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Fine Arts - Secondary (Fall 2017) Curriculum Secondary Visual Arts - Grades 7 and 8 (Fall 2017)
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Core Standards of the Course

Strand: CREATE (7–8.V.CR.)
Students will generate artistic work by conceptualizing, organizing, and completing their artistic ideas. They will refine original work through persistence, reflection, and evaluation (Standards 7–8.V.CR.1–11).

Standard 7–8.V.CR.1:
Apply methods to overcome creative blocks.

Standard 7–8.V.CR.2:
Document early stages of the creative process visually and/or verbally in traditional or new media.

Standard 7–8.V.CR.3:
Develop criteria to guide making a work of art or design to meet an identified goal.

Standard 7–8.V.CR.4:
Collaboratively shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using traditional or contemporary practices of art or design.

Standard 7–8.V.CR.5:
Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

Standard 7–8.V.CR.6:
Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of art-making or designing.

Standard 7–8.V.CR.7:
Demonstrate awareness of ethical responsibility to oneself and others when posting and sharing images and other materials through the Internet, social media, and other communication formats.

Standard 7–8.V.CR.8:
Demonstrate awareness of practices, issues, and ethics of appropriation, fair use, copyright, open source, and creative commons as they apply to creating works of art and design.

Standard 7–8.V.CR.9:
Apply visual organizational strategies to design and produce a work of art, design, or media that clearly communicates information or ideas.

Standard 7–8.V.CR.10:
Select, organize, and design images and words to make visually clear and compelling presentations.

Standard 7–8.V.CR.11:
Reflect on and explain important information about personal artwork in an artist statement or another format, and apply relevant criteria to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for a work of art or design in progress.


Strand: PRESENT (7–8.V.P.)
Students will analyze, interpret, refine and select artistic work for presentation. They will convey meaning in the manner in which the art is presented (Standards 7–8.V.P.1–4).

Standard 7–8.V.P.1:
Compare and contrast how technologies have changed the way artwork is preserved, presented, and experienced.

Standard 7–8.V.P.2:
Develop and apply criteria for evaluating a collection of artwork for presentation.

Standard 7–8.V.P.3:
Develop skills and concepts to refine artistic work for presentation by analyzing and evaluating methods for preparing and presenting art based on criteria, by collaboratively preparing and presenting selected theme-based artwork for display, and by formulating exhibition narratives for the viewer.

Standard 7–8.V.P.4:
Express meaning through the presentation of artistic work by comparing and contrasting, viewing, and experiencing collections and exhibitions in different venues, actual and virtual; and by analyzing why and how an exhibition or collection may influence ideas, beliefs, and experiences.


Strand: RESPOND (7–8.V.R.)
Students will understand, evaluate, and articulate how works of art convey meaning for the observer as well as the creator (Standards 7–8.V.R.1–6).

Standard 7–8.V.R.1:
Explain how the method of display, the location, and the experience of an artwork influence how it is perceived and valued.

Standard 7–8.V.R.2:
Explain how a person’s aesthetic choices are influenced by culture and environment.

Standard 7–8.V.R.3:
Analyze multiple ways that images influence specific audience.

Standard 7–8.V.R.4:
Compare and contrast contexts and media in which viewers encounter images that influence ideas, emotions, and actions.

Standard 7–8.V.R.5:
Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work and process by analyzing how the interaction of subject matter, characteristics of form and structure, use of media, art-making approaches, and relevant contextual information contribute to understanding messages, ideas, or mood conveyed.

Standard 7–8.V.R.6:
Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work and process by comparing and explaining the difference between an evaluation of an artwork based on personal criteria and an evaluation of an artwork based on a set of established criteria, and by creating a convincing and logical argument to support an evaluation of art.


Strand: CONNECT (7–8.V.CO.)
Students will relate artistic skills, ideas, and work with personal meaning and external context (Standards 7–8.V.CO.1–4).

Standard 7–8.V.CO.1:
Individually or collaboratively, create visual documentation of places and times in which people gather to make and experience art or design in the community.

Standard 7–8.V.CO.2:
Make art collaboratively to reflect on and reinforce positive aspects of group identity.

Standard 7–8.V.CO.3:
Analyze how response to art is influenced by understanding the time and place in which it was created, the available resources, and cultural uses.

Standard 7–8.V.CO.4:
Distinguish different ways art is used to represent, establish, reinforce, and reflect group identity.



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Email:  diana.suddreth@schools.utah.gov

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