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:

1. Achieve artistic purpose to communicate intent

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Create innovative works of art (DOK 3-4)
  2. Demonstrate personal responsibility in the planning, implementation and evaluation of works of art (DOK 1-2)
  3. Create works of art that depict personal, social, cultural, and political viewpoints while honoring ethnically sensitive topics (DOK 3-4)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How does creating and performing in the arts differ from viewing the arts?
  2. Do we make art for ourselves through intrinsic reflection?
  3. Is it art if no one ever sees it?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Studying art has no demographic boundaries because of the Internet and global information age.
  2. Sharing around art, culture, and traditions from every known part of the world are so readily available to contemporary artists.
  3. Developing a deeper understanding of art and cultural traditions reinforces the idea that art from cultural traditions may be appropriate to study, but may not be appropriate to replicate.
  4. Taking virtual tours of art museums and art collections from around the world connects us to art experiences that before the influx of technology were not possible.

Nature Of:

  1. Art is created for a variety of audiences.

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:

1. Achieve the ability to plan, anticipate outcomes, and demonstrate craftsmanship in creating a work of art

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Recognize, utilize, and demonstrate form, function, and craftsmanship when creating works of art (DOK 1-3)
  2. Generate works of art based on selected themes or anticipated goals (DOK 1-4)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How do artists plan for or anticipate outcomes?
  2. What does good craftsmanship mean or look like, and how does it vary in different cultures?
  3. How can quality in craftsmanship differ depending on the kinds of tools, materials, and techniques used?
  4. What, if anything, distinguishes "craft" from "art?"

Relevance & Application:

  1. Problem-solving, planning, and creating to produce a finished product are marketable job skills.
  2. Craftspeople and their work have been honored throughout history as exemplars of particular cultures.
  3. Works of art tell the stories of history and culture.

Nature Of:

  1. The distinguishable characteristics of craft impact the integrity of art-making.
  2. Learned patience is a characteristic of fine craftsmanship and can be translated to multiple career paths and real-life experiences.

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:

1. Plan the creation of a work of art

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Use planning tools to create works of art (DOK 1-2)
  2. Use the characteristics and expressive features of art and design to plan works of art (DOK 1-3)
  3. Evaluate the redirection and revision during the creative process (DOK 3-4)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How do you start a work of art?
  2. What are the steps involved in finishing a work of art?
  3. How do you depict intent in a work of art?

Relevance & Application:

  1. The marketable skills of problem-solving, planning, and creating generate a pathway from the art room to future careers, particularly in the areas of leadership such as project management, military command, education, and graphic and interior design.
  2. The ability to use sketches and planning strategies helps to organize within the creative process - much like planning and hypothesizing helps to inform the scientific process.

Nature Of:

  1. The visual arts allow for the actualization of an object, surface, or space. They transform materials and environments into representations of aesthetic, functional, or contextual value.

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Concepts and skills students master:

2. Explore various media, materials, and techniques used to create works of art

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Identify the use of media by analyzing the inherent physical properties (DOK 1-3)
  2. Recognize and utilize the individual characteristics of each medium (DOK 1-3)
  3. Identify and differentiate the relationships among media choice, art processes, and final solutions (DOK 1-3)
  4. Create works of art using a wide variety of contemporary and available media (DOK 3-4)
  5. Define and evaluate appropriate media choices to achieve desired results in works of art (DOK 1-3)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How do you use various tools, materials, techniques, and processes in the specific mediums?
  2. How do you know which tool, material, technique, or process to choose when creating a work of art?
  3. How can a certain media give a distinctive feeling or express a particular characteristic in a work of art?

Relevance & Application:

  1. The translation of knowledge into the many aspects of daily life is facilitated by the skills learned in art experiences such as trial and error, the process of elimination, comparing and contrasting, and problem-solving.
  2. Once a skill such as drawing, painting, ceramic work, sculpting, printmaking, weaving, and computer imaging is achieved in art, it can transfer inherent applications and conceptualizations to other disciplines.

Nature Of:

  1. Materials, processes, and techniques complement each other.
  2. Art-making is interdisciplinary and draws on the synergistic trans-disciplinary nature of aesthetic understanding.

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:

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.

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Concepts and skills students master:

3. Apply an understanding of art processes and creative thinking to plan and create art

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Compare and contrast different media and techniques (DOK 2)
  2. Research an idea or a technique to prepare for art-making (DOK 1-2)
  3. Create sketches or storyboards as needed to develop work on a final project (DOK 1-3)
  4. Provide multiple solutions for a given problem (DOK 1-3)
  5. Create works of art in response to historical events, written narratives, poetry, music, or dance (DOK 3-4)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How are characteristics of art valuable in creating art?
  2. How might artists employ new technologies in the creation of artwork?
  3. How have artists employed technology in the past?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Selection and implementation of appropriate media, tools, and technologies impacts the success of a completed work of art, requiring the artist's expert knowledge and skills.
  2. Artists employ new technologies to create artwork and have done so in the past.
  3. Art can be created from mathematical, literary, and scientific concepts.

Nature Of:

  1. Creative thinking is a process and involves a variety of steps.
  2. Skilled artists communicate more successfully.
  3. The artistic mindset can be used to create solutions in other fields of study.

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: 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.