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PP Asssessment Criteria7 April 2018

On this page you will find There are 5 assessment criteria for the PP, for a total of 34 marks A Skills, techniques and processes: 12 marksB Critical investigation: 6 marks more

Exhibition Texts 1 April 2018

For each piece of art work included in Part 3, The Exhibition students must write a brief exhibition text which states the title, medium, size, followed by a brief explanation of your intentions. more

E submission Comparative Study8 November 2015

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

Documenting Artwork4 March 2018

An examiner sees only the photograph, not the original work, so make sure the documentation is as good as can beOnce students have completed and selected the works for The Exhibition they will need to... more

Ideas and Intentions in the PP1 April 2018

An important part of the Process Portfolio, criterion C is about showing how your ideas and intentions begin and progress, and how your choice of imagery and techniques/media communicates these ideas. more

Reviewing, Reflecting, Refiningfree15 April 2018

The Process Portfolio naturally supports and informs students developing studio work, through the exploration of skills, techniques and processes and critical investigations into artists, artworks, art... more

Margherita, HL Exhibitionfree24 September 2017

It gives me particular pleasure to showcase Margherita's work here. She was a student of my dear friend and estimed colleague Nicola Shears, and she came to my summer IB art course at la Vigna Art Studios... more

CS, HL Connections free9 April 2018

Higher Level students have an extra requirement for The Comparative Study ... criterion F, which gives context to their own work in relation to the artwork studied, by making meaningful connections. more

Zere, CS HL7 November 2017

This example of an organized and articulate Comparative Study earned Zere a 7. She was motivated by her interest in photography and by her own cultural experiences as a female in the middle east, to... more

Margherita CS HL1 October 2017

Margherita's Comparative Study is a beautiful example of how a CS can really influence and support the development of the student artist.The artists that she chose to investigate for her CS, Patrick van... more

A Coherent Body of Work24 July 2017

For the exhibition students present a set of rigorously selected artworks that clearly communicate their artistic intentions. This doesn't mean that the all the works need to address the same subject... more

Subject Specific Language1 December 2016

Presentation and Subject Specific Language is an assessed criteria for both The Comparative Study - (see CS Assessment Criteria) and the Process Portfolio- (see PP Assessment Criteria) so lets make sure... more

Zere, HL Exhibition14 January 2018

Zere created her exhibition with a very specific and intentional group of lens based photographs of young arab males posing in specific locations. This collection of photos entitled “He Who Tells a... more

Curatorial Practicefree24 June 2015

Curatorial practice is a bit of a buzzword lately, with courses and programs in Curatorial Studies offered at Art Colleges and Universities all over the world. The IB, in line with 21st century skills... more

Methods of Displayfree1 April 2018

For Part 3, The Exhibition students are required to set up and present a selection of work, considering methods of display.assessment objectives:Students need to recognize coherence and connection among... more

Selected Artists and Shows17 December 2017

Inspired by lookingLooking at artwork by going to exhibitions or even checking in virtually with what's out there is one of the best ways to get ideas for teaching projects. Discovering artists that are... more

Design and Layout Skills for the Process Portfolio22 August 2016

Design & layout of Process Portfolio screens by Guest Teacher Rachel Swinburne After gaining my first class honors in BA Textiles at Goldsmiths College, University of London, I coordinated Art gallery... more

The New IB Art Exhibition...info for schools17 March 2016

Many teachers have commented that schools still expect the IB Art show to be a massive event decorating the school and showing off the student work to parents and the school community.Well, it is a very... more

Digital Portfolio6 March 2016

Each IB art student should maintain a digital portfolio with images of each resolved work to make the upload process for Part 3, The Exhibition quick and easy. Many teachers like Google docs for this... more

Exhibition Hanging Styles10 March 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

Additional Supporting Photos10 April 2016

When compiling your portfolio for the E submission for Exhibition In certain instances you may decide to include up to two additional photographs of each submitted work. These extra photos are not necessary... more

Thematic Threads6 August 2017

This activity helps students to investigate a topic or theme through looking at images from art history. See page on A Coherent Body of Work for more about thematic development.This is a fun way to explore... more

Sample Extended Essays7 November 2017

Research QuestionThis EE looks at the works of Peter Paul Rubens, Jenny Saville and Willem De Kooning, and explores this Research Question:“Flesh is the reason oil painting was invented” To what... more

Supervising an Extended Essay3 May 2017

As a Visual Arts teacher you will most likely be asked to supervise a number of Visual Arts EEs, from as few as one to as many as six or seven essays. Supervisors are expected to spend between three and... 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

