Visual Arts Internal Assessment Upload: Quick Overview

It’s April! That means for many of us its VISUAL ARTS UPLOAD MONTH! Of the three components the most complex in terms of files and the upload process is the Exhibition The aim of this post is to give some explanations and guidance in relation to the scary IBIS Internal Assessment upload process. For more information about the visual arts upload please feel free to refer to my February post The Digital Upload: First Time For The New Course – What To Do! Please also ...

I’m an artist! Why does IB care about where my ideas come from?

Because ideas come from somewhere and if you copy or use images or ideas without acknowledging the sources you may not get your Diploma. Admittedly, it’s complicated. d9ryPC8bxqE To start with, almost nothing is new or original. Artists see stuff, and may register it consciously or unconsciously, and a week later some version of what they saw might appear in their artwork. Did they rip it off? Have they stolen someone else’s ideas? Who knows – after all, everything’s a remix. The  (great!) YouTube video titled ...

Is Drawing Dead?

Do you teach basic drawing skills?   In February 2012 the always creative and occasionally provocative Jayson Paterson started a thread on the OCC forum entitled “Is Drawing Dead?” Since then there have been 16 replies and more than 360 views. Jayson explains “I want to emphasise again that I am not suggesting that drawing is dead in this discussion thread, but wanting to open up discussion as to what has been added to an artist's basic toolbox in this 21st Century ...

Monday February 25th

a)      Two weeks to go. Another IBDP visual arts date for your diary: in two weeks (Monday February 25th) for teachers and DP coordinators the IBIS upload doors will (should) open. This will give you the opportunity to see the interface and to start uploading some of your students’ studio work and/or investigation pages. The final electronic submission deadline for all files will still be April 10th.   b)      The candidate upload. Inevitably the whole upload/submission process is going to be quite time-consuming, particularly for ...

Visual Arts Grade Award June 2011

                  I have just returned from five days in sunny Cardiff (Wales), with each day solidly focussed on reviewing, analysing, assessing and discussing the many studio artworks and investigation workbook pages submitted by candidates through their Candidate Record Booklets. In all cases our primary purpose was to come to an accurate assessment of the work, whether it was component A or B, and Higher or Standard level. Candidate Record Booklets were selected for us to look at for a variety of reasons, but ...