New Colorado P-12 Academic Standards

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Content Area: Visual Arts
Grade Level Expectations: High School
Standard: 3. Invent and Discover to Create

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Concepts and skills students master:

1. Demonstrate competency in traditional and new art media, and apply appropriate and available technology to express ideas

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Articulate ideas that can be expressed in traditional, advanced, and evolving media (DOK 1-2)
  2. Investigate and document a wide range of traditional, advanced, and evolving media used in creating images that communicate ideas (DOK 1-3)
  3. Create works of art representing traditional subject matter that use new media (DOK 3-4)
  4. Create works of art representing personal narratives that use new media (DOK 1-4)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How can information be shared artistically?
  2. How does creating art differ from viewing art?
  3. What differentiates art-making technologies?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Skills in art and design are employed to create three-dimensional animation, film, gaming, and environmental graphic design.
  2. The identification of personal narratives in art and the translation of their meaning using new media allows for the development of the personal, self-direction skills necessary to be an artist.
  3. The translation of media allows for the development of skills to work within the commercial art environment.
  4. Through new technologies, studio skills have evolved beyond the traditional skills, and yet can still rely on the foundational structures to create new skills.

Nature Of:

  1. Though the artist's imagination and intuition drive the work, great art and design require skills and discipline to turn notions into a quality product.

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Concepts and skills students master:

2. Assess and produce art with various materials and methods

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Skillfully use a variety of techniques and media to create works of art (DOK 1-4)
  2. Discern and articulate the quality of personal works of art using a variety of reflective processes (DOK 1-4)
  3. Demonstrate collaboration to create works of art (DOK 1-2)
  4. Create works of art that speak to personal artistic opinion in response to cultural contexts (DOK 3-4)
  5. Skillfully create and exhibit one's own works of art (DOK 1-4)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How are the characteristics and expressive features of art and design used to create art?
  2. How can an artist create works of art through combining, expanding, and sequencing?
  3. What problem-solving skills are employed in making works of art?

Relevance & Application:

  1. The use of current technology as an adjunct to creating art opens the door to creating new works, and discovering lost works of art.
  2. Visual arts rely on reflective processes to create new and evolved works of art through introspection, collaboration, global connection, experimentation, and research.

Nature Of:

  1. The visual arts serve multiple functions such as enlightenment, education, therapy, and entertainment.

Content Area: Visual Arts
Grade Level Expectations: Eighth Grade
Standard: 3. Invent and Discover to Create

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Concepts and skills students master:

2. Demonstrate technical proficiency and craftsmanship when planning

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Express and debate how works of art can be inspired by an artist's imagination (DOK 1-3)
  2. Create works of art that are display-ready (DOK 1-3)
  3. Demonstrate conceptualization skills such as idea generation, brainstorming, and graphic organizers (DOK 1-2)
  4. Apply the characteristics and expressive features of art and design to solve a problem (DOK 1-4)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How does creating and performing in the arts differ from viewing the arts?
  2. Why is it important for an artist to develop a sense of personal responsibility when creating art?
  3. How does an artist find ideas to create art?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Individual ownership in the art-making process is established through meeting deadlines and understanding responsible use of materials, portfolios, progress monitoring, and digital and electronic portfolios such as free online student galleries, blogs, and wikis.
  2. The display of works of art with pride and care such as on a pedestal, with a mat, or with a frame completes the art-making process; builds awareness about knowing when a work of art is finished; and provides context for the purpose of art and an increased sense of ownership.
  3. Works of art that employ new ideas, feelings, and values use different media, technologies, styles, and forms of expression.
  4. Craftsmanship is demonstrated through refining ideas in response to feedback and self-evaluation.

Nature Of:

  1. Although imagination and intuition drive the artist's work, great art requires established skill sets, dedication, perseverance, and the personal discipline necessary to transform ideas into quality products.

