PROCESS PORTFOLIO: 5 TIPS

So...the PROCESS PORTFOLIO. In recent student blogs I have discussed: Theory of Knowledge and Contemporary Art, (July) Photographs and the exhibition” (August) and MUSEUMS, ARTEFACTS and the COMPARATIVE STUDY (July) ...so am posting today about the Process Portfolio. I had the opportunity to talk with some of the senior PP examination team when we gathered at the IB Assessment Centre. These examiners spent many hours looking through PP files submitted for the last examination session, and I gained some great insights into some PP issues through ...

What type of learner are you?

For any student, getting the best grades you can is a key goal. Achieving that goal can be easier if you identify what type of learner you are early and have the right means to cater to your strengths. Take our quick quiz to find out what type of learner you are.  When studying… Do you like to have background noises? Yes: you are an ‘auditory’ learner. Do you like to look at graphics, reading or watching your teacher demonstrate? Yes: ...

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 ...

The Good Old Days

Aaah, the sixties. Flower Power, Stop the Vietnam War, free love, and an artist could use almost anything as the brush - including naked women. Apparently the idea of painting using the form and movement of the body first came to Klein while practicing judo. "A 1960 work by the French conceptual artist Yves Klein is expected to fetch $10 million (£6.7m) at an auction at Christie's in New York. 'ANT 93, Le Buffalo' was painted using a naked female as a brush.' source: ...

Stripping off for your art?

BFmUTQ5Oda8&feature=PlayList&p=C6E4A846793DA85D&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=107 5,200 Australians strip for art's sake "There were all shapes and sizes – the large and the small, the young and the old, and even a heavily pregnant woman who had re-scheduled the birth of her twins so she could take part. But the one thing the 5,200-odd people who posed for the American artist Spencer Tunick at the Sydney Opera House earlier today had in common was that they were all totally naked. Thousands had gathered just before dawn on Monday, a ...