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Top ScoreThanks to Joanna and her teacher Rachel Kirby at UWC Costa Rica for sharing this very engaging process portfolio. Joanna received 34 out of 34 for this portfolio, full marks! Even though she got a 5 on her CS her overall grade for IB was a 7, well done Joanna! You can look at the PP screens in the slideshow below.Slideshow of Joanna's Portfolioclick on each image to see larger picture...
Teachers work very hard, so don't forget to nourish your inner artist!At this time of year you are probably focused on getting your students to successfully complete their work, document it, hang a spectacular exhibition, upload everything, check it all, and then when it’s all done, collapse, or.…. give yourself a well earned treat: come to Italy for a workshop!Picture this: walking...
Mark Rothko was an art teacher tooHe taught art for over 20 years at the Brooklyn Jewish Center to kindergarteners through 8th graders— his students didnt think of him as an avant-garde superstar, he was just “Rothkie".I recommend you read this article on artsy, How to teach art to kids, the source of information for this post. I'll summarize it briefly here, and consider how...
The relationship between cinema and paintingThis page includes fun, visual resources with videos and links for students and teachers interested in the relationship between film and painting. We will look at both examples of film inspiring painting today, and vice versa, painting inspiring cinema, now and in the past.As more students are choosing to analyze film stills in their Comparative Studies,...
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...
This activity helps year 1 students to investigate a topic or theme through looking at images from art history. See Finding a Focus for more about developing individual directions.Different artist's takes on a subjectThis is a fun way to explore how different artists approach the same topic, and how history and culture play a role in this.What this exercise teachesintroduces a range of new artistsreinforces...
Similarities and differencesArt teachers have always taught how to compare and contrast artworks long before the CS was a requirement. This page looks at how to teach visual analysis in general but can also be used as practice in developing these skills for the The Comparative StudyA comparison naturally involves recognizing both similarities and differences. To start with, choose two works to compare...
When the Comparative Study leads the student to artistic discoveries Margherita's Comparative Study is a beautiful example of how a CS can really influence and support the development of the student artist. The artists that she chose to investigate for her CS, Patrick van Caeckenbergh, Ricardo Brey, and Marc Dion, all have very relevant relationships to her own artwork, her thematic interest in...
Culture as key to understandingEncouraging awareness and understanding of culture, ones own, as well as others, is at the core of the IB philosophy. There are many teaching ideas and topics relating to culture in art practice, and the issues of historical and cultural context when considering an artwork. The Comparative Study is a task that requires students to carefully consider the cultural significance...
In the Comparative Study, one of the assessed criteria, Criterion B. Interpreting Function and Purpose may be new or confusing for some students. This page interprets function and purpose and offers some practical teaching activities.Can you sit on it?Function and purpose is a way of understnading the artists intentions or another way of saying, what is it made for?Some art works have a very clear...
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
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...
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...
6 January 2019
At this time of year you are probably focused on getting your students to successfully complete their work, document it, hang a spectacular... more
21 Jan Nicolina Rea
Artist Teacher WorkshopHi Heather, I know that in the past you would run workshops for IB students. Do you have any this summer? Nicolina
19 Jan Heather McReynolds
The IB Art Exhibition...info for schoolsHi Erika, i think the information you need is on these two pages, then let me know if it is still not clear the work submitted must also be the work exhibited
18 Jan Erika Hibbert
The IB Art Exhibition...info for schoolsHi There Can you help me understand the exhibition requirements more clearly, please? If a student makes 11 exhibition screens accompanied by artist statements, do all those works have to appear in the exhibition itself? or could a student...
18 Jan Heather McReynolds
E submission Process PortfolioYes Ina,Working on an A3 size paper definitely allows for more content...and examiners do zoom in. ;)
17 Jan Ina Berenger
E submission Process PortfolioHi Heather, I have the same question like Jessica. When you use a 12pt font size, there is so little space on each screen. Could they work on an A3 instead of an A4, as long as the overall max of 20 MB is not exceeded? Do evaluators take the...
17 Jan Heather McReynolds
Referencing and Citing SourcesHi Fiona, I dont see why not, although that is a lot of citations!
17 Jan Fiona Stewart
Referencing and Citing SourcesHi Heather, Can the citations for the CS be longer than one page? Best, Fiona
17 Jan Heather McReynolds
E submission for ExhibitionHi Doug, not changed, supporting images can be labelled the same as main image, copy and paste
17 Jan Doug Lewis
E submission for ExhibitionHi Heather, how are the supporting images supposed to be labeled? Has that changed?
16 Jan Sharon Moore
Regina, Exhibition HLSorry I didnt reply earlier I have been in Hospital ! all good now
16 Jan Sharon Moore
Regina, Exhibition HLYes a 7 She got a 7 in all 3 components
16 Jan Heather McReynolds
Highlights of Subject Report 2017incorrect subject specific vocabulary reflects lack of understanding, so yes it will affect assessment to a small degree. ( criterion E)