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E submission Process Portfolio12 November 2019

The Process Portfolio is digitally uploaded on IBIS where it is assessed by an external examiner. Last date for uploading PP is April 30 (October 30 for schools in southern hemisphere) For general submission... more

Sound in Contemporary Artfree12 November 2019

Sound is materially invisible but very visceral and emotive. It can define a space at the same time as it triggers a memory -Susan PhilipszSound Art is Art which uses sound both as its medium (what it... more

Choosing Artworksfree8 November 2019

Tips for students in making appropriate selections. A great Comparative Study starts with a great selection of pieces.The requirements:Your choice of artworks might be inspired by a TOK question or an... more

Comparing Cultural Contexts 4 November 2019

Building Skills for the CS, specifically Criterion C. Analysis & evaluation of cultural significance“investigate the cultural and historical significance of art works from different traditions (different... more

Comparing Cultural Contexts 4 November 2019

Building Skills for the CS, specifically Criterion C. Analysis & evaluation of cultural significanceinvestigate the cultural and historical significance of art works from different traditions (different... more

Skills for CS31 October 2019

Gradually introduce the skills required to write a good comparative studyIf your students are used to analyzing artworks and writing comparisons already then this will be a peach. Many teachers have expressed... more

Betye Saar31 October 2019

A long awaited exhibition of the 93 year old African American artist Betye Saar is on now through January 4th 2020, at MOMA the Museum of Modern Art in New York. I think it may be of interest to both... more

Comparative Study Gallery20 October 2019

In this section you will find a range of examples of students' comparative studies. I have chosen to showcase aspirational studies, mostly 7s and a few 6s, that explore a variety of topics with different... more

Lucia, Exhibition SL14 October 2019

This Standard Level Exhibition is a fine example of a focused and coherent body of work that asks the question, where are we going? both with regards to the social and economic situation in her home country,... more

Exhibition Gallery12 October 2019

In this section you will find slideshows of students' exhibition photos with texts and extracts from their Curatorial Rationale.For each student represented a selection of studio work is shown, not the... more