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  • 15 Feb Heather McReynolds
    Process Portfolio
    as long as the content is different there can be some overlap...
  • 15 Feb Jessica Clauser
    The Comparative Study
    Thanks Heather! Couldn't figure out how to edit my question! haha
  • 15 Feb Jessica Clauser
    Process Portfolio
    Hi Heather, I have a student that made a painting inspired by her 3 chosen artworks in the CS and wants to use it in her PP with the same artworks referenced. Can she do that as long as the writing is different than in the CS? She can't use...
  • 14 Feb Heather McReynolds
    E submission for Exhibition
    Hi Marek, that is something your coordinator is better able to tell you.
  • 14 Feb Marek Andrasko
    E submission for Exhibition
    Hi Heather. Regarding e-submission is there a specific way required to submit students work. Based on our IB coordinator students are required to save their file as: Visual Arts_Process Portfolio_ Candidate Code. Please confirm. This is my...
  • 14 Feb Renante Sison
    Preparing for an IB Art Exhibition
    Thank you so much Heather! This is a relief :-).
  • 13 Feb Heather McReynolds
    Exhibition Assessment Criteria
    just acknowledge the artist's influence- not neccessary a full citation in exhibition text
  • 13 Feb Rachael Huddleston
    Exhibition Assessment Criteria
    What is the best way to cite images used in an exhibition piece? The student wants to acknowledge images used but doesn't have enough space in the Exhibition text to cite five photographs. Any recommendations? Thank you.
  • 13 Feb Konstantina Kapanidou
    The Comparative Study
    Makes sense, thanks!
  • 13 Feb Heather McReynolds
    Preparing for an IB Art Exhibition
    Renante i answered your comment on the other page too as follows: one art form for Exhibition is not a problem...and photos can be counted as art pieces...if there is indeed a concept, intention and pictorial awareness supporting the work...see...
  • 13 Feb Heather McReynolds
    The Comparative Study
    could be... but the installation itself can be analyzed for formal elements, space, color etc, right? I think it is important to make the distinction if she is analyzing the photograph
  • 13 Feb Heather McReynolds
    The Exhibition
    Renante, one art form for Exhibition is not a problem...and photos can be counted as art pieces...if there is indeed a concept, intention and pictorial awareness supporting the work...see this student gallery page