Content Area: Visual Arts
Grade Level Expectations: Seventh Grade
Standard: 3. Invent and Discover to Create

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Concepts and skills students master:

2. Restructure and apply the technical skills and processes required to achieve desired results in producing works of art

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Create works of art from observation, photographs and stored mental images (DOK 3-4)
  2. Demonstrate and apply perceptual skills to create works of art (DOK 3-4)
  3. Research and communicate personal ideas and interests in works of art (DOK 3-4)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How can knowledge of art skills be used to create works of art?
  2. Why is it important to use art tools and media correctly?
  3. How is restructuring art different from creating an original work of art?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Greater spatial awareness occurs when learned knowledge of technical skills engages in trans-disciplinary contexts.
  2. Visual information that is restructured guides learners and viewers toward divergent thinking opportunities.
  3. Technical art terminology that is related to other disciplines such as drafting, computer-aided design, landscaping, mathematics, and science allows for varied viewpoints and interpretations.

Nature Of:

  1. Visual illustration communicates information and ideas through attention to technical skill.

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Concepts and skills students master:

3. Use various media, materials, and tools to express specific meaning in works of art

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Create works of art using a variety of media and materials (DOK 3-4)
  2. Create works of art that convey intended meaning (DOK 3-4)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. What makes the artistic process artistic?
  2. What are the implications of following a teacher's or master artist's advice on materials and techniques used in a work of art?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Commercial design problems can be solved using graphic art skills such as experimentation, research, and the application of fundamental design strategies in new contexts.
  2. Visual art is connected to other arts disciplines, social activities, mass media, and careers.
  3. Knowledge of visual arts media, materials, and tools provide a repertoire for interpreting the world around us.
  4. Artists create artworks for different purposes, including personal, functional, decorative, symbolic, social, cultural, and political.

Nature Of:

  1. The desire to make art relates specifically to the characteristics and expressive features of the media, materials, tools, and art process used to create the work of art.

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Concepts and skills students master:

4. Utilize current, available technology as a primary medium to create original works of art

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Manipulate works of art through technology (DOK 1-3)
  2. Create personal two and three dimensional works of art using computer design programs that combine current and available technologies (DOK 2-4)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How does technology impact art in everyday life?
  2. How does current and available technology differ from modern to historic times?
  3. What would have been current and available technology for Monet or another artist, and how would they have used it?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Social networking sites, audio and visual handheld devices, and many other technical applications such as contemporary cell phone designs, texting devices, websites, blogs, Internet and hypernet applications, and Internet search engines rely on quality artistic design for their function and reliability.
  2. The ability to use technology including (and often combining) video, immersive virtual reality, the World Wide Web, wireless technology, performance, large-scale art installations, and interactive exhibitions as an art tool in real-world situations engages multiple audiences and adds relevance to the work of art created.
  3. The manipulation of works of art through technology furthers careers for a variety of artists in contemporary society such as designers, printmakers, sculptors, multimedia artists and designers, photographers, video and digital film makers, architects, interior designers, fabric and textile artists and designers, and ceramicists.

Nature Of:

  1. Design and layout are important components of modern 21st century electronic applications.
  2. Technology can impact intent and the rendition of a message in a work of art.

Content Area: Visual Arts
Grade Level Expectations: Sixth Grade
Standard: 3. Invent and Discover to Create

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Concepts and skills students master:

3. Utilize current, available technology to refine ideas in works of art

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Evaluate the use of various technological processes use to make art (DOK 1-3)
  2. Recognize and discuss how technology operates in the creation of works of art (DOK 1-3)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How is technology restricted?
  2. How is art manipulated beyond computers?
  3. What, besides computers, is considered technology?
  4. What are some philosophical questions regarding the use of technology to create art?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Digital and electronic media manipulation and the use of a projector, chemical reaction, or specific process to produce or manipulate an image provide many avenues for refining and adapting works of art.
  2. Copyright and legalities of image reproduction impact visual resources and free access to works of art.
  3. Technological advances allow for the computerized, digital analysis of works of art by the great masters as well as the authentication of works of art in major collections, holdings, and museums.

