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Historical Context30 March 2019

Many art works require a knowledge of historical context in order to be understood, this is especially true of contemporary or more conceptual based art work.Art historical context is part of cultural... more

E submission Process Portfolio27 March 2019

The Process Portfolio is digitally uploaded on IBIS where it is assessed by an external examiner. Last date for uploading PP is April 30 (October 30 for schools in southern hemisphere) For general submission... more

Process Portfolio27 March 2019

The Process Portfolio, or PP, is 40 % of the final mark and it is the testimony of the student's artistic journey during the course. It is not intended to be of polished, refined, or even resolved work;... more

Uploading Visual Arts Checklist25 March 2019

Here it is, what you've been asking for, a simplified checklist for your students to know exactly what they need to have ready for the Electronic Submission of all 3 components. Add your own dates with... more

The Exhibition15 March 2019

In the visual arts curriculum The Exhibition is 40% of final grade.This component is Internally Assessed by the teacher and externally moderated by an examiner.The final exhibition is the culmination... more

Preparing for an IB Art Exhibition15 March 2019

Most schools in the northern hemisphere will stage their IB art shows some time in March. Time to start planning the space, how you will divide it among students, walls, dividers, plinths, are there any... more

Art Making Forms Table11 March 2019

In order to encourage ample experimentation with a range of techniques and media, there is minimum requirement of art-making forms to be addressed in the Process Portfolio, The art making forms table... more

The Research Questionfree10 March 2019

A good research questionChoosing the research question is perhaps the single most important factor in determining the success of the EE.The EE topic must be formulated as a Research Question, not as a... more

E submission Comparative Study8 March 2019

The externally assessed components, The Comparative Study and the Process Portfolio are digitally uploaded and sent to IBIS where they are assessed by an external examiner.The CS is submitted as a PDF... more

ZA Process Portfolio HL28 February 2019

Another fine example of an HL Process Portfolio from colleague Shannon Brinkley, formerly at Cairo American College. She received almost full marks for this, 33/34.It consists mostly of scanned journal... more