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Photo Montage Collage13 December 2018

Sure we know Instagram and photoshop, but remember polaroid and photo montage? altered images have been around since the 19th century, when photography was first invented. to the history of image altering,... more

Compare and Contrast11 December 2018

Art teachers have always taught how to compare and contrast artworks long before the CS was a requirement. This page looks at how to teach visual analysis in general but can also be used as practice in... more

Easy Visual Analysis 9 December 2018

If you are looking for an outline that simplifies the various requirements of visual analysis, look no further, we have it here! Thanks to a clever group of teachers in our workshop in Berlin, we have... more

Cultural Significance6 December 2018

Encouraging awareness and understanding of culture, ones own, as well as others, is at the core of the IB philosophy. There are many teaching ideas and topics relating to culture in art practice, and... more

Culture and Context3 December 2018

Encouraging awareness and understanding of culture, ones own, as well as others, is at the core of the IB philosophy. There are many teaching ideas and topics relating to culture in art practice, and... more

Intuitive Responsefree2 December 2018

When looking at art works for the first time we naturally have an intuitive response, we like or we don’t like or maybe we feel indifferent. We may have a strong aesthetic response or we may feel an... more

Art and Knowledge30 November 2018

ToK teaches students to question ways of knowing and examine how knowledge affects understanding. Let's see how this comes into play in looking at art.Both experiences (not knowing and knowing) have their... more

Curating an Imaginary Exhibitionfree28 November 2018

Looking for a great summer assignment for incoming or mid IB Art students?Help your students to be prepared with some potential thematic interests, a point of departure for Choosing Artworks to investigate... more

Titling Work28 November 2018

Its almost time to start thinking about titles!When students submit work for their final exhibition assessment they are asked to give a title, as well as medium, dimensions and brief description. See... more

Exhibition Hanging Styles28 November 2018

As students begin to prepare for their exhibition, it is worth while to spend some time ( even one class time) looking at some different approaches to displaying art. Students can begin to plan their... more