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PORT CHESTER, N.Y. - International Baccalaureate visual arts students, all seniors, held their second annual art show at Port Chester High School on Monday.
Each of the 19 Port Chester students taking IB Visual Arts 2 exhibited four to seven pieces in the show, done both in and out of class over the past two school years.
IB Visual Arts, taught by April Dessereau, is a two-year course that includes assessments by the students’ teacher as well as external assessments of the students’ portfolios.
Every year, some of the subjects vary and some of them stay the same.
"The assessment has changed a great deal this year from last year," Dessereau told Daily Voice. "This years work has O'Keeffe inspired cropped acrylics of animal skulls, drypoint prints based from photomontages of a topical issue from The New York Times, studio portraits, independent projects, monoprints, illustrated envelopes, Dada sculptures, and numerous other projects."
How the artwork was presented and vocabulary words used to describe Monday's displays were among new IB requirements. The "curatorial rationale" makes up 40 percent of their final grade, according to Dessereau.
The IB art class continues to grow in popularity -- and size. Next year, Dessereau said she'll have 31 seniors.
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