It was a little more than a year ago when I first stumbled onto Amiria's amazing website for A Level art. I'm sure I've blogged about it before, but can't for the life of me find the post (I guess that's what happens when you start nearing the 4 digit marker). Her website, now titled Student Art Guide is an absolutely invaluable resource for high school teachers and high level students alike. In fact, I'm looking forward to having my IB class refer back to her site next year for inspiration, ideas, and resources on both their artwork and their workbooks.
To get a sense of what you'll find there, check out this three part series of articles on how to make artwork more exciting. Each article looks at the process from a different angle and together offers excellent advice:
Part 1: Inventive Use of Media
Part 2: Painting On Grounds
Part 3: Inventive Mixed Media Techniques
Finally, here's a great article on how to make quality A Level sketchbooks, but is perfect for IWB preparation as well.
Together, those four articles are a goldmine for any IB Art teacher and their students.