Friday, June 4, 2010

IB Diploma Visual Art

While I was teaching in China for 2 years my students and I produced a great amount of Visual Art. My year 12 students had to produce between 15-18 artworks that demonstrated refined indepth techniques and knowledge of at least two media. This body of work was measure against a set of world criteria set by the IB. Here are some of those works.

The IB Diploma Programme is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, normally aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. The programme is normally taught over two years and has gained recognition and respect from the world's leading universities.

Visual art allows a high degree of adaptability to different cultural contexts. The emphasis is on creativity in the context of disciplined, practical research into the relevant genres. Visual art in the IB is designed to foster critical, reflective and informed practice, help students understand the dynamic and changing nature of the arts, explore the diversity of arts across time, place and cultures and express themselves with confidence and competence.