Art Program

Elementary Art School program

It is NAC’s mission to support students to develop not only academically but also culturally. Therefore NAC is launching an extra-curricular art program to enrich students by giving them the opportunity to do art and handicrafts, appreciating and learning more about art history enhancing skills and creativity.

This program will also encourage self-exploration and expression building confidence and enhancing performance.

Elementary program Goals

  • Developing creativity and stimulating imagination through drawing, printing, painting, sculpting, collage and coloring by other media.
  • The aim of the program is improving the art skills and art techniques, practicing handicrafts, and exploring cultures, Egyptian and others…
  • This program will enhance and enrich general knowledge with interesting, facts, topics and themes which the students will apply in their art practice.
  • Students will have several art trips visiting, museums , galleries and local artists learning different skills. As an added opportunity, students will be prepared to master their art abilities before entering the senior art program.

Upper School Program for University Preparation Goals

  • This program is aligned with the standards of the College Board AP program.
  • The instructional goals of this program are to encourage creative and systematic investigation of formal and conceptual issues.
  • The students will be making art as an ongoing process that involves informed and critical decision making.
  • They will develop technical skills and will get familiarized with the functions of visual elements which will encourage them to become independent thinkers contributing inventively and critically to their culture through the making of art.
  • The art Program promotes a sense of quality in a student’s work, concentration on a particular visual interest or problem and extended experience in a formal, technical and expressive manner.
  • This program will help students compile works of art in the form of a portfolio required by certain faculties for university admission.

Portfolios

Students will develop their portfolios in this class. The portfolios share a basic structure which requires the student to show a fundamental competence and range of understanding in visual concerns and methods
  • Section 1
          The student will be permitted to select the works that best exhibit a synthesis of form, technique, and content.
  • Section 2
          Students will be asked to demonstrate a depth of investigation and process of discovery through the concentration section
  • Section3
          The student will be asked to demonstrate a serious grounding in visual principles and material techniques

Requirements for the Upper School Art Program

  • Due to the significant commitment that this program requires, only highly motivated students can join as it will help prepare them for the university through the development of the appropriate portfolios required by the different art faculties.
  • Students will work in close cooperation with the teacher inside and out of the classroom and beyond the scheduled periods.
  • They will need to maintain a sketch book or journal which is a necessary component of instruction and the student’s work will be analyzed and assessed on a regular basis.
  • Ongoing critical analysis, through individual critiques, enables the student and the teacher to assess the strengths and weaknesses in the work.
  • Students will be assigned interpretive projects that they will need to research to begin improvising ideas that they can express artistically.
  • This program involves field trips and visits to different sites to enhance artistic creativity, imagination and talent.

Credits

Participation and High Achievement in the cultural activities offered at NAC may give the students a chance to obtain cultural scholarships offered by the American University in Cairo. According to the AUC Catalogue, AUC offers a number of cultural achievement scholarships in the form of tuition reduction equal to 15% of the full tuition .

NAC students who achieve high levels of distinction in cultural activities will be candidates for this scholarship.