Reminders for November session schools

If you are teaching in a “November session” school, October is a busy month! Here are some reminders: IBIS upload deadlines: 10 Oct         Predicted Grades and Internal Assessment marks 20 Oct            Internal Assessment (Exhibition) upload 30 Oct            Comparative Studies and Process Portfolio upload   Exhibition Reminders Students can use as many or as few processes/techniques as they like: there are no restrictions in the exhibition criteria for the range of media used. Students will not be penalised for only using ...

ONLINE and F2F VISUAL ARTS WORKSHOPS

A few weeks ago (July 15 - 18) the third annual IBDP Les Tapies visual arts workshop was held in a sunny little hamlet near to Saint Pierreville in the south of France. Thirteen art teachers from all over the world attended this category 3 workshop, and some also stayed on after the visual arts sessions to paint and draw in the beautiful Ardèche environment, creating their personal and artistic responses to being there. Changes to the methods of assessment were, ...

May-June Art Workshops

In  just less than three weeks I'm mentoring two online ART workshops. One runs for 4 weeks and is aimed at teachers new to the IBDP visual arts programme. May 28 – June 25             4 week DP Visual Arts Online Workshop                                (Category 1) The other lasts three weeks and is an exploration of how artists have used the art of others in creating their own art - we'll be looking at and discussing such issues as appropriation, transcription and plagiarism. The target ...

ARTISTS USING ART: a three week workshop (February 2012)

I have been fascinated by the way that art inspires, influences or informs other art for many years. There are of course many examples of this throughout history, and it goes on today, under a variety of names – re-contextualization, reinterpretation, pastiche, transcription, homage, appropriation, parody etc. It’s an assignment I occasionally set my students, because it involves things that I think will benefit them – for example, I ask them to to investigate art (usually from different times and cultures), find ...

TRANSCRIPTION (AGAIN)

There I was, quietly eating my cornflakes in this morning's Sunday sunshine, reading the Sunday Times magazine, idly watching the labrador putting up with two overly affectionate kittens, when I came across still more examples of art imitating art - or transcribing art, anyway. Back in March 2010 I posted a blog entry something a long the lines of "you can appropriate - but you'd better not plagiarize!" and have revisited the homage, appropriation, transcription, reinterpretation etc theme regularly since then. We ...

‘Borrowing’ from YouTube

Artists are often magpies, continually looking out for ideas  and/or images, provocative or otherwise, that they can 'appropriate' or borrow, often incorporating  these elements into their own work, sometimes acknowledging them, sometimes not. The great Roy Lichtenstein was accused of plagiarizing - or at least borrowing -  'Whaam!' is based on an image from 'All American Men of War' published by DC comics in 1962. http://graphicnovel.zachwhalen.net/content/roy-lichtenstein-art-or-plagiarism But fifty years on things are a lot more complex, and in the world of art education ...

Appropriation and assessment

YOU CAN COPY - BUT YOU'D BETTER NOT PLAGIARIZE! Plagiarism is, of course a real and constant concern. But in art is gets a little complicated. For one thing, artists frequently copy a technique as carefully as possible in order to LEARN that technique. For another thing they can show off their knowledge of other art forms by re-contextualization and/or appropriation (or is that plain old copying in other words?). Appropriation (TATE ONLINE) "As a term in art history and criticism refers to the ...