Prerequisites: IB Visual Arts - 2D is open to Juniors who have fulfilled all required pre-IB art electives, who have demonstrated maturity, commitment and dedication to visual arts, and who have written an essay of intent and have the permission of the teacher. Pre-IB art electives for 2D include: Elements of Drawing and Painting, Advanced Drawing and Painting, and Design Fundamentals.
Additional Fee: IB examination fees will be incurred the second year of the course.
This IB Visual Arts course is the first year of a two-year program for diploma or course candidates. This course is designed for the visual arts student with creative and imaginative abilities who may pursue the visual arts at a university or college. The visual arts program consists of several linked compulsory parts, studio work, a process portfolio, an artist comparative study, and a final exhibition. The studio work is a practical exploration and artistic production. The process portfolio is a slide presentation demonstrating exploration in at least three different art making forms. It contains visual and written information: illustrating process, investigation, communication of ideas and reflection. The comparative study engages students in the practice of critical investigation of two artists from different cultural backgrounds, different time periods, and different mediums. The exhibition includes examples of resolved work that show evidence of technical accomplishment and experimentation, which includes a curatorial rationale explaining presentation, innovations, and overall impact.
Units of Study
Process Portfolio: Research, Document, and Explore Creative Processes Through Various Mediums and Slide Presentations
Exhibition Texts: Learning to Write Succinct Text That Speaks to Intent , Influence, Formal Choice and Emotive Outcome
Group Critique: Ordering The Qualities of the Work: Medium, Intent, Technique and Composition
Comparative Study #1: A Thematic Study of Two Different Artists and Three of Their Works
Winter Art Show: Collaborative Display- Setting up, Arranging and Taking Down Work in a Large Group/Public Setting
Alternative Process Pages: Creation of Slides and Studio Work With Mediums Outside of Painting, Drawing or Printmaking
Comparative Study #2 Compare and Contrast The Previously Identified Artists and Their Works
Spring Show: Exploring Further Processes- Planning, Implementing and Resolving A Body Of Work
Exhibition Text For Spring Show Work
Comparative Study #3 Further expanding upon the CS Artists and Their Work