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Top ScoreThanks to Joanna and her teacher Rachel Kirby at UWC Costa Rica for sharing this very engaging process portfolio. Joanna received 34 out of 34 for this portfolio, full marks! Even though she got a 5 on her CS her overall grade for IB was a 7, well done Joanna! You can look at the PP screens in the slideshow below.Slideshow of Joanna's Portfolioclick on each image to see larger picture...
Teachers work very hard, so don't forget to nourish your inner artist!At this time of year you are probably focused on getting your students to successfully complete their work, document it, hang a spectacular exhibition, upload everything, check it all, and then when it’s all done, collapse, or.…. give yourself a well earned treat: come to Italy for a workshop!Picture this: walking...
Mark Rothko was an art teacher tooHe taught art for over 20 years at the Brooklyn Jewish Center to kindergarteners through 8th graders— his students didnt think of him as an avant-garde superstar, he was just “Rothkie".I recommend you read this article on artsy, How to teach art to kids, the source of information for this post. I'll summarize it briefly here, and consider how...
The relationship between cinema and paintingThis page includes fun, visual resources with videos and links for students and teachers interested in the relationship between film and painting. We will look at both examples of film inspiring painting today, and vice versa, painting inspiring cinema, now and in the past.As more students are choosing to analyze film stills in their Comparative Studies,...
This activity helps year 1 students to investigate a topic or theme through looking at images from art history. See Finding a Focus for more about developing individual directions.Different artist's takes on a subjectThis is a fun way to explore how different artists approach the same topic, and how history and culture play a role in this.What this exercise teachesintroduces a range of new artistsreinforces...
When the Comparative Study leads the student to artistic discoveries Margherita's Comparative Study is a beautiful example of how a CS can really influence and support the development of the student artist. The artists that she chose to investigate for her CS, Patrick van Caeckenbergh, Ricardo Brey, and Marc Dion, all have very relevant relationships to her own artwork, her thematic interest in...
Similarities and differencesArt teachers have always taught how to compare and contrast artworks long before the CS was a requirement. This page looks at how to teach visual analysis in general but can also be used as practice in developing these skills for the The Comparative StudyA comparison naturally involves recognizing both similarities and differences. To start with, choose two works to compare...
Culture as key to understandingEncouraging awareness and understanding of culture, ones own, as well as others, is at the core of the IB philosophy. There are many teaching ideas and topics relating to culture in art practice, and the issues of historical and cultural context when considering an artwork. The Comparative Study is a task that requires students to carefully consider the cultural significance...
Chart your CourseYou are the captain of your very particular IB Visual Arts ship, whatever kind of vessel that is. There is no one size fits all model, but there are outlines and planners to help steer your course. These planners are to help you meet neccesary assessment goals and course requirements, while charting your own route across the IB ocean. Enjoy the journey!Sketch out a rough calendarIn...
In the Comparative Study, one of the assessed criteria, Criterion B. Interpreting Function and Purpose may be new or confusing for some students. This page interprets function and purpose and offers some practical teaching activities.Can you sit on it?Function and purpose is a way of understnading the artists intentions or another way of saying, what is it made for?Some art works have a very clear...
The IBDP Art site is brilliant. I use it all the time. Being new the to IBDP and having only 3 students it has been a lifeline
InThinking is a great resource for breaking down the information in the new guide. It provides visuals, examples and and facilitates understanding through comprehensive language. It does what we as educators strive to do in our classroom to help our...
Thank you for keeping this website running for IB art educators. I found a lot of useful and clear information about the three IB art exam components. Already feeling more confident about my curriculum and lessons, after subscribing to this source. Thank...
6 January 2019
At this time of year you are probably focused on getting your students to successfully complete their work, document it, hang a spectacular... more
16 Jan Sharon Moore
Regina, Exhibition HLSorry I didnt reply earlier I have been in Hospital ! all good now
16 Jan Sharon Moore
Regina, Exhibition HLYes a 7 She got a 7 in all 3 components
16 Jan Heather McReynolds
Highlights of Subject Report 2017incorrect subject specific vocabulary reflects lack of understanding, so yes it will affect assessment to a small degree. ( criterion E)
15 Jan Amy Rowe
Highlights of Subject Report 2017Will pupils be penalized for incorrect vocabulary, when they have written by hand into the Process Portfolio?
14 Jan Simon Beaudouin
The Comparative StudyGreat, thanks!
13 Jan Heather McReynolds
The Comparative StudyHi Simon, not required but I have seen some students do this... More important for HL students is to reflect on/ make connections with their own developing artwork, this is what examiners look for.
13 Jan Simon Beaudouin
The Comparative StudyHi Heather, One of my student has found samples of CSs with a reflection/conclusion screen. Would you recommend to include such a screen in the CS? Is it something that examiners particularly look for? Thanks
11 Jan Nanda Das
Documenting ArtworkThank you a million Heather.
10 Jan Heather McReynolds
CAF (Coursework Authentification Form)Hi Nicola, this refers to the teacher comment for Internal Assessment... see example on this page the word limit is 2000
10 Jan Nicola Barber
CAF (Coursework Authentification Form)Hi Heather, I have been reading the IBO exam report and documentation and it mentions that for each student (not 6VAC form) that we need to write a statement about each students. From my understanding the statement is meant to support why we...
9 Jan Heather McReynolds
E submission Process PortfolioI recommend resizing height or width of screen to 1500 pixels, optimized for web and on screen viewing. This will reduce overall file size without compromising image quality.
9 Jan Jessica Clauser
E submission Process PortfolioHi Heather, A few of my students are asking me if there is a limit to the size of their screens when they are working on them. They use Google slides to create their CS/PP and then convert it to a PDF to submit. They realised that they can...