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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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Field trips add value to the visual journal All of your students' responses, reflections and drawings can be included in the journal, adding value to the pages while addressing important assessment criteria. Structuring a Visit There are many ways of structuring an exhibition visit, but students get the most out of it, (i.e.stimulate critical thinking, generate great journal pages, and...
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
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
28 May Heather McReynolds
Primary Sources:Exhibition Visitstry it now, Ive added a new improved resource ;)
28 May Chek Leung
Primary Sources:Exhibition VisitsHello Heather, Exhibition Visit Notes for Teachers Exhibition Visit Guidelines for students no longer work, can this be fixed?
26 May Heather McReynolds
Journal ReflectionsThanks for the suggestion Iza, it is an important topic and Id be happy to "reflect " on it a bit more ;)... will make a page specifically addressing criterion D
26 May Izabela Jadach
Journal ReflectionsHi Heather, I am looking for a topic on how to review, reflect student's own work, a component D in PP assessment. As I am an examiner this year (PP) I found this the weakest component throught most of students' PPs. They tend to be superficial...
25 May Kathleen Hall
Artistic AppropriationHi Heather I have been discussing this with my students. Some feel that a purist approach to art making is essential - an artist must draw everything free hand without the use of tools or they are not a "real" artist. Others think that using...
24 May Heather McReynolds
Exhibition Assessment CriteriaHi Heba, there is no interview, only a written rationale. She could get some help translating this into english. The CS and PP both require writing but this can be in note form or bullet points, language is not assessed per se but it is important...
24 May Heba Yosri
Exhibition Assessment CriteriaHi Heather, I have a student who's a hard worker and shows great potential and a passion for learning.However, this student has a big hurdle.Her English is so poor. that it hinders proper delivery of her knowledge whether in spoken or written...
22 May Heather McReynolds
Understanding the New SyllabusHi Lora, the art making forms table requirements refers only to the PP, the exhibition can be in any media, even all in one media if the student chooses. Please refer to the
22 May Lora Sanders
Understanding the New SyllabusHello. I was wondering if the art form table refers to the "Exhibition" part or both the "Exhibition" and the "Process Portfolio". I have a student who wants to submit all Acrylic paintings for her exhibition, but she has used different media...
22 May Heather McReynolds
Artistic AppropriationIm glad you raise this question Kathleen, the Ib has not announced a position on this specifically, ( aside form what is transcribed above in the blue box re: acknowledgements) but I think it should be discussed. Lets start a debate here, hear...
22 May Kathleen Hall
Artistic AppropriationFollowing David Hockney's expose on the use of the Camera Obscura/Camera Lucida by famous artists such as Caravaggio, there are many debates as to the "purity" or "authenticity" of a work of art if it has been projected on a canvas then painted....
9 May Melanie Cobham
Part 1,The Comparative StudyThat's amazing news, thank you very much!!!