Instructor Contact Information: Cecily Spano room #14
IB learners strive to be:
Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-Minded, Caring, Risk-Takers, Balanced, Reflective.
The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.
This studio-based course emphasizes both students' creative process and their final artistic product in 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional arts forms. As students develop their craft they will conduct thoughtful inquiry into their own thinking and art making processes, recording this learning in written and visual formats. All stages of the creative process must be thoroughly documented and evidence of in-depth research into chosen areas of interest and ideas for work must be shown and explained in detail. Students are expected to be independently motivated as they research the history and practice of a chosen art form and “big idea”/thesis across cultures, time periods and disciplines. They will learn how to connect their research to their own work, creating art that expresses personal meaning within a cultural, historical and discipline-based context. In addition to learning how to appreciate and evaluate their own work and that of others, students will be encouraged to stretch and explore their own work and share it with an audience through mandatory weekly Peer Critical Review sessions, exhibitions and presentations of research in class.
IB offers two levels in the arts:
1. Standard Level (150 hours): Students should, over the course of the year, try out many different media, techniques, processes and styles to see what interests them. Gradually, they will identify themes in their own work and determine their area of focus. They will learn how to use multiple sources to conduct independant research and to cite sources properly in the content area of the Visual Arts. Through various teacher-driven assignments, students will gain practice in taking ideas and ways of knowing, from other disciplines, as inspiration for artistic expression. For example, the use of metaphor and analogy will be deeply explored as not only a way of talking about and understanding Visual Art, but also as a source of inspiration for it’s creation.
IB Art students may choose to take the IB Art exam in Studio Work (an individual art show of 10 to 15 works) or in Art Research (Investigation Workbook) and may earn college credit. Students are expected to participate in all educational field experiences, and in gallery exhibitions, especially in their senior year.
Big Ideas/Enduring Understandings:
Due Date: 09/21/2010
Date Due: 09/28/2012
Date Assigned: 09/03/2012Date Due: 09/28/2012