Seeing the World as IB Artists

Long Beach High School’s International Baccalaureate Art juniors and seniors put their talents and skills on display during a spectacular showcase on March 27. The annual IB Art Exhibition, held in the building’s commons, drew an audience of family members, teachers and other spectators who viewed the advanced techniques and creative projects that students have been engaged in throughout the school year. 

The show featured pieces that were created through various mediums. Students presented their paintings, pencil drawings, sculptures and other extraordinary designs that held their own unique meanings and inspirations.  

The IB Visual Arts courses invite students to explore a variety art media and concepts in a studio-based environment. The goal is to encourage student-artists to respond to and analyze the function, meaning and qualities of art. Class participants develop and present independent ideas and explain the connections between their work and the work of others. The courses emphasize both students' creative processes and their final artistic products in two- or three-dimensional forms.