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May 2016 Subject Report Summary 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 marking session with relevant comments on the material submitted... more
Summer IB Art Immersion 26 April 2016
its happening agian this summer.....What happens when you try to compress an IB art program into 2 intense weeks? Well, we've had a go at it and it was an amazing experience for all, myself included.... more
Attitudes toward Beauty 16 January 2016
Like others in the arts, I often find myself thinking about the word beauty, what it means in art and in the world today. Has beauty been largely forgotten or relegated to an inferior position? (If you... more
Venice Biennale 2015 8 November 2015
Key in Hand, an installation at the Japanese Pavilion, by Chiharu ShiotaThe Key in the Hand, an installation that forges a link between a space made up of keys, yarn, and two boats, and photographs and... more
Skillfull-less 28 September 2015
My ideal of an art school is one where practical, hands on visual skills are taught alongside theory and conceptual thinking, but apparently this is a rarity. The general trend in art colleges these days... more
A Good Read: the Visual Arts Extended Essay 27 March 2015
A stack of extended essays is piled high on my desk..this is my reading this month. I try to pace myself, reading only a few each day so that my approach remains fresh and curious.Although there are inevitably... more
The Mystery of Creativity 27 December 2014
At this time of year, when the nights are long and my work obligations are less, I am able to spend more time in my painting studio. In theory, this should mean that I'm enjoying full creative flow, churning... more
Two curriculums at once? 26 August 2014
This year is an especially challenging one for IB Art teachers with year 2 students still following the old curriculum guide and year 1 students starting with the new guide. Does this mean we have to... more
Post Exam Reflections 17 May 2014
Yet another exam session is over and now all you can do is wait until July to get those results! In the meantime, let's consider some of the overall issues and problems encountered by students... more