At St. Andrews International School, Green Valley, culturally enriching field trips are a very important element of the curriculum. These enriching field trips contribute to the development of students into global citizens who possess more knowledge about art, have stronger critical-thinking skills and exhibit increased cultural and historical empathy.
On September 16th Year 10 art students from St. Andrews IS Green Valley visited exhibitions of traditional and contemporary Thai arts and crafts at Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre.
Year 10 students visit Jim Thompson’s House
Susan Castle, the Secondary Art teacher said, “We were lucky to see some excellent two and three dimensional work by Thai artist Inson Wongsam and a range of contemporary paintings, photographs, videos and installations by artists such as Bussaraporn Thongchai. I believe that seeing these works of art first hand will have a significant impact on the students’ understanding and appreciation of Thai art and this will be reflected in the work that they produce in class.”
The visit to the Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre was followed by a visit to Jim Thompson’s House where students enjoyed taking photographs in the beautiful gardens.
Painting by Inson Wongsam.
Artwork by Inson Wongsam.
Students at the Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre see works of art first hand.
Students; visit to the Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre will have a significant impact on the students’ understanding and appreciation of Thai art.