GOODBYE VISITING EXAMINER!?

It looks like next year may be the last time visiting examiners will interview visual arts students. From 2013 it is anticipated that all schools will be submitting work electronically and examiners will no longer visit. Many teachers are concerned and want to voice these concerns. There is a special OCC forum (on electronic folios and the end of visiting examiners) where teachers can  express their opinion of this decision. Please post your thoughts on this special forum. To get to the forum, log in ...

The start of the new school year looms…

For many of us, the start of the new school year looms, and one of the many questions art teachers might ask is how to stimulate and excite those new art students as they launch into their two year Diploma visual arts programme. There are, of course a variety of answers, and to a large extent they might depend on whether the students have ever held a paintbrush or written anything about art before. My school has no entry level pre-requisites, ...