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The Formal Elementsfree13 November 2018

The formal elements of art are the basis of visual analysis A visual analysis is a careful consideration of the formal aspects of an artwork. The formal elements comprise important vocabulary for an... more

Theory of Knowldegefree13 November 2018

Theory of Knowledge is a pivotal point of the IBDP model that encourages students to think critically and curiously.In TOK class students examine how we know things, if we are sure we know them, and to... more

Journal Reflectionsfree13 November 2018

Teach students the habit of writing reflectively about art. By regularly investigating the meaning of art and related issues they will develop writing skills, critical thinking skills and learn to use... more

Self-Reflectionfree13 November 2018

To Reflect, Review and Refine is part of developing a growing artistic self awareness and the ability to self reflect, analyze and review own development. It is to ask, How have I developed as an artist? more

Visual Journal13 November 2018

The Journal can be a sketchbook of whatever size you prefer your students to work in; it could also be a series of notebooks of varying sizes, a folder or container ( like a big plastic envelope), or... more

Function and Purposefree13 November 2018

one of the assessed criteria, Criterion B. Interpreting Function and Purpose may be new or confusing for some students. This page interprets function and purpose and offers some practical teaching activities. more

Structuring the CS12 November 2018

It is important to be clear, visual and articulate, making sure to address each assessment criteria at some point in the study.Introduce area of interest and any common theme or concepts that underpin... more

The Comparative Studyfree12 November 2018

The Comparative Study is an independent, critical and contextual investigation that explores artworks from differing cultural contexts. The CS is one of the 3 assessed components required by the Visual... more

The Clock, Christian Marclay 8 November 2018

The Clock, a 24 hour film collagetexTime is indeed of essence for artist and filmaker Christian Marclay. The Clock is a 24 hour film installation made up of thousands of snippets from throughout the history... more

Unit Plan: Exploring Place and Culture8 November 2018

This Unit Plan is based on the teaching material in A Sense of Place. A version for students can be found in my textbook Visual Arts for the IB Diploma, (Cambridge University Press).It is especially designed... more