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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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The look of the CS is important Your presentation should be visually engaging, interesting to look at, and easy to read. The Comparative Study is not an essay. It is a visual presentation that balances written and visual content; it can include journal pages, handwriting, drawings, diagrams, photos, and text. You can develop your investigation in a word document or in your visual...
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.
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...
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
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
24 Sep Heather McReynolds
Grade BoundariesFurther clarification: The Raw Mark is the mark out of 30 that you gave the candidate for the exhibition component, whereas the Moderated Mark is the mark that the moderator awarded out of 30 for the work submitted in your school's moderation...
23 Sep Heather McReynolds
Student portfolios with Google SitesHi 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 GalleryHi 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...
22 Sep Sally Gilliam
Student portfolios with Google SitesI 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 GalleryDear 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 HLHi 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 DesignDefinitely 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 HLHi 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 DesignHi 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 Exhibitionstunning, hopefully will inspire and inform students how process and outcome can be integrated so imaginatively.
16 Sep Heather McReynolds
Sophie, Process Portfolio, HLHi 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 CSThanks, Heather That makes perfect sense.