The Digital Upload: FIVE DAYS LEFT

APRIL 10th is the deadline for your students’ work to be uploaded to IBIS - so at this point I’m hoping that by now everything has been finished and photographed/scanned etc - and either already uploaded to the IB or about to be uploaded. I uploaded the work for my students a few days ago. It’s the second time I have gone through this process and as usual it all went fairly smoothly, although I did have to contact IB Answers ...

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 ...

Visual Arts Grade Award June 2012, part 1 – the evils of the Internet

The Chief Examiner, Deputy Chief Examiners and other senior examiners have just spent a busy, challenging but enjoyable few days in sunny Cardiff (Wales), looking through the studio work and investigation pages of visual arts candidates from schools all over the world. The diversity of work and the creativity  of our students never fails to impress, and at the end of the meeting we were able to make time to select some outstanding pieces for inclusion in the virtual gallery. The main ...

Responding to a comment!

I  received a comment from a DP visual arts teacher (thanks Selwyn!) in response to an earlier blog posted about the 'new look' virtual gallery. The writer expressed concern at some aspects of the new Gallery, so I thought I would go slightly more 'public' and take this opportunity to respond to some of his concerns in the form of another blog, (rather than just tagging my reply onto his comment). So - " why is the quality of work represented in ...

New Look to the Virtual Gallery (now just called ‘The IB Gallery’)

http://blogs.ibo.org/gallery/ "Showcasing work produced by International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme students. The virtual gallery showcases a sample of work produced by International Baccalaureate® Diploma Programme students. This gallery originally came about as the result of a collaborative effort between the IB and the International Society for Education through Art (InSEA)".   Those of you who have been teaching DP visual arts for a few years my well have been familiar with the Virtual Gallery. This has recently undergone renovation. The new version of the ...

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, ...