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Mapping a Course Outline free31 July 2019

You are the captain of your very particular IB Visual Arts ship, whatever kind of vessel that is. There is no one size fits all model, but there are outlines and planners to help steer your course. These... more

Assessment 26 July 2019

all the basic assessment info on one sheet, handy for teachers. Download or print here IB Visual Arts Assessment Guide one pageIf you are looking for a detailed breakdown of the assessment criteria with... more

Process Portfolio Gallery26 July 2019

In this section you will find examples of students' Process Portfolio screens. A selection of screens per student will be available to view, not the entire submission. This is to protect students form... more

Stefanie, Process Portfolio SL24 July 2019

Thanks to Lucie Wiedemann at the International School of Augsburg for sharing this exciting work by her student Stefanie. Stefanie's portfolio shows deep engagement with the processes and the ideas she... more

Originality of Student Work 15 July 2019

"Originality" in this case refers to authenticity, not creativity. The importance of the process and the crafting is integral to the work that is presented for the final exhibition, therefor IB Art students... more

Grade Boundaries10 July 2019

What do those numbers on the assessment criteria charts add up to in actual 1-7 grades? Grade boundaries are the cut off points established for each mark band, ie points needed to reach a 7. The boundaries... more

Teaching to Think Creatively7 July 2019

What is the most important thing about art education?Art teachers teach many things, among them composition, drawing skills, manipulation of materials and techniques, art history and understanding cultural... more

Summer CS Research6 July 2019

Send your mid IB students off with some summer homework that will give the Comparative Study an extra boost.Summer holidays are an opportune time for students to visit museums, galleries, or artist studios... more

Mid IB Summer Assignments6 July 2019

Begin year 2 with clear ideas and a sense of personal direction, ready to work towards a coherent exhibition.Mid IBDP summer is a critical moment for art students. They have completed the first year... more

Mindmapping 29 June 2019

Mindmaps can be very useful in many occasions, particularly when a student is having trouble thinking broadly and seeing connections. It is a way of developing ideas... more