Visual Arts Teacher, St-Légier - Vaud - Switzerland

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Haut-Lac International Bilingual SchoolSt-Légier - Vaud - Switzerland

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Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Haut-Lac International Bilingual School is seeking to appoint an exceptionally creative and innovative Visual Arts Teacher to join our dynamic team from August 2019.

Haut-Lac is an IB leading school in Switzerland located in the French speaking area.

The visual arts are an integral part of everyday  life, permeating all levels of human creativity, expression,  communication and understanding.

They range from traditional forms  embedded in local and wider communities, societies and cultures, to the  varied and divergent practices associated with new, emerging and  contemporary forms of visual language. They may have sociopolitical  impact as well as ritual, spiritual, decorative and functional value;  they can be persuasive and subversive in some instances, enlightening  and uplifting in others. We celebrate the visual arts not only in the  way we create images and objects, but also in the way we appreciate,  enjoy, respect and respond to the practices of art-making by others from  around the world. Theories and practices in visual arts are dynamic and  ever-changing, and connect many areas of knowledge and human experience  through individual and collaborative exploration, creative production  and critical interpretation.

The IB Diploma Programme visual arts course encourages  students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and  boundaries. It is a thought-provoking course in which students develop  analytical skills in problem-solving and divergent thinking, while  working towards technical proficiency and confidence as art-makers. In  addition to exploring and comparing visual arts from different  perspectives and in different contexts, students are expected to engage  in, experiment with and critically reflect upon a wide range of  contemporary practices and media. The course is designed for students  who want to go on to study visual arts in higher education as well as  for those who are seeking lifelong enrichment through visual arts.

Supporting the International Baccalaureate mission statement and learner profile, the course encourages students to  actively explore the visual arts within and across a variety of local,  regional, national, international and intercultural contexts. Through  inquiry, investigation, reflection and creative application, visual arts  students develop an appreciation for the expressive and aesthetic  diversity in the world around them, becoming critically informed makers  and consumers of visual culture.

Students submit for assessment a selection of resolved artworks from  their exhibition organised by the visual arts teacher. The selected pieces should show evidence of their  technical accomplishment during the visual arts course and an  understanding of the use of materials, ideas and practices appropriate  to visual communication. 

More about Haut-Lac International Bilingual School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Address: Administrative Headquarters, Chemin de Pangires 26, St-Légier, Vaud 1806, Switzerland. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +41 21 555 50 00
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 Haut-Lac International Bilingual School is a private, bilingual English and French school in Saint-Légier-La Chiésaz, Switzerland. Students can be taught in pre-school from eighteen months, right up until secondary graduation at 18 years. The s...