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Secondary Sources free14 May 2019

The teacher is the most important source of information without a doubt, and the teacher's knowledge will be the single most useful resource the students have available. However, not all teachers have... more

Choosing Artworksfree13 May 2019

Choose your artworks for the Comparative study bearing in mind the availability of appropriate resources, the marking criteria and the requirements of the task:Your choice of artworks might be inspired... more

Visual Arts in Education28 April 2019

The study of visual art, its processes and ideas, is a journey that offers rewards beyond the creation of art itself. Art requires that we find new ways of thinking and looking at the world, and in doing... more

Richard Serra's Verbs28 April 2019

For the more experimental minded, try this exercise in lateral thinking: In the mid-1960s Serra began experimenting with nontraditional materials including fiberglass, neon, vulcanized rubber, and, later,... more

Teaching to Think Creatively28 April 2019

What is the most important thing about art education?Art teachers teach many things, among them composition, drawing skills, manipulation of materials and techniques, art history and understanding cultural... more

Regina, Exhibition HL28 April 2019

The lure of verisimilitudeMany students try to make realistic drawings based on photographs, which more often than not result in stiff, lifeless "copies". I always encourage drawing from life rather... more

Joanna, Process Portfolio HLfree28 April 2019

Thanks 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... more

Zere, CS HL28 April 2019

This example of an organized and articulate Comparative Study earned Zere a 7. She was motivated by her interest in photography and by her own cultural experiences as a female in the middle east, to... more

Elodie, Comparative Study, HL28 April 2019

an interesting premise for a comparison...Thanks to Julien Guibreteau for sharing Elodie's work with us. Her mark was 32 out of 42 , which makes it a 6. ( see Grade Boundaries ). I think it is a very... more

Agata, CS HLfree28 April 2019

This is a fine example of a Comparative study that received a 7. Agata looks at a selection of artworks by two artists from different cultural contexts, Katarina Fritsch and Anish Kapoor, making relevant... more