International Baccalaureate Art (Higher Level & Standard Level) – Year One

In this course, students investigate and explore art from diverse cultures and time periods and plan and create their studio works, which are influenced by their research. Each student keeps a sketchbook, or Visual Arts Journal where she documents her research about art and culture, analyzes artworks, and plans, sketches, documents and discusses the evolution of her studio works in a “process” portfolio format. The class visits galleries and museums to view and write about original art. As the year progresses, each student is encouraged to find and develop her own voice in the visual arts.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Studio Arts

IB Art (HL & SL) Instructor: Linda Mahoney