If you take my advice – prepare well and follow the step by step guide I have given you, the PP should be quite straightforward. The trick is to include enough process and art development to represent your full 2 years work, while creating a clean (not cluttered), full of art vocabulary submission. The added struggle for the PP is that it is a digital submission. And so there is a confusion between how much of the Visual Art Journal is necessary. My school is a very digital school – and let’s face it, students don’t really want to make reams and reams of hand written notes in a sketchbook – if they can type. But… IB Examiners love to see them some Visual Arts Journal.
So I encourage my students to find their own happy medium. There needs to be some sketching activities going on. I encourage all my students to include at least one sketch/sketchbook page per screen. I also discourage the use of other images. A few to show idea influences is fine – but I don’t want to see a screen full of other artist’s work.
At my school finding a balance between the digital and hand made sketchbook is a fine balance.
The following students scored 7 for their super detailed, thorough Process Portfolios.
EXAMPLE ONE (HL)
EXAMPLE TWO (HL)