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  • 20 Feb Heather McReynolds
    Documenting Artwork
    As far as i know there is nothing stating that they cant do this, as long as the photos a true records of how the work actually appears! ( and dont see why it should be cited either)
  • 20 Feb Heather McReynolds
    The Comparative Study
    Renante, an exhibtion piece may be included in all three components because it serves a different function in each case- be sure to label it as "own work in exhibition" (title, medium, size)
  • 20 Feb Heather McReynolds
    CAF (Coursework Authentification Form)
    Hi Raju - im afraid the real forms are confidential, but as you can see ive done a mock for you on this page
  • Hi Heather I too was wondering if there is an example of a fully completed form which will help me.Then I was the same request asked by some on. Thanks
  • 19 Feb John Hawke
    Documenting Artwork
    It is allowed isn´t it for students to have their work professionally documented? In this case, should the photographer be cited somewhere?
  • 19 Feb Renante Sison
    The Comparative Study
    Hi Heather, just to clarify the issue on double dipping. Could students include their final piece on CS, PP and Exhibition? Thanks!
  • 18 Feb Christine Pritchard
    The Comparative Study
    Dear Heather, Just to confirm, does the CS title page count within the slide count? Thank you,
  • 17 Feb RAJU DUBE
    Process Portfolio
    Okayyy, thank you
  • 16 Feb Heather McReynolds
    Process Portfolio
    Raju, nothing is too simple, its the quality of the exploration, refer to the assessment criteria PP
  • 16 Feb RAJU DUBE
    Process Portfolio
    Hi Heather, is it a good idea to include a study on watercolors and acrylic in the PP or is it too simple?
  • 15 Feb Heather McReynolds
    Choosing Artworks
    Hi Chrissa, no problem with using the same medium...re: different cultural contexts: i advise students to make a strong case for the different cultural backgrounds ( not styles) when there is any doubt that they might seem too similar....if...
  • 14 Feb Ann Forget
    Art Making Forms Requirements
    Very helpful! Thank you