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Meaningful contentThis Standard Level Exhibition is a fine example of a focused and coherent body of work that asks the question, where are we going? both with regards to the social and economic situation in her home country, Greece, and as humans in general.Visual approachesLucia uses a variety of visual approaches and media to address her chosen topic: oil painting, photography, laser-cutter etchings,...
A Comparative Study that looks at political resistancein 3 artworks that focus on different aspects of social injustice.This Higher level CS By Sophie Holstein received full marks, 42 /42. In it she investigates the line between art and vandalism, critical commentary and public response, analyzing and comparing works by Banksy, Basquiat, and JR.Many thanks to her teacher Rachel Kirby at UWCCR.A Comparative...
Developing meaningful studio workwith linking or progressive relationships developed through sustained investigationFinding focusCreating work for the exhibition that pivots around linking ideas, concepts, questions, images is quite different from presenting a series of teacher led assignments and will certainly be more likely lead to an interesting and Coherent Body of Work. One-off assignments,...
Listen, Sound Art is having a momentSound is materially invisible but very visceral and emotive. It can define a space at the same time as it triggers a memory -Susan PhilipszSound Art is Art which uses sound both as its medium (what it is made out of) and as its subject (what it is about) -Tate art terms.Interested in discussing the role of Sound in IB Art? Check out page Sound in IB Art and add...
What matters?There are 5 assessed criteria, with the addition of one more for HL (F). These criteria address the areas of learning within this component that are expected of the student: critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze, interpret, evaluate, and compare, using art language, research and personal insight.The formal requirements of the CS taskStandard Level: 10-15 screensHigher Level:...
Teach basic visual skills through drawingI like to begin a course by introducing awareness of visual elements, qualities and attributes through drawing. I find this lays a good foundation for further exploration in any media and helps those students who never had any formal drawing instruction.Students become aware of the variation of surface, line, mark making, space, composition, composition and...
At last, a SL Process Portfolio for the gallery!Thanks to Lucie Wiedemann at the International School of Augsburg for sharing this exciting work by her student Stefanie. Stefanie's portfolio shows deep engagement with the processes and the ideas she is exploring. It takes us on on a journey through her development that feels both coherent and adventurous.Above, a page (screen) that addresses so...
From the ground upA starting unit designed for year 1 students coming from different skill levels and degrees of preparation. This Unit focuses on building the basic drawing skills and vocabulary that students will use throughout the course, and lays the ground for visual analysis required of the Comparative Study task . Art making skills ( practical), and art thinking skills (conceptual) are addressed...
Performance pleaseI am pleased to share this fine example of a Standard Level Comparative Study that received 30/30 points! Thanks to Ruby and her teacher Rachel Kirby at at UWC Costa Rica.How do you discuss Performance art?This CS focuses on examples of Performance Art, which presents a different set of challenges and vocabulary to address the required CS Assessment criteria. Ruby does this very...
What do those numbers on the assessment criteria charts add up to in actual 1-7 grades? Grade boundaries are the cut off points established for each mark band, ie points needed to reach a 7. The boundaries for each component at higher and standard level are set during the grade award meetings for each examination session. Each year the grade boundaries are published with exam results, occasionally...
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
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...
An amazing source of information. Whenever I have a question I look here first and usually find exactly what I am looking for, it is so well organised and easy to navigate. Don't know what I would have done without it this year, my first year teaching...
7 Oct irina Milenkaya
The Comparative StudyThank you Heather! Its a great support of yours!
6 Oct Heather McReynolds
Comparative Study ExamplesHi Amy, the recommended font size is 12 point , and font type should be kept simple, easy to read.
6 Oct Amy Rowe
Comparative Study ExamplesHi, My apologies, as I am sure I have asked this before, but is there a certain font type pupils must use and/or font size? Thanks, Amy
6 Oct Heather McReynolds
Exhibition GalleryHeba, in the case of work that is directly referential to another artist this must be cited in the accompanying exhibition text. just a note: if the work is strongly derivative would it perhaps be better as a critical investigation in the...
6 Oct emma butler
Interpretive FrameworksThis is a really great resource, Thank you
5 Oct Heba Salem
Exhibition GalleryHeba Salem30 September 2019 - 06:30 Hello Heather, One of my student's exhibition piece is inspired by a digital artist. Both of the students work and the artists work is visually similar. The artist piece shows a mans arm with Arabic calligraphy...
2 Oct Heather McReynolds
Stefanie, Process Portfolio SLIve seen many examples where the student is shown working, in performance based work and in other media. I dont think its a problem.
2 Oct Heather McReynolds
The Comparative StudyHi Irna, I understand your concern that the cultural contexts may be similar, but the student can present the work, acknowledging that it is from artists of the same nationality but emphasize the different art historical contexts of these...
2 Oct Stephen Jones
Stefanie, Process Portfolio SLI might be worrying too much, but is there any problem with the student's face being shown in some photos included in the PP? I have one student who wants to show herself working on construction of the artworks. Most of the samples I've seen...
1 Oct irina Milenkaya
The Comparative StudyDear Heather, I had received recently from a student a very interesting comparative study on portrait by Henrik Uldalen, Francis Bacon and blood sculptural portrait by Mark Quinn. Student overlooked the fact that Francis Bacon and Mark Quinn...
30 Sep Christina Rich
Postcard Secrets ExhibitionHi Amy, it would be lovely to collaborate! For this exhibition we don't tend to set up a theme, the Postcard format is the theme and we want to achieve a wide participation. We are going to run the Secrets exhibition again this November. Would...
30 Sep Heather McReynolds
CS, HL ConnectionsNo penalties, examiners are instructed not to read beyond the maximum slides, so these slides might not get seen ;(