Art Department      Art Gallery (Click on the Gallery to view student work)

The Visual Arts plays a vitally important part in the creative life of students at MES Cairo. Students explore a range of 2D and 3D media across the course of their studies, and are encouraged to use these skills in the production of work that allows them to express their own context as young people living in Egypt. The images displayed on this page show the range of responses to a variety of themes.

The Art Department crosses all three sections of the Secondary school. All Grade and Year seven and Eight students take Art classes. British Section students are offered the option of IGCSE Art and Design in Years Nine and Ten and have the option of specialising in either Photography or Painting and Related Media. Our Year Eleven and Twelve students in the British section can opt to study AS and A2 Art and Design. In the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, students can study Visual Art at either Higher or Standard Level. Visual Art is an elective throughout the American High School Grades, and Advanced Placement (AP) Art is offered for our most talented Grade Eleven and Twelve students. Photography and Digital Visual Media is a popular elective amongst our Grade Twelve students.

We celebrate the creative talents of our students at our annual Whole School Art Exhibition. To open the event in 2014, renowned Egyptian artist Nazli Madkour was in attendance to inaugurate our Gallery and offer some inspirational words to our young artists. Plans are already afoot for an even bigger and better exhibition in May 2015! Additionally, the Art Department offers all students across the school the chance to become involved and be creative through the After School Activities (ASA) programme and competitions are held throughout the year. Art based After School Activities range from Photography to Ceramics. The department has been working with Oriental Weavers for two years to offer the students the chance to have a piece of their original artwork transformed into a rug. For this year’s whole school production of ‘Wicked’ the Art team ran a series of workshops with students to help design and build the set.

The Art Department this year continues to thrive under the creative inspiration of Mr. Simpson, Miss Tapsell, and Miss Lamia, and this year we welcome Miss Hedges and Mr. Myers to the team.

Ms Kim Tapsell – Secondary Head of Art

Upcoming Events

Wednesday 13th March
Y8 GP Enterprise Celebration Event

Thursday 14th March
Secondary Sports Day

Sunday 17th March
World Book Day
Y6 Cyprus Parents’ Info Meeting

Sunday 17th to Tuesday 19th March
DP12 Oral Exams

Sunday 17 to Thursday 21st March
FS1 Family Week
Tuesday 19th March
DP11 AUC Visit – 8.30am-2.00pm
Wednesday 20th March
24 Hour Run

Thursday 21st March
FS1 Mothers’ Day/24 Hour Run Finale

Sunday 24th March

Sunday 24th March
Whole School Production Rehearsal

Monday 25th to Wednesday 27th March
Whole School Production

Wednesday 27th to Thursday 28th March
DP12 Final TOK Presentations

Thursday 28th March
Primary and Y7-9 and DP11 Term 2 Reports Issued

Friday 29th March
IA Bronze Practice