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Ethical Expression3 November 2018

In light of the recently clarified VA guidelines (below) for students artwork dealing with sensitive topics I thought a page on this topic might be of interest. The material on this page lends itself... more

Fashion Design31 October 2018

Many female, and some male students express an interest in fashion. However, there is a need for them to acquire some background and become informed if they wish to develop original thinking in this field.... more

Art Glossaries20 October 2018

Use of subject specific language is an assessed criteria for both the CS and PP, so lets get our students' using art vocabulary daily, both in writing and speaking about art. Go to Building Art Vocabulary... more

Enrico, CS HL19 October 2018

Enrico deepened his knowledge of the feminist art movement of the 1970s while researching for his Comparative Study. This research proved to be a key influence on his developing a body of work around... more

Unit Planning14 October 2018

Unit plans are an integral part of the MYP process and your school may require you to produce them for the Diploma programme. Unit plans are covered in pages 30-32 in Approaches to Teaching and Learning. more

EE Example Beti29 September 2018

"How are different demographics persuaded by visual ambiguity in the design of advertisements?" ( RQ)This A awarded essay takes a psychological angle on visual ambiguity, and through the analysis of advertisements... more

Sophie, Process Portfolio, HL20 September 2018

You may have already seen Sophie's phenomenal studio work in Sophie, Exhibition HL , now you can see some of her process thinking as well as her experiments with techniques and materials, including film,... more

EE Example Ellisive 18 September 2018

"To what extent is it evident that the tradition of Japanese woodblock print influenced the artistic activities of Nikolai Astrup?" ( Research Question)In this extended essay that received an A, Ellisive... more

Sample Extended Essays13 September 2018

Use this resource to get a sense of what examiners are looking for, and to share good practice with your students. Please be aware that this is students copyrighted material and must be treated with respect. more

EE Example Victoria13 September 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