CREATIVE ART SUMMER SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

3 WEEK CREATIVE ART SUMMER SCHOOL in the Ardèche (South of France) (Saturday 28 June - Saturday 19 July) Following on from the last visual arts blog which pointed students in the direction of a one or two week summer school in Italy, I thought I'd tell you about a fantastic three week summer school in the South of France! It’s March and summer might seem a long way away - but now is the time to consider what great – and in ...

Did you know there was a DP student VIRTUAL ART GALLERY?

Actually there are TWO virtual art galleries, one showcasing student art from around 1997 – 2007 and the other from 2009 to the present. Here are four examples of DP student artwork over the last 10 years, two images taken from each site. Neither is password protected and both galleries contain a large and varied assortment of student art from schools all over the world, with work in ceramics, drawing, mixed media, ‘computer’, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture etc, arranged either according to ...

Skills vs Concept

“How much time do you spend teaching skills, as opposed to, say, discussing originality or the art and culture of different times?" There is no simple answer - because students are all different. It depends on who you get in your art class. It tends to change with every new group of students, and it also changes over the course of the programme. My school has a very fluid student population and a fairly wide ‘open door’ policy with regard to admission ...

CULTURAL CONVERGENCE (by Greg Morgan)

Greg is a friend, colleague, and fellow DP art teacher and examiner, and I have known him for a number of years. I have been consistently delighted by, and impressed with, his passion for our subject - visual arts - so I invited him to contribute something to this blog, and I am pleased to report that he has indeed written a thoughtful and thought-provoking piece. Please welcome our first 'Guest Blogger' - Greg Morgan! "Cultural Convergence by Greg Morgan Undertaking my high school education ...

Checking for visual plagiarism

Hmmm - let's say that a painting has appeared rather suddenly and the student responsible is not offering a very convincing explanation of where it came from. There are no preliminary sketches, no notes or discussions in the workbook, and no references to images and/or text sources that might have informed the idea. In short, I suspect the student has just copied an image from the Internet...is there any way I can upload the painting to an Internet search engine to see if the ...