Visual Artist, IB Alumni, Researcher, and Educator for Visual Arts DP/ MYP, currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in European History of Art from Heidelberg University in Germany.
Hi! My name is Maria Rocio, or simply Rocio. I graduated from the IBDP in 2016 with a 7 in Visual Arts HL and have been pursuing an academic career in Art History at the University of Heidelberg in Germany ever since. Aside from having had professional and voluntary experience in the art world, I am passionate about art education and making art as accessible as possible. I am here to help with everything from learning how to expand and adequately use art vocabulary to honing and developing your artistic and critical skills so that serious students like you can not only get your IA's and EE's sounding perfect for examiners but also have an exciting art practice no matter which level you are starting with.
2018-2022 @ Art Van Demon, Heidelberg, Germany
Executive Vice President
Curated and organized the exhibitions “VOID” (2018) and “Purpur: Das Wesen einer Farbe” (2019) as a concept and curating volunteer and later headed the organization of the exhibition “Synergieeffekte” (2019) as executive vice president, further responsibilities included creation and maintenance of online presence (Website design and social media pages); furthermore assisted artist Judith Sergers set up her exhibition POM (2019) and organized events in conjunction with the student-faculty of the Institut für Europäische Kunstgeschichte of the University of Heidelberg.
Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg, Germany
BA Europaische Kunstgeschichte
Universitat de Valencia, Spain
Erasmus Historia Del Arte
SL, HL, MYP
Extended Essay (EE), Internal Assessment (IA)
Tutor Teaching Style
Learning and teaching, to me, should be holistic. I believe that students need to have contact with real-world experiences and develop personal connections with the topics they encounter in their studies. I would be happy to offer advice in pursuing any artistic medium and even invite professional artists to share their tips and tricks. Developing an art practice is very individual and may require exploration outside the curriculum. In that respect, I am ready to encourage students to engage their out-of-school curiosities in a meaningful way and incorporate it into their individual IB learner profiles.
In the first session, the information I would need is the student's curriculum, i.e., the teaching plan they are meant to follow. I will also need to know if there is anything specific that the student may need help with, e.g., trying out a new medium, theoretical and contextual knowledge, application of subject-specific language, etc. I would then fill possible gaps in their curriculum and supplement their courses with lessons tailored to their art-making practice.
Marija from Denmark
Benedict from Germany
I would like to inform you that Rocio has helped me exceptionally well in my IB Arts work. She managed to help me pass the Exam.
Art is a line around your thoughts –Gustav Klimt
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