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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...

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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...

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Artist Teacher Workshop

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

Highlights of Subject Report 2017

9 February 2018

Each year, about 8 months after exams, a subject report is published by IBO, compiled from examiner comments and feedback and recorded in a... more

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  • 21 Jan Nicolina Rea
    Artist Teacher Workshop
    Hi 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 schools
    Hi 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
  • Hi 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 Portfolio
    Yes Ina,Working on an A3 size paper definitely allows for more content...and examiners do zoom in. ;)
  • 17 Jan Ina Berenger
    E submission Process Portfolio
    Hi 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 Sources
    Hi Fiona, I dont see why not, although that is a lot of citations!
  • 17 Jan Fiona Stewart
    Referencing and Citing Sources
    Hi Heather, Can the citations for the CS be longer than one page? Best, Fiona
  • 17 Jan Heather McReynolds
    E submission for Exhibition
    Hi Doug, not changed, supporting images can be labelled the same as main image, copy and paste
  • 17 Jan Doug Lewis
    E submission for Exhibition
    Hi Heather, how are the supporting images supposed to be labeled? Has that changed?
  • 16 Jan Sharon Moore
    Regina, Exhibition HL
    Sorry I didnt reply earlier I have been in Hospital ! all good now
  • 16 Jan Sharon Moore
    Regina, Exhibition HL
    Yes a 7 She got a 7 in all 3 components
  • 16 Jan Heather McReynolds
    Highlights of Subject Report 2017
    incorrect subject specific vocabulary reflects lack of understanding, so yes it will affect assessment to a small degree. ( criterion E)