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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

Marina Abramovic's Advice for Artists3 December 2016

Yugoslavian born performance artist Marina Abramovic, sometimes described as "the grandmother of performance art", has her own advice for artists that includes spending time near exploding volcanoes,... more

Vasari's Five Criteria18 November 2016

Use this page for a TOK/Art discussion and journal reflection on how the criteria we use to judge an art work vary over time and across culturesGiorgio Vasari (1511-1574) was an Italian painter, architect,... more

Technology Tips13 November 2016

Guest teacher page by Jo Tilton International School of Bonn more

How to Work Better8 November 2016

Ryan Gander takes a look at Fischli and Weiss's How to Work Better: This list of motivational phrases was a piece of found text that the artist duo Peter Fischli and David Weiss elevated to manifesto... more

Student portfolios with Google Sites7 September 2016

Written by guest teacher Elizabeth KingBavarian International School e.V In grading student work, I find that it is best to put oneself in the role of the examiner in order... more