The Grade 9 students of IELEV High School visited the exhibition “Teneffüs” and the SALT Research Centre at SALT Galata on Wednesday 13th of April. Aykan Safoğlu’s practice is based on investigations of the formal and conceptual possibilities within the transitions between still and moving images. In Recess, which is the last of SALT’s The Sequential program, the artist draws on notions of indebtedness and asset borrowed from economics and looks at the reverberations of these terms in his own life story. The students toured the SALT Galata Exhibition with the museum guide. The students were taught about the digital and physical archives at the SALT Research Center and their condition and use. During our trip, the importance of visual literacy, perception and aesthetic awareness in the field of visual arts was highlighted, while at the same time our students were given the opportunity to develop conscious visual behavior for contemporary culture and art objects.
The International Public Speaking Competition(ESU)-Turkey, which first took place in 2009, held once again on Saturday 19th March 2022 on Zoom Platform. The competition brought the best young speakers of 17 schools of Turkey and among the 17 participants Doğa Şahin of İELEV High School became the national winner of ESU-Turkey with her speech connected to the theme of “Our real choices are made without us realising it”. There will also be cultural exchange event during the finals among more than 50 countries across the globe. The finals week of the IPSC will take place from9thto 13thMay2022 this year. We wish Doğa the best of Luck!
IELEV Photography Club students visited the exhibition by our esteemed photographer Ara Güler in Istanbul on Thursday, December 2nd. Before the highly efficient exhibition, our students received valuable information about the architect and architecture of the Galataport Campus, Istanbul Modern Building from the parent of IELEV, Mrs. Yaşmak Kemer. After taking the photographs of Istanbul's rich historical structure, İELEV students visited Ara Guler's Istanbul exhibition. The director of the museum informed IELEV students about the artist and his photographs. Throughout this journey, IELEV students have been ready to learn and practice fine arts by consciously viewing the contemporary cultural artifacts that are among the main objectives of the Fine Arts Department.
Our Prep Class students were inspired by the works in the story book "Turkish History of Growth", which they read and analyzed in the Turkish Language and Literature class, and made bookmarks using recycled materials as part of the "Call to Earth" day activities. While analyzing these stories and doing such work, our students have had the opportunity to develop their “creativity, reflectivity, thought processes and inquiry” profiles from the IB Learner Profile.
At IELEV, we aim to be open-minded, principled and creative thinkers. That’s why we decided to create a piece of art for the Call to Earth Day, reflective of our passion for the fight against climate change. As former US President Barack Obama once said, “No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change”. We have taken this to heart and symbolized the devastation caused by climate change by painting one of our school walls with a polar bear, a species amongst Earth’s most majestic mammals and one whose habitat is being destroyed by humanity’s reckless actions. We have met every Tuesday and Wednesday to work on this project. We came up with the idea for the painting and it was all hands on from there. After the sketching was finished, we got out our brushes and got to painting. A common misconception is that polar bears have white fur when in reality the fur on them is clear. Some of the light that hits the polar bear gets trapped and creates the snow white fur everyone associates with them. With this fact in mind, we wanted to experiment with the color of the polar bear. We used multiple tones of contrasting colors to signify the disturbance in nature that climate change causes.
The Grade 10 students of IELEV High School visited the exhibitions “Past Present Istanbul” and "From the Reformation to Republic: Master Artists, Artist Students” at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum on Friday 15 October. The exhibition“Past Present Istanbul”brings together works about Istanbul by 22 artist alumni from Sabancı University's Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design program. The 22 exhibiting artists responded to the call of the artist Murat Germen, also an instructor at Sabancı University, all assessing Istanbul’s situation. The exhibition also plays a very important role in raising the awareness of art and artists about the environmental problems we live in and in finding sustainable solutions. “From Reformation to Republic: Master Artists, Artist Students”presents the historical journey of the art of painting in Turkey and features a total of 115 artworks from the SSM Painting Collection Artwork by the masters and their apprentices, who acquired mastership by following in their masters’ footsteps, will be displayed side-by-side. The exhibitionFrom Reformation to Republic: Master Artists, Artist Studentsallows us to trace the social and economic transformation of the country, via the late-discovered but quickly adopted medium of painting. During our trip, the importance of visual literacy, perception and aesthetic awareness in the field of visual arts was highlighted, while at the same time our students were given the opportunity to develop conscious visual behaviour for contemporary culture and art objects.