Nature Of:

  1. Technology is a tool, not a way to replace the craft of creating art.

Content Area: Visual Arts
Grade Level Expectations: Fifth Grade
Standard: 3. Invent and Discover to Create

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Concepts and skills students master:

1. Use artistic media and expression to communicate personal and objective points of view

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Employ the characteristics and expressive features of art and design to express ideas (DOK 1-3)
  2. Problem-solve using traditional and contemporary media and technologies (DOK 1-3)
  3. Create works of art individually and collaboratively that communicate artistic intent (DOK 1-4)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. What is the relationship between technology and art?
  2. How is it possible for technology as media to impact art and art-making?
  3. Why is creative collaboration important?
  4. Where do ideas come from, and how do they evolve?
  5. What topics, themes, and issues does public art address?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Art defines and maintains personal experimentation and creation.
  2. Selection and implementation of appropriate media, tools, and technologies impacts the success of a completed work of art.
  3. Painters choose watercolor, oil, or acrylic paint, depending on how well the media conveys intent.

Nature Of:

  1. Media and technology are the messengers of art processes; they distinguish visual quality.
  2. Working individually and collaboratively requires different skills.

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Concepts and skills students master:

2. Create art using technological media

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Demonstrate appropriate choice of media and materials to communicate ideas (DOK 1-2)
  2. Create artwork in a variety of genre (DOK 1-4)
  3. Create innovative and respectful interpretations of art after studying a variety of art cultures, periods, and styles (DOK 3-4)
  4. Use tools, equipment, and materials with appropriate care and safety (DOK 1)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. Who directs the creative process and is responsible for the outcomes?
  2. What does good craftsmanship look like?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Art provides opportunities for experimentation and creation.
  2. Selection and implementation of appropriate media, tools, and technologies impacts the success of a completed work of art, requiring the artist to experiment, hypothesize, and make decisions.
  3. Genre reflects the history and culture of the time and place.
  4. Media are trans-disciplinary and can be used in science, engineering, and medicine - and to create art.

Nature Of:

  1. Studio skills and processes complement intended meaning.
  2. One way artists demonstrate their pride and personal sense of responsibility for their work is through good craftsmanship.

Content Area: Visual Arts
Grade Level Expectations: Fourth Grade
Standard: 3. Invent and Discover to Create

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Concepts and skills students master:

2. Materials and processes can be used in traditional, unique, and inventive ways

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Use traditional and contemporary media technologies (DOK 1-2)
  2. Describe observations made during the art-making process (DOK 1-2)
  3. Problem-solve the various properties of a variety of tools and materials (DOK 1-3)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. What materials and processes do you prefer, and why?
  2. Can an artist create new art materials and processes?
  3. What are unique ways to use materials and processes?
  4. What new technologies might be of interest to artists?

Relevance & Application:

  1. New technologies, including video and digital technologies, can affect how an artist determines an artwork's intent.
  2. Discoveries in art can be applied to other disciplines.
  3. Products are designed with the interest and knowledge of consumers in mind.

Nature Of:

  1. Processes evolve over time.

Content Area: Visual Arts
Grade Level Expectations: Third Grade
Standard: 3. Invent and Discover to Create

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Concepts and skills students master:

1. Use basic media to express ideas through the art-making process

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Demonstrate with art media the use of basic characteristics and expressive features in art and design (DOK 1-3)
  2. Communicate an idea visually (DOK 1-3)
  3. Make works of art based on a familiar idea (DOK 1-3)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. Why are some characteristics of art and expressive features in art and design used more than others?
  2. What tools do artists use to express their ideas?
  3. How can art be related to other subject areas?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Selection and implementation of appropriate media can impact an artwork's success.
  2. Technology tools used for art making broadens the range of media available to contemporary artists.
  3. Art can be used to express ideas in poems and short stories.

