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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

Grayson Perry 2 September 2017

An exhibition at the British Museum, London 2012 featuring artist Grayson Perry.When I saw this show recently I was struck by how relevant it is to the teaching of art and culture in the IB Art course.... more

Waste Not Want Not2 September 2017

I would show this work to students when introducing an installation project, or to any student working with COLLECTING.In Chinese artist Song Dong's installation Waste Not Want Not, which I saw at the... more

William Kentridge2 September 2017

Teachers and students who are interested in exploring questions about violence, injustice, segregation and racism, there are artists whose work address these themes while also allowing viewers to look... more

Onggi Masterfree2 September 2017

Onggi is traditional Korean earthenware made from clay with a high percentage of iron and hand formed on a kick wheel. Onggi has a long tradition as storage containers for fermented foods and dates back... more

Mark Dion Methodology2 September 2017

This page is for those of you who would like to learn more about Mark Dion's way of working and aims to provide you with links, videos, and teaching resources. Dion speaks of himself as an amateur archeologist... more