Fine Arts

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Visual Arts

The art program at GIS includes a cohesive, seamless curriculum that builds up art skills sequentially beginning at the middle school level. Middle school projects are designed with variety to give students confidence in their artistic ability and to encourage them to continue in art. Upper-level art students are given objectives but with room for higher order thinking skills in individual planning and expression. The annual art show in May gives student artists a goal to inspire excellence, especially senior art students who design their own displays.

Students are encouraged to think about their art as a powerful tool for expressing their artist’s voice. They are encouraged to ask themselves, “Why do I do art?” and to consider all they do as for the glory the Lord. One example of using art to glorify God is the annual art auction, where students create and sell art to raise money for their ministry trip taking art to underprivileged kids in rural areas.

Art Courses

  • Middle school art exploration
  • Painting
  • Pottery & sculpture
  • Art foundations
  • Advanced art
  • Advanced painting
  • Advanced pottery & sculpture
  • AP studio art

Drama

In addition to speech and drama classes, GIS produces an annual dramatic or musical production. Past productions have included You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Cheaper by the Dozen, The Importance of Being Earnest, Wizard of Oz, and Oklahoma!.

Drama Courses

  • Speech
  • Drama

Extracurricular Clubs & Events

  • School drama

Music

Over two-thirds of GIS students in secondary school participate in one or more of the seven music groups which perform concerts each term. The more selective groups, Grace Jazz Band and Grace Chanson select choir, also perform at community events. In alternating years, Grace hosts a Joint Choir Festival with ICS in Bangkok, with a vision to participate in the Bangkok International Choir Festival in the future.

The GIS music library includes a wide range of choral and instrumental arrangements. The band program includes benchmarks for students to demonstrate their level of mastery, and choir courses use solfege to develop sight reading skills.

Music Courses

  • 6th grade band
  • Middle school band
  • Middle school choir
  • High school band
  • High school choir
  • Jazz band
  • Grace Chanson

Extracurricular Clubs & Events

  • Praise Symphony
  • Chapel bands
  • Music Mania

For more information, contact info@gisthailand.org