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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

Stephen Davidson, Léman International School, China

I love this web site. It's helping me greatly in my classes . Heather is a huge guide. I'm very grateful.

Pauline Dubos, American School of Bilbao, Spain

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...

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Student Access

31 August 2017

Jordi and Ruben, the IT wizards at InThinking, have designed a super cool and helpful new tool for teachers and students. The student access... more

May 2016 Subject Report Summary

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

Summer IB Art Immersion

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

Subscriber comments

  • 23 Sep Heather McReynolds
    Student portfolios with Google Sites
    Hi Sally, Elizabeth King ( the author of this post) says this:" I am really keen to get to know the new Google sites. I had two kids upgrade thier websites last year. If you have an older version Google site, Google can automatically update...
  • 22 Sep Heather McReynolds
    Exhibition Gallery
    Hi Jana, I am sorry to hear that, and I agree with the subjectivity of art being a problem for giving numerical grades. It was definitely easier when we interviewed the students ourselves as examiners. If you would like to share her work with...
  • I am interested in having my students create their own Google Sites to document their work this year, but we now have a new updated version of Google Sites. It seems to be more compatible with Google drive now. Does anyone have any tips on...
  • 22 Sep Jana Burianova
    Exhibition Gallery
    Dear Heather, I was a bit disappointed with the evaluation one of my HL student, who made a great progress over two years of IB Art, especially in artistic thinking and a process of art making. She was rated 6 for CS, but only 4 for the Exhibition,...
  • 21 Sep Heather McReynolds
    Sumnima, Process Portfolio HL
    Hi Heba, not sure what you mean by "duplication of work", unless that particular study is already in the CS...then no.
  • 21 Sep Heather McReynolds
    Fashion Design
    Definitely not pornography kathleen! Glad you appreciate the resources, and let me know if you have others to recommend
  • 19 Sep Heba Yosri
    Sumnima, Process Portfolio HL
    Hi Heather, Could the student use one of the screens to show media experimentation and a history study at the same time?or it will be considered a duplication of work?
  • 18 Sep Kathleen Hall
    Fashion Design
    Hi Heather, thank you for the wonderful fashion resources. Just wanted you to know though here in Egypt,The Asian Fashion Journal is blocked. Can you check as it is flagged for "pornography" which I am sure is an error. Thanks! Kathleen
  • 18 Sep phil Gunderson
    Margherita, HL Exhibition
    stunning, hopefully will inspire and inform students how process and outcome can be integrated so imaginatively.
  • 16 Sep Heather McReynolds
    Sophie, Process Portfolio, HL
    Hi Anna, Ive now made it possible to share these pages directly with your students, have you seen the blog post about student access?
  • 15 Sep andrew watson
    Integrating the CS
    Thanks, Heather That makes perfect sense.
  • 14 Sep Heather McReynolds
    Integrating the CS
    My advice Andrew, is to choose artists that they feel strongly connected with or influenced by to start, but if this isnt the case, they could make connections with studio work from year 1 ( remember the art work itself is not assessed but...