Building Art Vocabulary

IB Visual Arts: Building Art Vocabulary

We need to encourage the correct use of subject specific vocabulary whenever possible, from informal class critiques to the more formal Extended Essay. This will benefit your students in all of their assessed work and in speaking and writing about art generally.Art vocabulary is an assessed criteria " consistent use of subject-specific language" criterion E for both the Comparative Study and the Process Portfolio-...

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Comments 5

Ann Forget 2 January 2017 - 22:41

Hi Heather,
For the Exhibition text does it have to be 500 character or is there a word count?
Should the size of the work be in inches or cm?
When the art work is made by the student do they need to write for example (self-made), acrylic, for the medium or just the medium such as acrylic?
As always, thank you for your input!!
Ann Forget

Heather McReynolds 3 January 2017 - 07:58

Hi Ann, 500 characters is the maximum allowed. No word count. size in cm ( pref). All artworks should be made by the student! The description of the medium is an opportunity to state the materials used and also if there are any found or repurposed objects etc.

Francis Trainor 2 May 2017 - 08:49

Hi Heather. I cannot reach the page for "the Art Words List" I have tried several times.
Also I did not know that a page here could be shared. This would help my class if you can do it

Heather McReynolds 2 May 2017 - 20:05

Francis, try this link
I have also made the page student accessible for you

Francis Trainor 3 May 2017 - 04:54

Hello Heather. Thank you for the alternative.

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