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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...
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,...
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:...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
I love this web site. It's helping me greatly in my classes . Heather is a huge guide. I'm very grateful.
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...
22 Oct Heather McReynolds
CS Assessmenthmmm, would it be a still of the animation as the art work being analyzed? Technically I suppose this is possible although I dont recommend... t If your student is really set on this idea then she could explore various animation styles from...
22 Oct Heather McReynolds
E submission Process PortfolioHi Jeanie, it was posted on IBIS where you upload and submit student work. However the general consensus is too keep files smaller if possibile as it presented some problems, i.e.super long upload times
22 Oct Kymberley Bottomley
CS AssessmentHi Heather, A student wants to use a Ghibli Studio film for the CS as one of the 'artworks' can he? I can't seem to find any information about this. Thanks Kym
22 Oct Jeanie Merila
E submission Process PortfolioThanks so much for the update on 50MB size for Process Portfolio. Can you tell me where this information was first shared? I just did an IB Cat 3 workshop and no one mentioned it. Thank you.
21 Oct Heather McReynolds
Exhibition AssessmentHi Liza, Im all in favour of this, and I think the way to proceed is to explicitly state in the exhibition text that the sound is the students own voice and that it is an integral part of the piece. Hopefully the examiner will decide to listen....
21 Oct Liza Roos
Exhibition AssessmentHi Heather, one of my students want to create an enveloping sensory installation, including sound. I know that examiners are instructed to turn to sound off because of authentication. But what if it is the student speaking? Is there a way to...
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...