solving and critical thinking skills, adding to overall academic achievement, school success, and preparation for careers in the future.

The Visual Arts program at TCIS strives to create a new generation of creative thinkers in an increasingly changing society. In order for students to be prepared to compete in a global marketplace, they must be able to think creatively. Creativity, critical thinking, and the ability to uniquely solve problems are skills that cannot be outsourced, and they are critical for future careers. The ability to communicate and present ideas visually is a useful skill in most industries.

The courses in the Visual Arts Department provide opportunities for exploration in art history, drawing, painting, ceramics, and sculpture. We help students to not only become open-minded and critical thinkers, but also experience a variety of visual arts learning outcomes, skills, and techniques.

The Benefits of Arts Education

  • Art classes provide students an opportunity to develop cognitive and creative skills as well as develop their imaginations.
  • For some students, art is their motivation for coming to school and an area where they can be successful,
  • Art classes provide an important balance in each student’s educational experience.
  • Art classes teach our students to be more open-minded through multicultural and historical perspectives, and share the evolution of influential creative processes.

(Above) As 10th grade art students at TCIS begin their unit on pottery, they were given the opportunity to have their introduction presented by a true craftsman. Students traveled to a Gyeryonsang Mountain village to learn about the fundamentals of pottery making from Mr. Lim Seong Ho. Mr. Lim presented information about his craft, and students got to work through various foundational techniques for preparing the clay and a step-by-step process for creating their own pieces.

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