Starting in elementary grades all the way through high school, students investigate materials, techniques and the artistic process in creating visual art. In higher grades, students deepen their understanding of the principals and elements of art through 2D and 3D forms. A variety of drawing media is used and students are introduced to color theory and basic painting techniques. Digital Art gives students the opportunity to learn photo manipulation, graphic design, and typography. ASM is one of a few IB schools that offer a Film Arts program in 11th and 12th grades. Students in this course examine film concepts, theories, practises and ideas from a global perspective, challenging their own viewpoints and biases inorder to understand and value those of others.