COMPARING OLD AND NEW: SIMILARITIES (Visual Arts courses)

In my last post, (Are you ready for the new visual arts course?)  I encouraged teachers to attend a visual arts workshop to learn all about the new course - which many (including me) will be teaching next month. For those new to the DP a comparison with the old (but still current) course may have no relevance, but if you have been and are teaching the ‘2009 onwards’ course, it may be useful to note similarities/differences. Here I am going to ...

Happy New Year (and farewell Option B – so long & thank you!)

Happy New year everyone! And yes – it’s a new start and a new year, but it’s also the end for some things, including the current visual arts course (final exams 2015) and in particular the B option, which does not figure in the new course. If you are a student now in your first year of DP visual arts, you are also among the last students to have the A or B choice. (The only choice in the new course will ...

Art Initiative from Google

Titian , via Wikimedia Commons Edgar Degas , via Wikimedia CommonsYou and/or your students may be interested in a recent initiative from Google. Google have collaborated with some well known art museums to enable people to discover and view more than a thousand artworks online in great detail. This could be a very useful teaching and learning resource: for example, in  the Investigation Workbook, students should be analysing and comparing art from different cultures and times, and considering it for ...