• GRADE SIX

     

    The standards for grade six emphasize exploration. Using the elements of art and the principles of design as a framework, students will investigate a variety of experiences and concepts. Students will explore various two-dimensional and three-dimensional art media, using a variety of expressive and technical approaches. Students will understand the factors that distinguish artistic styles and that clarify the role of art in American culture. Through critical examination, students will determine how artists convey meaning through the use of forms, media, and symbols. Students will test and develop their own ideas regarding the nature of art and will encounter philosophical and ethical questions. Upon the successful completion of the visual arts standards for grade six, students will possess the skills that will allow them to evaluate the effects of various influences on the discipline of the visual arts.

     

    visual communication and production
     

    6.1 The student will solve design problems, using color relationships selected from the color wheel.

    6.2 The student will use the principles of design, including proportion, rhythm, balance, emphasis, variety, and unity, to express ideas and create images.

    6.3 The student will use one-point perspective to create the illusion of depth in a two-dimensional drawing.

    6.4 The student will depict the proportional relationships among the parts of the human body or among other objects.

    6.5 The student will use visual memory skills to produce a work of art.

    6.6 The student will use appropriate art media and techniques to create both visual and tactile textures in works of art.

    6.7 The student will use chiaroscuro to create the illusion of form in a work of art.

    6.8 The student will produce a kinetic work of art.

    6.9 The student will utilize fantasy as a means of expression in works of art.

    6.10 The student will use computer graphics and computer-generated text to create original works of art.

     

    cultural context and art history
     

    6.11 The student will describe and discuss various types of collaborative art careers.

    6.12 The student will identify the components of an artist’s style, including materials, design, technique, and subject matter.

    6.13 The student will identify major art movements in American culture from 1877 to the present, with emphasis on relating these movements to changes in science and technology.

    6.14 The student will identify how artists contribute to society.

     

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    6.15 The student will discuss the ways that art can be persuasive.

    6.16 The student will explain how the elements of art, the principles of design, art techniques, and art media influence meaning in works of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art.

    6.17 The student will demonstrate inquiry skills and appropriate art vocabulary for

    1. describing works of art;

    2. responding to works of art;

    3. interpreting works of art; and

    4. evaluating works of art.

    6.18 The student will interpret the ideas and emotions expressed in works of art, using appropriate art vocabulary.

    6.19 The student will identify the relationship between art processes and final solutions.

    6.20 The student will identify and examine ethical standards in the use of

    1. print and digital images;

    2. materials protected by copyright; and

    3. information technology.

     

    aesthetics
     

    6.21 The student will respond to works of art and analyze those responses in terms of cultural and visual meaning.

    6.22 The student will generate philosophical questions regarding meanings in works of art.

    6.23 The student will describe the manner in which the belief systems of a viewer may influence contemplation of works of art.

    6.24 The student will explain orally and in writing the means by which visual art evokes sensory and emotional responses.

     

     

     

     GRADE SEVEN

     

    The standards for grade seven continue to emphasize exploration, analysis, and investigation of the creative process. Students will develop technical skills that empower them to communicate ideas visually, with the focus on realistic representations of their environment. Students will acquire knowledge that permits them to identify art styles and the periods to which those styles belong. In addition, students will become aware of a variety of art careers that they may consider. They will develop inquiry skills and

    vocabulary as they explore the meaning of works of art, using analysis of subject matter, themes, and symbols. Students will develop an increased awareness of the nature of art and of their relationship to it as they explore the meaning and value of works of art.

     

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    7.1 The student will identify and use analogous, complementary, and monochromatic color relationships in works of art.

    7.2 The student will create the illusion of movement in two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art.

    7.3 The student will apply in two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art the elements of art and the principles of design, including line, shape, form, color, value, texture, space, proportion, rhythm, balance, emphasis, variety, and unity.

    7.4 The student will use line variations, including directionality, width, and implied line, to create contrasting qualities in a composition.

    7.5 The student will communicate information and ideas through illustration.

    7.6 The student will create the illusion of depth in two-dimensional works of art, using a variety of the following devices:

    1. Overlapping;

    2. Atmospheric perspective;

    3. Diminishing size and detail; and

    4. Object placement in the picture plane.

    7.7 The student will create contour line drawings that demonstrate perceptual skill.

    7.8 The student will use two-point perspective to create the illusion of depth in a two-dimensional drawing.

    7.9 The student will create two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art, integrating the elements of art and principles of design.

