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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

Stephen Davidson, Léman International School, China

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...

Xanthipi Abel, Sturgis Charter School, USA

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...

Vanessa Darley, Fleming College, Peru

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  • 13 Nov Revanasiddeshwar Sheelvanth Yadgiri
    Sound in IB Art
    I will not agree with sound and performing art is a Visual Art and its not good for IB Visual Arts. I have seen many of my friend artists do the performing art and stopped drawing, painting, sculpting, installation art, etc which is not at...
  • 12 Nov Heather McReynolds
    Sound in Contemporary Art
    Hi Lydia, interesting point, but I think it depends on the use of sound in the installation, is it used as a formal quality, i.e. pure sound as in pure color, or is it linked to the function and purpose, i.e. adding layers of meaning to the...
  • 11 Nov Lydia Regalado
    Sound in Contemporary Art
    Hi, How would a student write about the sound created in a contemporary installation for the comparative study? Should they say that it is a formal element?
  • 10 Nov Heather McReynolds
    The Comparative Study
    Hi Kimberly, A Minimum of 3 artworks is required- he could do more, but it is more work as you rightly point out. Maybe he could mention the 8 views but choose 1 or 2 of them to analyze instead of all 8.
  • 10 Nov Kymberley Bottomley
    The Comparative Study
    Hi Heather, can you please lend me your experience. A student has just submitted their CS draft to me and despite numerous discussions, check ins about which artists and art he will write about he has surprised me with 1 Van Gogh (ok), 1 Hiroshige...
  • 9 Nov Rachael Huddleston
    CS Assessment
    Thanks, Heather.
  • 8 Nov Heather McReynolds
    CS Assessment
    its Ok to use a film still, and there are plenty of sources on Tabiamo's work for research.
  • 8 Nov Heather McReynolds
    Exhibition Assessment
    tripod is a good solution :)
  • 8 Nov Heather McReynolds
    The Exhibition
    Hi Greg, I think this might pose a problem in terms of originality and use of copyrighted material: i would stick with his own original content just to be sure.
  • 8 Nov Heather McReynolds
    Highlights of Subject Report 2017
    You can find the last subject report in the February 2018 coordinator notes
  • 8 Nov Krista Baker
    Exhibition Assessment
    Hello! I have a student who has an idea for his exhibition work to be photography of himself. He wants to design the composition...any photography settings (lighting, aperture, composition, white balance, etc) and he is going to be dressed...
  • 8 Nov Greg Walasek
    The Exhibition
    Hi Heather, I have tried to find this information, but have been unsuccessful so far, hope you can help. My student is creating an installation artwork that involves tv monitors and other sculptural elements. Displayed on the monitors he has...