Nature Of:

  1. Art reflects ideas.

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Concepts and skills students master:

2. Demonstrate basic studio skills

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to experiment with traditional and contemporary media and technologies (DOK 1-3)
  2. Create two- and three-dimensional works individually and collaboratively (DOK 1-4)
  3. Select tools and materials as directed for a given project or purpose (DOK 1)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. What are the distinguishing characteristics of various two- and three-dimensional media?
  2. What kinds of skills do artists need?
  3. Why does the selection of tools in the art-making process impact the result?
  4. What are the important processes in creating works of art?
  5. How does something become art?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Art provides opportunities for informed decision-making in choosing types of media, technologies, and tools.
  2. Works of art within a community are created using a variety of media and techniques.
  3. Artists, marketing agencies, and graphic designers use personal experience to create works of art.

Nature Of:

  1. Art is about experimentation.

Content Area: Visual Arts
Grade Level Expectations: Second Grade
Standard: 3. Invent and Discover to Create

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Concepts and skills students master:

1. Use familiar symbols to identify and demonstrate characteristics and expressive features of art and design

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Create works of art using familiar and commercial symbols such as hearts, suns, and logos (DOK 1-2)
  2. Create presentation-ready works of art (DOK 1-3)
  3. Choose appropriate materials to make art (DOK 1-2)
  4. Create works of art using various modalities (DOK 1-3)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How does creating and performing in the arts differ from viewing the arts?
  2. How is art discussed?
  3. How do artists choose their materials to make works of art?
  4. How do artists know when they are finished making a work of art?

Relevance & Application:

  1. The arts serve multiple functions such as enlightenment, education, and entertainment.
  2. Though the artist's imagination and intuition drive the work, great art requires skills and discipline to turn notions into quality products.
  3. The artistic process can lead to unforeseen or unpredictable outcomes such as "happy accidents" that occur in making art, or technical or material challenges that lead to discovering something new.

Nature Of:

  1. Active participation in the arts leads to a comprehensive understanding of the imaginative and creative process.

Content Area: Visual Arts
Grade Level Expectations: First Grade
Standard: 3. Invent and Discover to Create

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Concepts and skills students master:

1. Create art to communicate ideas, feelings, or emotions

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Use art media and processes to express, ideas, feelings, and emotions (DOK 1-3)
  2. Create an age appropriate plan to inform the art-making process (DOK 1-3)
  3. Use various modalities to express feeling, ideas, and emotions (DOK 1-4)
  4. Explain choices made in the art-making process (DOK 1-3)
  5. Identify and discuss ways to express ideas in creating works of art (DOK 1-3)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. Why did you choose to use ______ to convey your intent?
  2. How do artists make art?
  3. Why do artists make art?
  4. What do artists make art about?
  5. How does art make the viewer feel?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Technology can be used to create works of art.
  2. Artists can use a variety of tools and materials to create art.
  3. Art exists in all subject matters.

Nature Of:

  1. Artists communicate ideas.

Content Area: Visual Arts
Grade Level Expectations: Kindergarten
Standard: 3. Invent and Discover to Create

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Concepts and skills students master:

1. Create two- and three-dimensional works of art based on personal relevance

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Use trial and error and reorganize materials and processes to create works of art (DOK 1-3)
  2. Make plans to create works of art (DOK 1-3)
  3. Explain the outcomes of the art-making process (DOK 1-3)
  4. Use materials safely (DOK 1)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How can art tell your story?
  2. Why do artists choose certain art materials over others?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Art interprets the visual qualities of media through traditional and new technological approaches.
  2. The art process demonstrates a variety of planning strategies.

Nature Of:

  1. Personal stories live through art and can communicate intent.

Content Area: Visual Arts
Grade Level Expectations: Preschool
Standard: 3. Invent and Discover to Create

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Concepts and skills students master:

1. Create works of art based on personal relevance

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Use trial and error to create works of art that arrive at a desired outcome (DOK 1-4)
  2. Use art materials safely and with respect in any environment (DOK 1)
  3. Create visual narratives from familiar stories and subject matter (DOK 1-3)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How can art be about you?
  2. How can art be personal?
  3. How can art tell a story?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Art connects with the senses through art-making.

Nature Of:

  1. Personal stories are alive in art.