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Pinhole Camera Photographyfree18 August 2019

We are fortunate here at La Vigna Art Studios that students work with an excellent photographer, Alessandra Capodacqua, who specializes in lens-less camera techniques. We recently had a workshop on building... more

Starting Strategies free15 August 2019

Most students need help getting started and its that much easier with a specific task or assignment An Open Ended Assignment is one in which students begin with a specific set of guidelines that allow... more

Back to Schoolfree15 August 2019

When I was a new IB art teacher back in '94 I dutifully photocopied all the assessment criteria and presented my already overwhelmed students with stacks of dry, complicated, wordy IB Art assessment criteria... more

Documenting Process9 August 2019

Making art is a continuously changing and evolving process. Its a good idea to get in the habit of photographing work at different stages throughout the process.This documentation can then be used as... more

Cultural Comparison9 August 2019

“investigate the art and artifacts of two different traditions (one familiar and“ one unfamiliar to the student), as preparation for a comparative study of these works with reference to their cultural... more

Richard Serra's Verbs6 August 2019

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

Uncovering Bigger Ideasfree5 August 2019

with linking or progressive relationships developed through sustained investigationCreating work for the exhibition that pivots around linking ideas, concepts, questions, images is quite different from... more

Teaching Visual Skillsfree5 August 2019

If you are lucky most of your students will have a solid background in skills and techniques gained in pre IB years, but there will also be those who have had no previous artistic experience. It is vital... more

Student Access 4 August 2019

This website is primarily for IB art teachers but the aim of all of us is to enable our students to realise their full potential and gain as high a mark as possible in art for their IB Diploma. more

Creating Student Accounts 4 August 2019

Beneath your name on the home page you will see 'My account' and 'Student access'.My fellow site author Geoff Neuss has created a very useful step by step guide to student access... only he writes the... more