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  • 24 May Heather McReynolds
    Research Methods EE
    Kiu, it is strongly recommended to have at leat one primary source, but of course this is not always possibile, depending on the topic selected. Primary source can also be an interview with an expert, a curator, for example...
  • 24 May Kiu Mok
    Research Methods EE
    Dear Heather, About research, of course, it would be great if the student can obtain primary source. May I know if it is a "MUST" to have primary sources? Is it required by th IB? Thanks Kiu
  • 22 May Yee Chuan Lim
    CS Assessment Rubric for Students
    Thank you Heather! I love Eric Carle :)
  • 22 May Yee Chuan Lim
    Exhibition Assessment
    Thank you so much Heather!
  • 17 May Heather McReynolds
    Process Portfolio
    Hi Ann, at the moment sound is still not an assessed criteria, see page The process and ideas behind making the video can be documented in the PP as column 3, time based/ lens based/digital media An Installation piece with music can be presented...
  • 17 May Heather McReynolds
    Exhibition Assessment
    There are many examples of artists who work with text... ask her to do some research to support her own investigations into text as art. there are some pages on this website that might be of interest.
  • 17 May Heather McReynolds
    CS Assessment Rubric for Students
    Yee, she can certainly use the same piece of work ( criteria F CS) in her exhibition, not a problem. I love Tove Jansson, ... and Eric Carle, very different contexts, and graphic styles. This should be fine.
  • 17 May Ann Forget
    Process Portfolio
    Hi Heather, I have a student who made a video using an app called Cute Cut she made the visuals using tool on the app. Would this count as time based or sequential art? If she added music would that be acceptable? If yes to all of these questions...
  • 17 May Yee Chuan Lim
    Exhibition Assessment
    Hi Heather, thanks for your reply regarding CS. I have another SL student who is planning to create her exhibition artworks base on a book... mainly words. Do you think this is possible? Thank you!
  • 17 May Yee Chuan Lim
    CS Assessment Rubric for Students
    Thanks Heather! Sounds really interesting to me, as her exhibition concept was about her childhood. The CS theme was kind of tie-up with the exhibition concept. She is an HL student, possible for her to use the same piece of art from criteria...
  • 16 May Heather McReynolds
    CS Assessment Rubric for Students
    yes, As long as she can address the criteria ;)....and i think she can chose whichever illustration suits her comparison best.
  • 16 May Yee Chuan Lim
    CS Assessment Rubric for Students
    Hi Heather, One of my student wants to use children picture book illustrator artists as her comparative study artists. Is that possible? If yes, can she compare the picture book cover page or the inner illustration page? Thanks.