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Enrico, Exhibition HL17 July 2017

View a selection of Enrico's exhibition pieces in the slideshow below and read an excerpt from his curatorial rationale. Hats off to his teacher Nicola Shears at St Louis School in Milan! more

Postcard Secrets Exhibition8 July 2017

IB Art teacher Christina Rich in Cologne, Germany, shares her experience of a school art gallery as educational spaceThe Art exhibitions create a sense of community; showcasing the pupils’ work, which... more

Critique Guidelinesfree5 June 2017

Begin the discussion on a positive note, expressing appreciation for all the hard work your students are doing, and how valuable it is to come together to discuss this important work. This way, the critique... more

Guest Teacher Pages 24 April 2017

This section of the site is an opportunity for teachers to share their special areas of expertise. We all have such different kinds of knowledge to share and this seems a wonderful opportunity to do so... more

Structure and Freedom11 March 2017

The IB Art course rests on a delicate but highly effective collaboration between student and teacher. One of the biggest challenges is finding an optimum balance between teacher guided instruction and... more

5 Works in 5 Weeks25 February 2017

A new resource by colleague Rachel Swinburne in BermudaRachel describes her experience with setting goals for stepping up the production in the art studio! If you are familiar with how slow your students... more

Hands on History 13 February 2017

Throughout this site there are numerous lesson plans and teaching ideas that teach awareness and understanding of history through a studio project or an investigation. Follow the links below... more

The Role of Culture 13 February 2017

Understanding and appreciating culture is part of the underlying philosophy throughout all subject areas in the IB. Being able to look at art with an awareness of cultural context is an essential part... more

Resolved Work15 January 2017

What is meant by "resolved work"?Resolved is the new way of saying completed, but with a different emphasis. Resolved doesn't just mean finished, but signifies work that has been successfully developed... more

Holistic Marking Rubricfree13 December 2016

This page is in response to requests from teachers for a rubric for marking students during the early part of the course before the achievement outcomes are reached. This flexible rubric doesn't rely... more