IELEV Photography Club students; Under the guidance of architectural historian Kıvanç Başak; starting from the Spice Bazaar, which was built during the construction of the New Mosque to generate income for this mosque; considered one of the most successful examples of Ottoman Architecture and tile art, the "Rüstem Pasha Mosque'', which has protected the inhabitants of the city from external attacks since its construction and it is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and the "Land Walls" of Byzantine and Ottoman civilizations. He guided the "Istanbul Heritage '' tour by visiting the "Great Byzantine Bukaleon Palace '' from the 5th century, which is considered as a heritage to Istanbul. During the trip, the importance of these monuments and cultural assets in terms of urban culture and art history was emphasized, and at the same time, our students were made aware of the heritage items found in their city, which are very important for world cultural heritage.
IELEV High School Photography Club students attended the seminar titled “Istanbul Images in Art History” by Architectural Historian Kıvanç Başak on Thursday, October 7th. On Saturday, October 9, 2021, "Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Cultural Heritage Site Trip" will be organized for our Photography Club students. Thanks to the seminar, our students learned about the "Restoration of the Architecture of Historical Places" and created awareness before this trip. We would like to express our gratitude and respect to the organizer of the seminar, Architectural Historian, Kıvanç Başak.
We held our TOK Exhibition on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. For the first time this year, an exhibition was held instead of TOK presentations. The purpose of this exhibition was to explain the Prompts and three objects we chose from our lives in the context of real life. Our exhibition lasted three lesson hours. In order to be able to make our presentations, in the first lesson, we set up the exhibition area in such a way that the objects we chose and the texts we wrote in the context stood out. Afterwards, our eleventh grade friends, who have just started taking this course, visited us and had the chance to have an idea. They started to prepare themselves for the coming year by visiting our exhibitions and taking notes. One of the reasons why this exhibition is special is that we, DP2 students, who have gained experience in this subject, transfer the knowledge they have gained to DP1 students who have just started on this path. We are proud to have prepared a successful exhibition where we shared a lot of information and had a pleasant time with our teachers and fellow students.
Dear IELEV Family, We, the members of IELEV High School Photography Club, opened our “Natural Living Area” themed virtual exhibition of the photographs we took during the year onMay 19th. Our exhibition has hosted 200 art lovers so far. With the help of the IB learner profile that our school has imbued us with, as students who are research-minded and curious. We designed a social assistance project under the leadership of our club consultant and visual arts teacher Nurhan Yapıcı, club president Ece Elmasulu, club vice-president Defne Rona and with the participation of twenty-four club members. We realized our project between 19 May and 6 June. Our donors, who, in participating in our social assistance campaign by buying 47 photographs at the exhibition, have paid the six-year education expenses of 12 students in Anatolia. Many thanks to everyone who contributed. We are grateful to everyone who has participated in our campaign, especially the parents of our students and IELEV Parent Council Bank who have supported our students and given hope for the future. You can visit our exhibition using the link below. https://www.ielev.k12.tr/tr/lise/bizden-haberler/sanal-sergi/ielev-ozel-lisesi-2020-2021-sene-sonu-sanal-sergisi/ IELEV Photography Club
This is an interactive social web representing all German Schools and Instutions throughout the world. Through this web-project, we will have the chance not only to follow all the new approaches and projects, but also to be part of them. Our students will have the opportunity to communicate and participate in various activities with the students of those schools that are also members of this association.