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Fine Arts - Visual Art Curriculum
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Core Standards of the Course


Standard 1
Students will assemble and create jewelry by manipulating art media and by organizing images with the elements and principles.

Objective 1
Refine techniques and processes in a variety of media.

  1. Experience and control a variety of media including current arts-related technologies.
  2. Select and analyze the expressive potential of jewelry media, techniques, and processes.
  3. Practice safe and responsible use of art media, equipment, and studio space.

Objective 2
Create jewelry using art elements and principles.

  1. Create expressive jewelry using art elements, including line, shape, form, and texture.
  2. Create expressive works of art using principles, including emphasis, contrast, balance, and unity, to organize the art elements.


Standard 2
Students will find meaning by analyzing, criticizing, and evaluating jewelry.

Objective 1
Critique jewelry.

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

Objective 2
Evaluate jewelry.

  1. Analyze and compare jewelry using a variety of aesthetic approaches.
  2. Evaluate jewelry based on its forming techniques, effective use of art elements and principles, fulfillment of functions, impact of content, expressive qualities, and aesthetic significance.


Standard 3
Students will create meaning in jewelry.

Objective 1
Create content in jewelry.

  1. Identify subject matter, metaphor, themes, symbols, and content in jewelry.
  2. Create jewelry that effectively communicates subject matter, metaphor, themes, symbols, or individually conceived content.
  3. Create divergent, novel, or individually inspired applications of jewelry media or art elements and principles that express content.

Objective 2
Curate jewelry 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 jewelry selected by themes such as mastery of a medium, Core objectives, and significant content.


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

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

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

Objective 2
Synthesize jewelry with other educational subjects.

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

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

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

UEN logo - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Cathy Jensen and see the Fine Arts - Visual Art website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - DIANA SUDDRETH .  
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