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Finding a Focus 22 November 2018

Developing continuity is key to creating a body of work that has unity, rather than a collection of unrelated pieces. All you need to do is look at most great artists and how they relentlessly pursued... more

Example HL Rationale22 November 2018

The Curatorial Rationale is a written statement that accompanies each students' art work selection for her final exhibition. It is required for Part 3, The Exhibition. You can find Curatorial Rationales... more

A Coherent Body of Workfree22 November 2018

For the exhibition students present a set of rigorously selected artworks that clearly communicate their artistic intentions. This doesn't mean that the all the works need to address the same subject... more

PP Rubric for Students22 November 2018

The rubric below lays out the 5 PP criteria and describes examples of what each might look like in practice, with a handy column for teacher comments and marks. The rubric was put together by a group... more

Critical Investigation22 November 2018

Process PortfolioCriterion B Critical investigationTo what extent does the portfolio demonstrate the students critical investigation of artist, artworks and artistic genres, communicating a growing awareness... more

Ideas and Intentions in the PP22 November 2018

An important part of the Process Portfolio, criterion C is about showing how your ideas and intentions begin and progress, and how your choice of imagery and techniques/media communicates these ideas. more

Comparing Imagesfree22 November 2018

The pairs of images in the gallery below are especially selected for teaching students to compare and contrast artworks in preparation for The Comparative Study. A comparison is more effective when it... more

Skills for CS22 November 2018

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

CS Guiding Template22 November 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

Art Making Forms Requirements22 November 2018

In order to encourage ample experimentation with a range of techniques and media, there is minimum requirement of art-making forms to be addressed in the Process Portfolio. This exposure to various techniques/media,... more