Art Making

There are as many approaches to making art as there are artists.

Each students' experience and ability will grow and change throughout the course as they engage in a variety of art making forms and techniques. We strongly encourage all students to try out different materials and techniques and through this experimentation discover which media and materials are most appropriate to their own artistic intentions and abilities.

In the Art Making section

Structure and Freedom ethical expression, teaching visual skills, open ended assignments

Focus and Continuity, developing personal focus and intentionality.

Range of Media, choosing materials according to what you have available and where you are.

Beyond the Studio, venturing into new territories, emerging media and collaborative work.

Techniques, Materials and Processes for teaching ideas, practical lessons, examples.

For Part 2, Process Portfolio students are required to work across different art making forms in order to gain some familiarity with techniques and materials. This does not necessarily apply to the work selected for Part 3, The Exhibition .

The art making forms requirements are to insure that students are exposed to a range of media, 2D, 3D and lens based or electronic media. To see how these requirements differ for HL and SL refer to the Art Making Forms Table

Selected Pages


Authenticity of Student Work 22 December 2020

The importance of the process and the crafting is integral to the work that is presented for the final exhibition, All art...


Installation Art 20 December 2020

The term Installation art describes an artistic genre that involves a transformation of a space. Generally, the term is...

Art Seed Bank Index 10 February 2021

Learn more about Art Seeds ( teachers) in the student access section where this page originates.The Art Seed Bank is a...

Art Making Forms Requirements 13 January 2021

In order to encourage ample experimentation with a range of techniques and media, there is minimum requirement of art-making...

Fashion Design 19 December 2020

Many students express an interest in fashion. If this is you, then you might want to acquire some background knowledge and...

Ephemeral Art 25 November 2020

Ephemeral art works are those that exist only for a determined period of time and are not intended to last. Does this challenge...

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