–by Ms. Pavla Pooch–

On January 27, 2020, in St. Luke’s Gallery, the IB Year 1 Visual Arts students presented their work at the opening of the exhibition Fake Gallery. The art on display was a culmination of their artwork during their first semester and consisted of a wide range of media, both 2D and 3D, including photographs, sculptures, prints, and drawings, as well as augmented reality (AR) pieces that could be viewed with iPads.

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Ruamrudee International School BangkokThe exhibition was on display for several weeks. During this time, Ms. Callie’s PreK 4 class came to visit the gallery. The students were each given 10 stickers and asked to carefully observe the artwork, pick their favorite pieces, and label them with their stickers. At the end of their visit, they were asked to point out their favorite pieces. This is a great introduction to have these young students looking at, appreciating, and thinking about art. Finally, the PreK 4 students were given an Ipad to look at the “work that didn’t have any pictures.” They were excited and shocked when they saw the augmented reality artwork come to life. Initially, many of them kept moving the iPad out of the way in disbelief to see how it was possible for a drawing to come to life.

Thank you to everyone who supported the students, and a special thank you to Mr. Josh and Mr. Aaron who helped support the students’ augmented reality pieces.

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Ruamrudee International School BangkokEven though the exhibition is over, you can still see some of the augmented reality pieces right here on this page. Follow the instructions below to see the artwork come to life: 

  1. Download the app EyeJack on your phone.
  2. Allow EyeJack to access the camera on your phone.
  3. Hold your phone over one of these QR codes.
  4. Hold your phone over the image and watch the artwork come to life! 
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