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Sound in IB Artfree28 February 2019

At the moment, sound elements in work submitted for The Exhibition are not considered as part of the visual arts assessment. Examiners are instructed to "turn off sound" when listening to videos clips.... more

Bill Viola, Electronic Renaissancefree28 February 2019

Video art can sometimes be associated with indecipherable, conceptually obscure or simply sleep inducing footage in dark rooms with insufficient seating...but this stunning exhibition in Florence at Palazzo... more

Predicted Gradesfree28 February 2019

A predicted grade is the teacher’s prediction of the 1-7 grade the student is expected to achieve in the subject. This is based on all the evidence of the candidate’s work and the teacher’s knowledge... more

CAF (Coursework Authentification Form)free28 February 2019

A few years ago the IB introduced a coursework authentification form for all DP subjects. On the form for Visual Arts "6VACAF", the teacher records three interactions with each student at various stages... more

Exhibition Texts free27 January 2019

For each piece of art work included in The Exhibition students must write a brief exhibition text which states the title, medium, size, followed by a brief text that supports or explains your focus/intentions... more

Self Assessment Rubrics27 January 2019

These self assessment rubrics are designed for students to be able to understand and see what are the expectations in terms of final assessment. The column titled examples explains what each criteria... more

CS Assessment Rubric for Students24 January 2019

Basic assessment information for the CS on this page: a summary of the criteria and required tasks, simple, clear, concise. The Comparative Study is an external assessment task in which you analyze and... more

Enrico, Process Portfolio HL14 January 2019

View some of Enrico's Process Portfolio screens below and check out also Enrico, CS HL and Enrico's Exhibition HL . This student has developed consistently exceptional work throughout the course. It is... more

Rothko on Teaching Art3 January 2019

He taught art for over 20 years at the Brooklyn Jewish Center to kindergarteners through 8th graders— his students didnt think of him as an avant-garde superstar, he was just “Rothkie".I recommend... more

Film and Painting28 December 2018

This page includes fun, visual resources with videos and links for students and teachers interested in the relationship between film and painting. We will look at both examples of film inspiring painting... more