Hey! I was wondering if you had any advice for an IB Art student struggling to meet or even understand the requirements for the investigative workbook?
Hey there! Thanks for dropping by :) I’m so sorry it took me a while to get to this. I myself am only just starting the course, so I asked my Art teacher some stuff in the way of advice. I also thought I’d post this so anyone else looking for clarification will be able to read it.
To start with, the IB has implemented a new Visual Arts curriculum. This is its second year. In this new curriculum, the IWB is called the Process Journal, though your teacher might still be calling it the IWB, which is just fine.
To quote my teacher (about the workbook):
“In short, it’s a place where you can put in anything, really. It’s a scrapbook, it’s a diary, it’s a journal. It’s a place to collect all your ideas and experiments. It’s multi-faceted. It doesn’t even have to be in the form of a workbook, though a workbook is a good place to start. It doesn’t really matter as long as [the teacher] can see it. It’s anything and everything, really, except your studio work. It’s where you put in research, experiments, everything. You’ll have to complete 5 pages a week, which you’ll probably struggle with at first, but at the end of the course you’ll probably be producing far more, and you’ll forget what the problem was. You send 15 pages , or screens, as they’re called, off to the IB. You might want to bear in mind not to write down anything that’s too personal or intimate, though. Like, you don’t want to be writing about your boyfriend or girlfriend. Remember that [your teacher] will be reading it, and then at some point the IB.”
In really short, it’s a place for anything art-related.
I hope that helped you at least a little!