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The RPPFfree22 July 2018

In the EE/RPPF, the Extended Essay Reflections on Planning and Progress Form, candidates undertake three reflection sessions with their supervisors: one early on, one interim, and the final viva voce.... more

Inside the Studiofree15 July 2018

Being able to enter the inner sanctum of an artist's studio rates up there with attending a top exhibition in my books, each studio a window into the unique personality and working process of the artist.... more

Sample Extended Essays14 July 2018

Research QuestionThis EE looks at the works of Peter Paul Rubens, Jenny Saville and Willem De Kooning, and explores this Research Question:“Flesh is the reason oil painting was invented” To what... more

Mark Making13 July 2018

Drawing sessions for loosening up, for enjoying the abstract nature of drawing and finding beauty in awkward gestural marks.There is something to be said for drawing exercises that do not have as their... more

Research Methods EE 7 July 2018

Gather information first from a wide range of sources, then begin to sift it into some order and shape. You can't begin to write until you have amassed a sufficient amount of information. more

Artists' Sketchbooks and Studios 7 July 2018

This section is not specifically about the Visual Journal but a chance to look at some artists sketchbooks past and present, and visit the page Inside the Studio. These depositories of the inner life... more

Visiting Artists26 June 2018

Find an artist/artisanThere are artists working in every community, city, town, village, and remote mountainside, no matter where you live.Widen your definition of artist to include artisans working in... more

CAF (Coursework Authentification Form)19 June 2018

The IB has introduced a coursework authentification form for all DP subjects. On the form for Visual Arts "6VACAF", the teacher records three interactions with each student at various stages of thier... more

Summer CS Research18 June 2018

Send your mid IB students off with some summer homework that will give the Comparative Study an extra boost.Summer holidays are an opportune time for students to visit museums, galleries, or artist studios... more

CS Guiding Template18 June 2018

In response to teacher requests I have created a basic power point template for the digital presentation of the Comparative Study. The slideshow has instructions for content on each screen addressing... more