The impulse to make art is common to all peoples. Study of the visual arts at BISP allows students to discover ways in which to interpret and comment critically on their immediate and global environment and to develop a critical and intensely personal view of themselves in relation to the world. Furthermore, the inspiration and creativity engendered by artistic activity can become a driving force in other studies throughout life.

The student is placed at the centre of learning experiences in Art at BISP.

Art experiences are an essential part of every child’s instinctive impulse to explore ideas, emotions and feelings through visual and tactile forms.  These innate abilities are nurtured and developed by providing our students with a rich and diverse Art curriculum that is accessible, challenging, and enjoyable, while enabling our students to develop skills, knowledge, and understanding. Art education here provides opportunities for an open dialogue for all students where values are shared, and ideas and opinions expressed.

Exhibitions and Displays

Artwork from all years is displayed around school and rotated on a regular basis.

IB Year 13 Visual Arts Exhibition

Each year there is a formal exhibition of the work of year 13 Visual Arts students. This exhibition is officially opened by either a local artist or person culturally linked to Phuket or Thailand.

Artist in Residence Week

Each year we have a week where we invite practicing artists to work with some of our students.

Annual Bangkok Art Trip

This trip is an integral element of the IB Diploma Visual Arts and IGCSE Art and Design courses and contributes significantly to the development of personal studio work, coursework and research.  The focus of the trip looks at aspects of culture through the arts and crafts of past and present.  We visit some of Bangkok’s important museums and art galleries along with some venues of historical and contemporary interest.

Awards & Results

  • Top in the World in IGCSE Art and Design 2009 and 2011
  • Students have been semi finalists in the Royal Overseas Leagues Young Artist in Thailand Awards 2011 and 2012
  • 100% pass rate at IB Diploma Visual Arts with majority of students achieving 6’s and 7’s
  • 100% pass rate at IGCSE Art and Design with the majority of students achieving A’s and A*’s

The art department is open at lunch and after school for all art students to use when they wish to complete work outside class time.