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Let the artist tell you their story....What better way to gain insight into an artist, an exhibition, or a hot art topic, than to hear it from the artist? This page offers a curated selection of links to some inspirational art talks available on youtube, TED and other channels.I have selected talks that might be of interest and relevance to Visual Arts students of the IBDP age group, and new ones...
IB CoreThe IB Core refers to the core, or central requirements for all Diploma Programme students, regardless of the subjects chosen. Everyone must complete the core requirements to be awarded a Diploma. On this page you will find an overview of the three core areas with links to relevant pages available to students. The core elements as seen in the IBDP diagram Theory of KnowledgeCreativity, Action...
Begin year 2 with clear ideas and a sense of personal direction, ready to work towards a coherent exhibition.Mid IBDP summer is a critical moment for art students. They have completed the first year of the program with exploration of different art making techniques, ideas and approaches and are beginning to focus on their own individual path.RecommendationsVisit Galleries and Museums! if this...
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 after each examination session. Each year the grade boundaries are published with exam results, occasionally...
Introducing the Comparative StudyThe Comparative Study is an independent, critical and contextual investigation that explores artworks from differing cultural contexts. The CS is one of the 3 assessed components required by the Visual Arts Curriculum and it constitutes 20% of the final mark. It is basically a comparative, analytic investigation that strikes a balance between visual and written. We...
Chart your CourseYou are the captain of your very particular IB Visual Arts ship, whatever kind of vessel that is. There is no one size fits all model, but there are outlines and planners to help steer your course. These planners are to help you meet neccessary assessment goals and course requirements, while charting your own route across the IB ocean. Enjoy the journey!Sketch out a rough calendarIn...
The JourneyThe Process Portfolio, or PP, is 40 % of the final mark and it is the testimony of the student's artistic journey during the course. It is not intended to be of polished, refined, or even resolved work; final work is presented for the Exhibition component of the course. The PP is a collection of carefully selected materials which document the students experimentation, exploration, manipulation...
Are you loosing sleep over unit planning?Unit plans are an integral part of the MYP process and your school may require you to produce them for the Diploma programme. Unit plans are covered in pages 30-32 in Approaches to Teaching and Learning. What is a unit plan?According to the IB "a unit plan is part of the written curriculum and can be defined as a planned study, of various lengths, concluding...
Looking for a framework? A clear structure aides content and helps meet the criteria ContentIn response to teacher requests I have created a basic power point template for the digital presentation of the Comparative Study. The slideshow has instructions for content on each screen addressing specific aspects of the assessment criteria. This framework insures that all of the criteria are fully addressed...
CS Student ExamplesIn this section you will find a range of examples of students' comparative studies. I have chosen to showcase aspirational studies, mostly 7s and a few 6s, that explore a variety of topics with different visual and organizational approaches. These examples come from schools all around the world and Id like to express my thanks to all of you who have shared your finest student...
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
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...
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...
28 Jul Fiona Crawford
Art Terminology Quiz 1Wow!
22 Jul Neha Thakar
Elodie, Comparative Study, HLHello Heather, Thank you very much for your guidance. Regards, Neha
22 Jul Amelia Judd
Grade BoundariesThanks Heather. Hopefully, some more generosity with 7's . I really feel sorry for our students in Melbourne, now 2 years with lockdowns and we are in one again and kids stuck at home when all their work in due soon :(
20 Jul Heather McReynolds
Elodie, Comparative Study, HLA. not at all. B.if the cultural contexts are sufficiently different this should be OK. You might want to share this page with your student
20 Jul Neha Thakar
Elodie, Comparative Study, HLHello Heather, A.Is it compulsory to exhibit CS inspired artworks in the final Exhibition for HL students ? B. Is it allowed to compare Art Nova poster with other two painting in CS for HL students? Regards, Neha
19 Jul Heather McReynolds
Grade Boundariesyes they are. i imagine November boundaries will be similar to May. Thank you Amelia.
19 Jul Amelia Judd
Grade Boundariesthese are very significant changes in the grade boundaries, would you advise using these to determine our predicted grades for the November session? I'm asking around for the SL boundaries, i'll let you know
18 Jul Heather McReynolds
Grade BoundariesI have been looking for them and they dont seem to be published yet on myib, maybe your DP coordinator will have a copy? Please let me know if you locate
18 Jul Amelia Judd
Grade BoundariesHi Heather, Is there the May 2021 SL grade boundaries as well? I've been trying to locate to amend my documents. thanks
15 Jul Heather McReynolds
Visual (formal) AnalysisAnalysis also requires some research if conclusions are to be drawn. Purely observation is more descriptive. I have a new page coming on the difference between description and analysis , stay tuned!
14 Jul Julia Taylor
Visual (formal) AnalysisHeather, thank you for posting these examples on formal analysis. I have a clarifying question: Is this analysis based on a student's own observation of the selected artwork? In other words, should the student also read/research about the...
12 Jul Heather McReynolds
Extended Essay SubmissionAs long as she looks at different paintings yes. And make sure it focuses on visual analysis of the works to support her argument!