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


Techniques, Materials and Processes 31 August 2017

The choice of materials and techniques is up to the student, as long as the art Art Making Forms requirements are met. Students...


Installation Art 31 August 2017

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

Originality of Student Work 15 July 2019

"Originality" in this case refers to authenticity, not creativity. The importance of the process and the crafting is integral...

Art Making Forms Requirements 22 November 2018

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

Fashion Design 31 October 2018

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

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...

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