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

Making

Standard 1
Students will assemble and create works of art, manipulate art media, and organize images with the elements and principles of art.

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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 art media, techniques, and processes.
  3. Practice safe and responsible use of art media, equipment, and studio space.

Objective 2
Create works of art using art elements and principles.

  1. Create expressive works of art using art elements, including form, texture, value, and depth.
  2. Create expressive works of art using principles to organize the art elements, including unity and emphasis.

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. Analyze artworks regarding use of art elements and principles.
  2. Examine the functions of art.
  3. Interpret works of art.

Objective 2
Evaluate works of art.

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

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

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 view of the Egyptians, tenebrism of the Baroque.
  2. Analyze the impact of time, place, and 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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