    7.10 The student will create three-dimensional works of art, using geometric forms.

    7.11 The student will create works of art by representing and interpreting ideas from other fields of knowledge.

    7.12 The student will use mechanical graphic arts instruments and devices to solve commercial design problems.

    7.13 The student will use computer design programs to create original works of art.

    7.14 The student will use problem-solving skills to create a work of art that communicates ideas or emotions.

     

    cultural context and art history
     

    7.15   The student will compare various art careers as well as the methods of preparing

    for them.

    7.16 The student will identify styles and themes in contemporary and historical

    works of art.

    7.17 The student will compare and contrast the characteristics of public art,

    including monuments.

    7.18 The student will examine the uses and impact of persuasive techniques in

    print and electronic media.

     

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    7.19 The student will explore and identify subjects, themes, and symbols as they relate to meaning in works of art.

    7.20 The student will understand the use of personal information, artist intent, cultural influences, and historical context for interpretation of works of art.

    7.21 The student will identify and apply criteria for judging works of art.

    7.22 The student will identify and examine ethical and legal considerations in the use of

    appropriated images and information.

    7.23 The student will analyze, interpret, and judge works of art based on biographical, historical, or contextual information.

    7.24 The student will compare and contrast personal experiences with the life experiences depicted in works of art from other cultures.

    7.25 The student will identify the processes artists use to create works of art, using analysis of rough sketches, drafts, and series.

     

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    7.26 The student will analyze and describe how factors of time and place influence visual characteristics that give meaning and value to a work of art.

    7.27 The student will generate questions about the nature of art and possible answers to the questions.

    7.28 The student will describe ways that social and cultural beliefs can influence responses to works of art.

    7.29 The student will describe personal responses to the visual qualities of a work of art.

    7.30 The student will investigate the purposes of art.

     

     GRADE EIGHT

     

    The standards in grade eight focus on the synthesis and application of previously learned concepts. Using traditional and emerging technologies, students are able to apply more complex technical skills as they manipulate the elements of art and the principles of design, art media, and ideas. Students will acquire art skills that enable them to make conscious choices of media and techniques for expressive purposes.

    Students will produce works of art that are developed from preliminary ideas and sketches. They will compare and contrast art from different world cultures and investigate how context can influence meaning. Students will debate the purposes of art, formulate reasoned responses to meaningful art questions, develop their own criteria for making art judgments, and develop a personal aesthetic. The acquisition of these skills enables students to develop a world view, placing the discipline of art within a broader context, and relating it to other fields of knowledge.

     

    visual communication and production
     

    8.1 The student will create works of art that emphasize specific formal color relationships.

    8.2 The student will further expand and develop the use of the elements of art and the principles of design.

    8.3 The student will use aerial perspective to create the illusion of depth in a two-dimensional drawing.

    8.4 The student will use multiple-point perspective to create the illusion of depth in a two-dimensional drawing.

    8.5 The student will use line to create value in a work of art.

    8.6 The student will create three-dimensional works of art, using a variety of themes and processes.

    8.7 The student will identify and analyze the uses of typography in graphic arts.

    8.8 The student will demonstrate skill in combining text and imagery, using computer technology.

    8.9 The student will create and maintain an art portfolio.

    8.10 The student will apply ethical procedures in the execution of works of art.

    8.11 The student will provide evidence of the critical and artistic processes used to achieve final art solutions in personal works of art by documenting preparation, rough drafts, and final solutions.

     

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    8.12 The student will identify the roles of artists (e.g., graphic artists, animators, videographers, photographers, advertising artists) in mass media.

    8.13 The student will identify and analyze art and architecture from various world cultures, periods, or civilizations by styles, symbolism, and technological impact.

    8.14 The student will describe and place a variety of works in historical and cultural contexts.

    8.15 The student will compare and contrast works of art according to medium, period, style, and artist.

     

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    8.16 The student will analyze the effect the elements of art and the principles of design have on the communication of ideas.

    8.17 The student will investigate and discuss the use of social, cultural, and historical context as they contribute to meaning in a work of art.

    8.18 The student will communicate how personal experiences influence critical judgments about and interpretations of works of art.

    8.19 The student will critique in oral and written form, personal work and the work of others, using appropriate art vocabulary.

     

    aesthetics
     

    8.20 The student will discuss and analyze the purposes, values, and meanings of works of art.

    8.21 The student will formulate and respond to meaningful questions about works of art, based on observations and interpretations.

    8.22 The student will describe personal sensory responses to the visual qualities of a work of art, using appropriate art vocabulary.