Course Focus and Outcomes
Visual arts within the IB framework works to engage students in both practical exploration and artistic production, and in contextual, visual, and critical investigation. the course if designed to enable students to gain an understanding of the nature of IB Visual Arts through the exploration of a range of experiences with 2D, 3D, and new media (digital).
Visual Art IB Course Overview (PDF 300kb)
- Understanding the conceptual and technical underpinnings of artistic expression.
- Produce personally relevant artworks that show exploration of ideas whilst reflecting on cultural and historical artistic contexts.
- Develop ideas and strategies for mediums.
- Develop a range of effective skills, techniques, and processes when making and analysing visual artworks.
- Present their work effectively and creatively, and demonstrate thoughtful critical observation, reflection, and discrimination.
- Present a relationship between investigation and studio.
Contemporary art practice integrates traditional hand rendering with technologically rich media and techniques. This unit brings the two together to investigate art and design processes.
Works evolve throughout the unit to produce a cohesive folio of art/design outcomes across a broad range of media approaches.
Term 1 – 60% Studio work (resolved and experimental workbook) / 40% Investigation works
Term 2 – 60% Studio work (resolved and experimental workbook) / 40% Investigation works