Art and Originality28 August 2017

What does it mean to be original?Can ideas be owned? Does a signature make a work of art? In this section you will find observations on the idea of originality, Jim Jarmusch's manifesto on Nothing is... more

Uncovering Bigger Ideas26 August 2017

Creating work for the exhibition that pivots around linking ideas, concepts, questions, images is quite different from presenting a series of teacher led assignments and will certainly be more likely... more

Curating a Virtual Exhibition21 June 2017

Looking for a great summer assignment for incoming or mid IB Art students?This one will help your students to be prepared with some potential thematic interests, artists to investigate and directions... more

Collage!10 December 2017

Collage is a personal favorite of mine and a great medium for low budget art rooms. Revisit this medium with your students and discover new artists and ways of making collage, enrich the Process Portfolio,... more

Gallery Visit on Curatorial Practice15 November 2014

Going around a city on a gallery walk is a great way to introduce and create awareness around curatorial practiceI have put together a set of guiding questions to introduce students to Curatorial Practice... more

Four Ways of Looking at Art15 September 2017

This page presents an annotated version of a resource originally created by Tate Education called Ways of Looking. After trying this out resource with both students and teachers we realized that it is... more

Impromptu Curating Activity21 April 2015

For this activity you don’t need any special materials. You only need to look around you, think about what you have in your immediate environment, make a selection, and make an exhibition out of what... more

Studio Work in Progress Rubric19 November 2017

Are you finding it difficult to grade student studio work during the course using the full Exhibition Assessment Criteria ?Well, no surprise, those criteria are aimed at the overall Exhibition, including... more

Cultural and Geographic Focusfree13 November 2017

Our notion of art is primarily taught from a Western, European perspective. These pages are an invitation to explore the rich variety of art forms that arise specific to place and culture throughout our... 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

Ethical Expression13 October 2015

In light of the recently clarified VA guidelines (below) for students artwork dealing with sensitive topics I thought a page on this topic might be of interest. It also makes a very good TOK discussion. more

Open Ended Assignments18 November 2014

Our students need guidance, but how can we give them structured assignments that really encourage independent solutions? By assigning tasks that create approximately the same result, you will have a pretty... more

Creativity2 May 2014

Creative means original, expressive, inventive, innovative, imaginative, handmade, ground-breaking, generative, to give rise to, birth Creativity is the action of combining previously uncombined elements more

Inspired not Copied4 January 2018

Copy the CreativityIdeally it is the creative process we want to copy when looking at the great artists of the past, not their work.A copy will always be only a copy, whereas if we can teach students... more

Graffiti and Street Art17 October 2014

Street Art, graffiti in particular, is a subject that interests many students around the world.. But besides making their own street art, students need to support this with investigation, understanding,... more

Volatile Substances31 August 2013

The unusual use of materials in contemporary art shares much with chemistry, physics, not to mention poetry and religion. Go to Mad Materials for more teaching ideas related to substances, their use... more

Mona Hatoum1 August 2013

Palestinian born British artist Mona Hatoum is an interesting artist to study in these times Her art and her life draw on both Western and Middle Eastern cultures and themes that, although rooted in... 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

Blind Drawing29 August 2017

Using touch not sight to guide a drawingUse this as a warm up exercise to overcome fear and to discover the other senses involved in drawing. Again, this exercise is not intended to create portfolio quality... more

Visiting Artists10 December 2015

Find an artist/artisanThere are artists working in every community, city, town, village, and remote mountainside, no matter where you live.Widen your definition of artist to include artisans working in... more

Academic Honesty23 December 2012

The IB has created a twenty-one page booklet entitled Academic Honesty which outlines what is considered acceptable and unacceptable practice The entire publication can be found on the Online Curriculum... more

Inspired Teaching15 October 2017

If you teach what is exciting and interesting to you, if you care about the work and the artists that you show them, if you share your ideas and questions with your students, you will enjoy teaching... more

Postcard Captions 8 March 2016

learning to write Exhibition Texts I created this activity for a recent workshop with teachers and it was very effective and enjoyable. It teaches students to consider the artists' intention for the work... more

Art and Meaning23 June 2014

This section looks at how we assign meaning to art, and what makes art art. The unanswerable question, what is art? however impossible to answer still makes a good debate. Show these examples and... more

Shinique Smith31 August 2013

Brooklyn based artist Shinique Smith uses discarded clothing,shoes and soft toys among other things, to look at over consumption and excess in society. She uses bales of thrown-away... more