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Fine Arts - Visual Art Curriculum
Foundations I
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Core Standards of the Course

Making

Standard 1
Students will assemble and create works of art by experiencing a variety of art media and by learning the art elements and principles.

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Objective 1
Explore a variety of art media, techniques, and processes.

  1. Experiment with a variety of media, including current arts-related technologies.
  2. Experience the expressive possibilities of art media, techniques, and processes.
  3. Practice safe and responsible use of art media, equipment, and studio space.

Objective 2
Create works of art that show the use of the art elements and principles.

  1. Create expressive works of art using art elements, including line, shape, form, value, and color.
  2. Create expressive works of art using the art principles, including balance, repetition, color relationships, and emphasis, to organize the art elements.

Perceiving

Standard 2
Students will find meaning by analyzing, criticizing, and evaluating works of art.

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Objective 1
Critique works of art.

  1. Describe artworks according to use of art elements and principles.
  2. Examine the functions of art.
  3. Interpret works of art.

Objective 2
Evaluate works of art.

  1. Learn how to use aesthetic approaches to compare and discuss works of art.
  2. Evaluate works of art based on how they were created, effective use of the art elements and principles, fulfillment of functions, and expressive qualities.

Expressing

Standard 3
Students will create meaning in art.

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Objective 1
Create content in works of art.

  1. Identify subject matter, themes, and content in works of art.
  2. Create works of art that show subject matter, themes, or individually conceived content.
  3. Express subject matter, themes, or content through applications of art media and by applying the art elements and principles.

Objective 2
Curate works of art ordered by medium and content.

  1. Organize a portfolio that expresses a purpose such as mastery of a medium, objectives of this Core, or significant content.
  2. Exhibit works of art selected by themes such as mastery of a medium, Core objectives, and significant content.

Contextualizing

Standard 4
Students will find meaning in works of art through settings and other modes of learning.

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Objective 1
Align works of art according to history, geography, and personal experience.

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  1. Use visual characteristics to group artworks into historical, social, and cultural contexts; e.g., cubist views of the Egyptians, tenebrism of the Baroque.
  2. Analyze the impact of culture on works of art.
  3. Evaluate own relationship with artworks from various periods in history.

Objective 2
Synthesize art with other educational subjects.

  1. Integrate the visual arts with dance, music, and theater.
  2. Explore how visual arts can be integrated across disciplines.

Objective 3
Evaluate the impact of art on life outside of school.

  1. Examine careers related to visual arts.
  2. Predict how the visual arts can add quality to life and lifelong learning.

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