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


Installation Art 16 August 2014

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

Fashion Design 23 June 2017

Many female, and some male students express an interest in fashion. However, there is a need for them to acquire some background...

Originality of Work 5 August 2016

Our students must make their art work themselves. This is an important point to clarify. The importance of the process and...

Low Relief Assemblage 19 June 2016

Assemblage and sculpture made from found and scavenged materials is a great way to explore 3D constructing and address column...

Photography 11 April 2016

The word photography derives from the Greek words phōs (genitive: phōtós) light, and gráphein, to write.What a beautiful,...

Textiles: Boro and Sashiko 2 April 2016

I hadn't either until I went to an exhibition of Boro at the Kobe Fashion Museum in Japan....And then I wanted to know more.Boro...

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