HS Arts

Visual Arts

Ib Art Show pieces
Student posing next to her artwork
Students talking during Art Exhibition
Student architecture
Two students discussing an architectural project
Three girls discussing their artwork
Students during art class
working in groups during saac fine arts
Families at the art exhibition

Grades 9 and 10

During the first two years of high school, students have Art as a weekly subject where they experience the creative process behind projects that have a specific artistic intention, formed though research, analysis and development of skills. Apart from exploring with different techniques and media (such as relief printmaking, realistic portrait drawing and kinetic art sculpture), the subject also has a theoretical and historical approach to the arts. Students learn methods of analysis and criticism to study particular historical art periods, movements and artists. 

The course is organized in thematic units where students reflect upon the liaisons between art and memory, status, protest, converging cultures, architecture and more! 

IB Visual Arts: Grades 10 and 11

Lincoln offers both Standard Level (SL) and High Level (HL) Visual Arts courses. 

The IB  Visual Arts course encourages students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and boundaries. It is a thought-provoking course in which students develop analytical skills in problem-solving and divergent thinking, while working towards technical proficiency and confidence as art-makers. In addition to exploring and comparing visual arts from different perspectives and in different contexts, students are expected to engage in, experiment with and critically reflect upon a wide range of contemporary practices and media. The course is designed for students who want to go on to study visual arts in higher education as well as for those who are seeking lifelong enrichment through visual arts.

IB Visual Arts exhibition 2021

This year's IB Visual Arts Exhibition "Impermanence" took place between March 10-12, and it was a little different as our community was invited to enjoy the students' artwork in small bubbles due to the pandemic. Nevertheless, we were all thrilled to be able to see their work in person. 

Below you will be able to learn a little bit about each of our IB Visual Arts students' exhibitions and takeaways from their two year experience. 

Meet the Artists!

Simon Hollenbeck.

Jenny Zhou.

Ana Sofía Bobadilla

Lara Siegenthaler

Gennaro Ríos

Family at art exhibition

Grades 9 and 10: Multimedia Arts

During their high school years, students explore art through technology as they learn about photography, illustration, motion graphics and animation. During the first two years (grades 9 and 10), students start handling the Adobe Creative Cloud through project-based learning activities. 

Students immerse in digital art, typography and graphic design, as well as diving into stop motion animation and video editing techniques.

Grades 11 and 12: Multimedia Graphics 

As they move long, they gain knowledge about basic principles of art, design, and visual communication as they strengthen their skills with the software. 

During their last year at Lincoln, the centers around the exploration of the principles of visual communication emphasizing the use of imagery in mass media. Students learn advanced design and production methods in the fields of graphic design, 3D modeling, animation and video editing. They develop projects on branding, packaging design, and advertising. 

Soline Maquaire

Thomas Huysmans

Loren Stoddard

Valentín Born Pinto

Enzo Rodríguez

Victoria Fumelli

Performing Arts


Two high school students performing The Sound of Music
Hs play
high school student during play

Grades 9 and 10

Grade 9 and 10 students are welcome to enroll in Theatre Foundations  I & II. These year-long classes  explore Theatre through five critical roles: the actor, the director, the designer, the creator or playwright, and the spectator. Students sharpen their skills and confidence through exploring, experimenting and analyzing specific content such as staged combat fighting techniques, Shakespearean and classical acting, playwriting, directing for the stage, set and lighting design, comedic acting, and script analysis. Students learn to be discerning creators and critics of Theatre through analysis and artistic critique. 

Classes are designed to be introductory in nature and can be joined at either level with no previous theatrical experience.

IB Theatre: Grades 11 and 12

Lincoln offers both Standard Level (SL) and High Level (HL) IB Theatre. 

The IB Theatre class is designed to be a rigorous and holistic approach to exploring World Theatre forms. It focuses on students' perspective and intersectionality with six areas of Theatre: performance, directing, designing, devising, theorizing, and spectating. Students analyze and synthesize knowledge from a variety of times, genres and cultures to more effectively approach and interact World Theatre. 

In Year 1, students research and explore a variety of genres, theorists, traditions, and movements from across the globe. Past examples include American Musical Theatre, Bertold Brecht, Commedia Dell' Arte, and Existentialism. Students practice the four summative assessments using provided course content. 

In Year 2, students embark on their assessment tasks, independently choosing which content and roles they wish to explore. Student's retain full choice over their assessment approaches and are mentores by the teacher in this process. 


Gilr singing and playing the guitar during IB concert
choir girls
music teacher
choir members

Grades 9 and 10: HS Band and HS Choir 

Previous experience with making music is appreciated but not required. Through the study of music from various genres, the High School Choir and Bands focus on developing a comprehensive and experiential understanding of music through performance, analysis, and historical exploration. Within the school year, the High School Choir and Bands perform in at least 3 events outside of the regular school day. 

Some of the units covered in these classes are World Music, Music Literacy, Composition and Music Production. Besides developing musicianship skills, students in Music Class will also become responsible and empathetic individuals as well as competent collaborators who understand and appreciate the value of human experience and expression through the arts.

Performances throughout the year include Formal concerts, SAAC Fine Arts, IB Music Recital, HS Choir Festival, HS Band Festival, PBJ Night, International Day, Halloween Parade, Service Learning events and High School Graduation among others. 

Grades 11 and 12: IB Music

IB Music is a two year course in which students play the role of researcher, creator, and performer under the four areas of inquiry outlined by the IB.

Students will research, create, and perform music in the following areas: music for sociocultural and political expression, music for listening and performance, music for dramatic impact and movement, and music technology in the digital age.

Students who enroll for High Level in IB Music will be required to participate in a collaborative “music maker” project where they will create and produce their own music. While previous musical experience certainly helps with performance, the new 2020 IB Music Guidelines encourage students with no prior musical experience to enroll.