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The RPPF21 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

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

Thematic Threads27 May 2018

This activity helps year 1 students to investigate a topic or theme through looking at images from art history. See Finding a Focus for more about developing individual directions.This is a fun way to... more

Open Ended Assignments20 May 2018

Our students need guidance, but how can we give them structured assignments that really encourage independent solutions? By assigning tasks that create approximately the same result, you will have a pretty... more

Supervising an Extended Essay6 May 2018

As a Visual Arts teacher you will most likely be asked to supervise a number of Visual Arts EEs, from as few as one to as many as six or seven essays. Supervisors are expected to spend between three and... more

The Extended Essay Format 6 May 2018

All extended essays are uploaded and submitted on IBISThe submission procedure is similar to that of TOK essays, the supervisor / coordinator verifies authenticity ( checks for academic honesty and signs... more

Visual Arts EE Topics6 May 2018

Here are some examples of (successful) real student essays.The initial topic area is developed into a focused research question and an approach to research is determined, followed by a brief evaluation... more