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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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Marking studio work in progress Are you finding it difficult to grade student studio work during the course using the full Exhibition Assessment Criteria ? Well, no surprise, those criteria are aimed at the overall Exhibition, including the Curatorial Rationale, and they don't translate necessarily to individual studio pieces made along the way. By teacher request I have designed a rubric...
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 Nov Heather McReynolds
The Comparative Studythats fine Steve, its not the students artwork assessed in the CS but the connections made, so naturally that work can be included in the Pp and the exhibition
24 Nov Heather McReynolds
Inspired Teachingabsolutely! If you dont feed yourself how can you give to your students?
24 Nov Steve Lewis
The Comparative StudyHi Heather, Just checking... the HL student artwork influenced by the artists included in the CS is allowed to be in the PP and the Exhibition, or? Thanks, Steve
24 Nov Karen Teal
Inspired TeachingI have been teaching 31 years and running on empty at the minute ....drained....planning and preparation for classes and students and giving extra all the time as we all do... .....the questions above have made me think we also need to feed...
23 Nov Heather McReynolds
The Exhibitionpainting on found object ( chair) ?
22 Nov Heba Yosri
The ExhibitionHi Heather, My student did a piece for the exhibition, it's painting on a wooden chair. I know that it goes under the 2D forms, but i need to know how to reference the chair? Thank you
22 Nov Heba Yosri
The Comparative StudyHi Heather, My student did an interview with one of the artists and she had chosen one of his pieces for the CS, could she add a photo for her interview as an evidence to be attached to the function and purpose screens for example? Thank you
21 Nov Victoria Wreden-Sadeq
CS Assessment Descriptors for StudentsHello Heather - For the CS Criteria mark band F-students make connection with their own work. It states using Analysis might be evident through drawing and other visual means as well as text, can they use their OWN work in the CS? It is a bit...
20 Nov Heather McReynolds
Secondary SourcesHi Emma, she just needs to state that the collage is made of images sourced from the internet in the exhibition text. Magazine pics arent much different!
20 Nov emma porter
Secondary SourcesDear Heather, I have a student that wants to use images from the internet to create a montage around her figurative painting as part of an exhibition piece. I suggested taking her own pictures, but she wants specific jewelry not obtainable....
17 Nov Heather McReynolds
E submission Process PortfolioYes Laura its true...used in relation to the developmental stages, not as stand alone images ;)
17 Nov Laura Thomson
E submission Process PortfolioHi Heather. Can you confirm if it is true the 'double dipping' rule has been removed and images of exhibition work can now be used in the Process Portfolio. Many thanks.