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    John Garrott, Christopher Foree
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    Apr 04, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    If you're interested in learning about many different forms of art, explore yourself and your artwork, and not having restrictions on what kind of art you do for each project, I would highly recommend this course. In IB, you get to do whatever you want. Do you want to do a graphite piece for one project, then do a clay sculpture for the next one? You can do it. In fact, you can use pretty much any materials you want, no matter how obscure (provided you can find it). However, this class is definitely not for everyone. You will be required to explore mediums you may not be comfortable with at least once, you'll have a project about every two weeks, which can be draining, especially since you'll have to stick with your theme for the most part, and there's a lot of research and writing involved for an art class. While you can do whatever you want, you also have to research it, and in between projects you'll have to turn in pages from your research journal, and sometimes it's just really hard to find things to research. This class offers a lot of freedom and provides a lot of ways to explore and experiment, but it's also a whole lot of work, so if you want to try it out, just be prepared. Also, when you turn in your artwork, you'll have a big group critique, so you might want to take that into consideration if you really don't like talking in front of people (but don't worry too much; a lot of the kids in there will also hate talking in front of people, so they probably won't judge you too hard.)

    Course highlights:

    Well, since everyone's journey is kind of unique, I learned a lot of things related to the kind of art I like to do, which is fiber arts, like embroidery, crochet, weaving, etc. But, there isn't a lot of traditional learning in this class. The teachers will do demos of different art techniques to expose you different things, and they'll find cool artists to show, but they're mostly just there to make sure you get your work done and provide assistance if you need it. What you learn depends on what kind of art you want to do!

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Don't procrastinate, for one. If you go into this your junior year, make sure you do your comparative study really well then so you don't have a lot of work senior year. Trust me, you won't wanna do it then. And stay on top of dues dates, they'll attack you from out of nowhere.

    • Spring 2017
    • John Garrott
    • Requires Lots of Research Great Discussions Requires Presentations
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    Jan 20, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    The IB Visual Arts course is a compilation of creating studio art, assessing famous works of art, and truly finding guidance as a young artist. IB ART COMMUNICATION KNOWLEDGE EXPLORED: Explored ways of communicating through visual and written means, made artistic choices about how to most effectively communicate knowledge and understanding, produced bodies of artwork through a process of reflection and evaluation, showed a synthesis of skill, media and concept, selected and presented resolved works for exhibition, explain the ways in which the works are connected and discussed how artistic judgments impact the overall presentation.

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    LEARNED VISUAL ART METHODS: Looked at different techniques for making art. Investigated and compared how and why different techniques have evolved and the processes involved. Experimented with diverse media and explore techniques for making art. Developed concepts through processes informed by skills, techniques and media. Evaluated how their ongoing work communicates meaning and purpose. Considered the nature of “exhibition”, and think about the process of selection and the potential impact of their work on different audiences. IB ART COMMUNICATION KNOWLEDGE: Explored ways of communicating through visual and written means, made artistic choices about how to most effectively communicate knowledge and understanding, produced bodies of artwork through a process of reflection and evaluation, showed a synthesis of skill, media and concept, selected and presented resolved works for exhibition, explain the ways in which the works are connected and discussed how artistic judgments impact the overall presentation.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Going into this class, one must be equipped to both study and partake in creating art. This may come naturally to some, but others may struggle with conceptual ideas. This class is compiled of not only studio work, but work concerning a general theme and how other art is linked to this theme. Great class to take before college!

    • Fall 2016
    • John Garrott
    • Requires Lots of Research Great Discussions Requires Presentations
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    Jan 11, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I took Pre AP art so that I could give myself a little bit of challenge it was a great decision. The class taught me way more about art than I knew for sure. It was a good experience that I wish i could do again because it was a fun class.

    Course highlights:

    I learned a lot about the history of Art as well as how to actually paint and shade colors.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Definitely don't be afraid to take it, it may sound challenging but its not bad at all. Just stay focused and enjoy it.

    • Fall 2016
    • Christopher Foree
    • Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments Group Projects

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