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Heather has taught IB Diploma Visual Arts for many years to teachers and students. Her passion is inspiring people to connect with the creativity within them, and to help them to find the language and the materials to express it. She has been painting and teaching in Italy for over 20 years and leading workshops for teachers and students around the world since 2008.
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Working towards resolution.... What is meant by "resolved work"? Resolved is the new way of saying completed, but with a different emphasis. Resolved doesn't just mean finished, but signifies work that has been successfully developed to a stage of completion that is ready to show. I think this is a good change in terminology since it is hard to say exactly when an artwork is...
Thursday 12 January 2017
The first subject report since the new visual arts curriculum has been implemented is now published. Subject reports are a summary of the last... more
Tuesday 26 April 2016
its happening agian this summer.....What happens when you try to compress an IB art program into 2 intense weeks? Well, we've had a go at it... more
22 Jan Dian Ritter
Part 1,The Comparative StudyHeather, Is there a max. word count PER SCREEN for Formal Analysis and the Contextual screen? Any total word count limit or range for the completed Comp. Study?
20 Jan Tamara Rusnak
Part 1,The Comparative StudyHi Heather, I have a student who is interested in comparing three different graphic novels. Does this fit within the realm of visual art -or does the graphic novel belong to literature?
19 Jan Tamara Rusnak
E submission Process PortfolioHi Heather, if there is a bibliography at the end of the PP does it count as part of the screen count for the Process Portfolio? Thanks!
19 Jan Laura Moakley
Grade BoundariesI think its practically a 100 and I heard its super rare to get it ..
19 Jan Karen Teal
Part 1,The Comparative StudyHi Heather.............when creating the slides and the presentation would you recommend that the font size and style is the same on each slide to be consistent? I have taken over a class and all the students slides are in different size fonts...
19 Jan Maya Gilmour
PP Asssessment CriteriaHi Heather, Descriptor E is cut off on the PP assessment full criteria. I'd love to print out this resource. Thanks, Maya
18 Jan Edward Twohig
Planning and Progress FormHello Heather, Just looking at the new 6/VACAF it does not include a teacher record of interactions section with the candidate for The Process Portfolio. Is there a second form for this? Just asking... thank you in advance.
16 Jan Patrick Kerr
Resolved WorkVery useful as always! Thank you Heather. pk
12 Jan Heather McReynolds
E submission GuidelinesMarita, the page clearly outlines what is submitted. 2 overview photos and one of each piece, the other two additional photos are optional- see all files uploaded to IBIS, by student or teacher-hope this helps!
12 Jan Heather McReynolds
Art Making Forms TableTiffany, could you invite another teacher or visiting artist to run a workshop in another medium such as ceramics or textiles?
12 Jan Marita Redondo
E submission GuidelinesI'm confused about what students submit for Exhibition. Do they only submit the 2 Exhibition photos or do they also submit 2 photos of each of the art pieces included in their Exhibition? Do students submit all this or does the teacher? Another...
11 Jan Tiffany Davis
Art Making Forms TableHi Heather, I only teach 2D film and digital photography. If I had students transfer their photographs onto a 3D surface (such as wood) would that count as two different art making forms from the table? If not, I'm not really sure what I...