Learning Standard 1 – Media, Materials, and Techniques
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the media, materials, and technique sunique to the visual arts.
- Create ceramics using hand-thrown or pottery wheel.
- Illustrate the ability to create 3D works that show an understanding of particular media, materials, and tools.
- Use computer, camera, and printer to create original works.
- Through the use of tissue paper and wooden sticks, create sculpture focusing on line and weight.
- Trace a single concept, such as weight, through a series of works, varying the medium and technique.
- Explain the importance of studio safety by the use of proper maintenance of materials, tools, and workspace.
Learning Standard 2 – Elements and Principles of Design
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the elements and principles of design.
- Create relief design with foam core, which must be painted using complimentary colors and show value graduation.
- Explain color theory by focusing on the use of complementary colors and use varied intensity of colors in wet and dry media to create the illusions of 3D form on a 2D surface.
- Use form, color, line, texture and shape to create 3D works and recognize the use of these elements in their own works, as well as the works of others.
- Review ways of visualizing and depicting space within a 3D format.
- Create 3D artwork that combines elements of design, space relationships, and mood.
Learning Standard 3 – Observation, Abstraction, Invention, and Expression
Students will demonstrate their powers of observation, abstraction, invention, and expression in a variety of media, materials, and techniques.
- From observation, produce representational 3D artwork that convincingly portrays 3D space.
- Create 3D artwork that explores the abstraction of ideas and representations.
- Create 3D artwork that is original in conveying a distinct point of view.
- Create copper foil design.
Learning Standard 4 – Drafting, Revising, and Exhibiting
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the processes of creating and exhibiting their own artwork: drafts, critique, self-assessment, refinement, and exhibit preparation.
- Demonstrate the ability to conceptualize, organize, and complete long-term projects, alone and in groups.
- Demonstrate the ability to develop an idea through multiple stages, responding to criticism and self-assessment.
- Prepare a body of artwork that demonstrates a progression of ideas and skills over time.
- Select an artwork for display and be able to explain reason for choice.
- Create sketches which must be approved before starting work.
- Create a body of work that represents several media, including the progression of ideas from preliminary sketch to finished work in each medium.
- Demonstrate an ability to see one’s personal style and compare and contract it to historical and contemporary styles.
- Draw from other disciplines inthe creation of a single work.
- Organize and present a work which shows the progression from concept to finished work forothers to view.
Learning Standard 5 – Critical Response
Students will describe and analyze their own work and the work of others, using appropriate visual arts vocabulary. When appropriate, students will connect their analyses to interpretation and evaluation.
- Identify the differences between traditional sculpture and modern sculpture.
- Demonstrate the ability to compare and contrast two or more works of art, orally and in writing, using appropriate vocabulary.
- Use published sources, either traditional or electronic, to research the body of work of an artist and present findings in a visual form.
- Critique one’s own work, the work of peers, and the work of professional artists, and demonstrate understanding of the formal, cultural, and historical contexts of the work.
Learning Standard 6 – Purposes and Meanings of the Arts
Students will describe the purposes for which works of dance, music, visual arts, and architecture were and are created, and when appropriate, interpret their meanings.
Learning Standard 7 – Roles of Artists in Communities
Students will describe the roles of artists, patrons, cultural organizations, and art institutions in societies of the past and present.
Standard 8 – Concepts of Style, Stylistic Influence, and Stylistic Change
Students will demonstrate their understanding of styles, stylistic influence and stylistic change by identifying when and where art works were created, and by analyzing characteristic features of art works from various historical periods, cultures, and genres.
Learning Standard 9 – Inventions, Technologies, and the Arts
Students will describe and analyze how performing and visual artists use and have used materials, inventions, and technologies in their work.
Standard 10 – Interdisciplinary Connections
Students will apply their knowledge of the arts to the study of English language arts, foreign languages, health, history and social science, mathematics, and technology/engineering.