Arts as a Method of Learning


Recently, I have been faced with the choice of picking subjects for (I)GCSE. I have always had a passion for the Arts from an early age.

Claire Herslov, 9M

Recently, I have been faced with the choice of picking subjects for (I)GCSE. I have always had a passion for the Arts from an early age. As a four year old, I viewed Bangkok Patana for the first time and immediately knew this is where I wanted to go to school. The Arts facilities were astonishing, ranging from the big theatre to the dance rooms, where I wanted to learn new routines. This instantly drew me to the Arts subjects and opportunities at Patana, as I had never seen anything like this.

Over the years I have participated in numerous Art-related activities and performances. Each subject helped me in its own way to discover my passions. Drama helped me build confidence and take on new challenges such as learning the skills of acting. Music was a way for me to learn an instrument and improve my singing ability. Art helped me learn new ways of expressing myself through drawing, painting and sculpting. All of these have assisted me in becoming who I am today.

These Arts subjects are incredibly important in building character through being exposed to learning through creativity. So 13-year-old me is continuing the dreams of 4-year-old-me, and as a result, I have chosen Drama and Graphic Communications as two of my courses for the (I)GCSEs. This is a continuation of my belief in Arts as an important method of learning. I chose Drama because it is by far the subject I am most passionate to learn more about in hopes of someday becoming an actor. Graphic Communications is also one of my choices being the use of art in real world situations.

I would encourage anyone who feels like they have something to express, to try the Arts as it is a good way to help a person grow in the way it did for me.