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Collage!10 December 2017

Collage is a personal favorite of mine and a great medium for low budget art rooms. Revisit this medium with your students and discover new artists and ways of making collage, enrich the Process Portfolio,... more

Collaborative Projects3 December 2017

Collaborative projects may make interesting material for the PP, but if the students wish to use the piece in their exhibition, then they must be able to demonstrate clearly which part of the work is... more

African American Quilting26 November 2017

Quilting is generally thought of as a form of textile craft. This page looks at some examples from the rich African American tradition of quilting and how some quilts are an art form in their own right.... more

Cultural and Geographic Focusfree13 November 2017

Our notion of art is primarily taught from a Western, European perspective. These pages are an invitation to explore the rich variety of art forms that arise specific to place and culture throughout our... more

Is Fashion Modern?22 October 2017

The new exhibition at MOMA entitled Is Fashion Modern? gives those students interested in fashion an intelligent, comprehensive overview of iconic moments in fashion in the 20th and 21st century, providing... more

Cultural Threads 7 October 2017

Textiles are not seen too frequently seen in IB art portfolios, yet this is a fantastic, accessible, culturally rich art form. If you have any interest in textiles yourself why not get your students involved... more

Margherita CS HL30 September 2017

Margherita's Comparative Study is a beautiful example of how a CS can really influence and support the development of the student artist.The artists that she chose to investigate for her CS, Patrick van... more

Margherita, HL Exhibitionfree24 September 2017

It gives me particular pleasure to showcase Margherita's work here. She was a student of my dear friend and estimed colleague Nicola Shears, and she came to my summer IB art course at la Vigna Art Studios... more

Gallery Activities2 September 2017

Museum and gallery visits help generate meaningful work Field trips and exhibition visits can be a rich source of material for the Comparative Study, Critical Investigation for the Process Portfolio and... more

Art School Portfolios2 September 2017

A good digital portfolio can be used for many things besides the IB assessment, such as applications to art school and other opportunities.A good portfolio shows the students technical skills as well... more