Resources and Inspiration

Feed your creativity

Creativity and the psychology of creativity are a fascinating topic for anyone engaged in creative work, students or teachers. Try some surrealist games, oblique strategies, tackle a creative block or write a manifesto! Take a peek inside Sketchbooks and Studios to see their working processes and reflect on creativity in a broad sense.

 There are also resource pages on Visual Arts in Education, advice for aspiring artists, tips and links for showing films, slideshows, talks, and, especially for you, a much needed focus on you the Teacher as Artist.

Like the basket of figs dipicted in this Roman wall painting at Villa Poppaea, please help yourself and enjoy!

Selected Pages


Teacher and Artist 17 August 2016

But we are also teachers, and the teaching of art requires a multitude of abilities;...

Guest Teacher Pages 24 April 2017

This section of the site is an opportunity for teachers to share their special areas of expertise. We all have such different...

Showing Film and Video 6 February 2017

Films and videos on artists are widely and readily available. How can we make active rather than passive use of these valuable...

Applying to Art School 17 December 2015

This page is a resource compiled for students who want to continue their art studies after the IB ( and for their dedicated...

Visiting Artists 10 December 2015

Find an artist/artisanThere are artists working in every community, city, town, village, and remote mountainside, no matter...

Sketchbooks and Studios 17 October 2014

This section is not specifically about the Visual Arts Journal but a chance to look into some artists journals and sketchbooks...

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Comments 2

Dian Ritter 8 September 2017 - 11:16

Are there any resources on the InThinking site regarding Visual Arts in Extended Essays. (tips, new 5 criteria assessment that replaces the 11 criteria assessment, etc.)

Heather McReynolds 8 September 2017 - 21:40

Yes, EE resources are under course design, IB core... try this page

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