New Colorado P-12 Academic Standards

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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.

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Concepts and skills students master:

3. Utilize current and available technology to refine an idea, and create original and imaginative works of art

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Communicate complex ideas through technologically produced art and design such as graphic design, product design, architecture, landscape, and media arts (film, photography, and other multimedia formats) (DOK 3-4)
  2. Create two and three dimensional works of art using various computer design programs, and current and available technologies (DOK 2-4)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. What are ethical and legal considerations when using appropriated images and information?
  2. What are examples of artists throughout history who used their own current and available technology? How were these artists considered avant-garde or unique?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Evaluating the use of art in various technologies such as typography, the use of text, and the use of computer imagery allows for higher-order thinking.
  2. Understanding the meaning of ethical digital citizenship informs artistic license.
  3. Using technology in the critical artistic process helps achieve more professional works of art.

Nature Of:

  1. Contemporary technological advances in art transform idea, style, and form into a multitude of interpretations.

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.

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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:

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: Fourth Grade
Standard: 3. Invent and Discover to Create

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Concepts and skills students master:

1. Use media to express and communicate ideas about an issue of personal interest

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Utilize the characteristics and expressive features of art and design in media and technology to convey meaning (DOK 1-3)
  2. Communicate values and belief systems visually (DOK 3-4)
  3. Express intended meaning (DOK 3-4)
  4. Generate works of art based on specific themes of personal interest

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How are ideas or feelings expressed visually?
  2. How does an artist come up with ideas?
  3. What are ways artists speak to values in works of art?
  4. How can knowledge of science, math, reading, or writing inform art-making?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Art can use technology such as digital images, video, animation, the Internet, and conferencing to explain ideas.
  2. Communication can permit artists to direct their intent to an audience and is one of many components in art-making.
  3. Art can be used to articulate values and beliefs across subject matter.
  4. The understanding of other disciplines' concepts and purposes can inform the creation of works of art.

Nature Of:

  1. Studio skills and processes are important for visual communication.

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.