From Clouds to Desire (“Thematic Relationships” in your visual arts exhibition)

As I’m sure you are well aware, (if you are a 2nd year DP visual arts student) April is UPLOAD month. There are 3 separate deadline dates. The exhibition files upload deadline is April 20. I hope all goes smoothly. My students have already had their final year exhibitions and of course we are hoping that they all do well! We had many discussions about their exhibitions, strengths and weaknesses, and of course the assessment criteria. All of the students explored a number ...

Two Cultures?

Do you think of yourself naturally as an artist or a scientist? Do you instinctively lean towards culture or technology? Are you predominantly left or right brained? Do you struggle with families of subjects which seem to belong either to the Humanities or the Sciences? Have you experienced this sense of a disconnection between two spheres of learning in others? If so, read on and see what TOK can do for you. On the 7th of May 1959, Physical Chemist and ...

SOME ONLINE ART EDUCATION RESOURCES

The DP visual arts course currently has two components – studio and investigation. There will be three components in the new course, but in many ways the focus will stay the same: students will continue to research and look at art from different times and places, and they will continue to make art, and there will be a link between the two. 91mSLGOfH2E It’s great if your students can look at ‘real’ art, of course – exhibition and gallery visits, and if ...

INTERVIEWS

I have been interviewing my final year IBDP visual arts students during last week and this week, giving them a chance to rehearse some of the things they might want to say to their examiner when their final exhibitions are up. They discussed their studio work (option A) and their investigation workbooks (option B), providing background information, explaining how one thing led to another, and generally presenting a much fuller picture than could be gleaned by just looking (for example) at ...