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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...
All art work submitted for assessment should be made by the student"Originality" in this case refers to authenticity, not creativity. The importance of the process and the crafting is integral to the work that is presented for the final exhibition, therefor IB Art students must make their art work themselves. When students enlist the help of technicians in building supports, plinths, frames...
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...
Imagine art education that prepares students for lives of not knowingWhat is the most important thing about art education?Art teachers teach many things, among them composition, drawing skills, manipulation of materials and techniques, art history and understanding cultural context, conceptualizing, developing ideas, building on skills, self evaluating... but throughout all of this we are really teaching...
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 neccesary assessment goals and course requirements, while charting your own route across the IB ocean. Enjoy the journey!Sketch out a rough calendarIn...
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...
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! Primary sources...
For The Comparative Study students are asked to identify and analyze the formal qualities of each artwork considered, for assessed criterion A. This is called Visual (or Formal) analysis.criterion A. Identification and analysis of formal qualitiesWhat is Visual Analysis?Visual analysis, also called formal analysis, looks at the formal qualities of an art work, such as pictorial space, form, line,...
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:...
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...
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.
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...
11 Jul Heather McReynolds
Originality of Student WorkHi Hannah, i dont believe this is acceptable for her exhibition, the original artwork must be shown. If she shows photos of work the medium exhibited is a photograph. She can make new work and incorporate the documentation of older pieces into...
11 Jul Heather McReynolds
The ExhibitionTina, IB VA students must make the art work themselves, of course assistance with a frame or support or display is OK if stated, see page on originality
11 Jul Hannah Bonner
Originality of Student WorkHi,we have a year 2 student joining us next September, halfway through the course. She could not travel with all her work but has photos of pieces completed and a process portfolio. Will these photos be acceptable within her final exhibition...
10 Jul Tina Ortiz
The ExhibitionHi Heather, Maybe I've missed this information, but are there any requirements from the IB as to how much of the artwork a student needs to make him or herself? I know Design students are allowed to outsource their work, for example. What about...
10 Jul Heather McReynolds
Grade BoundariesYes they are the same as last year
10 Jul Jane Thomas
Grade BoundariesHi, thanks for responding. Found them and they are the same.
9 Jul Heather McReynolds
CS Assessment Rubric for StudentsYes this is ok. They should always use the formal elements of art to analyze all images
9 Jul Heba Salem
CS Assessment Rubric for StudentsHello Heather, please advice, my student compared photography images and used formal elements of art to analyze them instead of photography visual elements is this acceptable?
8 Jul Heather McReynolds
Grade BoundariesHi Jane, Ive sent in a query to IBO for updated 2019 grade boundaries but it is unlikely the will have changed much. Will post as soon as I get a response.
7 Jul Jane Thomas
Grade BoundariesHi, Have the Grade Boundaries been altered for 2019? Where can I find these? Thanks
1 Jul Heather McReynolds
Navigating this SiteHi Ina and welcome! I can confirm that this year IB changed the accepted file size from 30 to 50 MB for both the CS and the PP, although some teachers say it loads too slowly and do not recommend. see this page -
29 Jun Ina Bharadwaj
Navigating this Sitehello!i am new to this site and IB. Can you clarify for submission of cs and pp is it 50mb or 20mb? Also my student has made a cs on self portrait. For her own work connecting to Artists work,can she make an Artwork based on her self portrait??