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Documenting Process9 August 2019

Making art is a continuously changing and evolving process. Its a good idea to get in the habit of photographing work at different stages throughout the process.This documentation can then be used as... more

Cultural Comparison9 August 2019

“investigate the art and artifacts of two different traditions (one familiar and“ one unfamiliar to the student), as preparation for a comparative study of these works with reference to their cultural... more

Teaching Visual Skillsfree5 August 2019

If you are lucky most of your students will have a solid background in skills and techniques gained in pre IB years, but there will also be those who have had no previous artistic experience. It is vital... more

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

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