Visual Arts Education — Grade 4
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The learner will develop critical and creative thinking skills and perceptual awareness necessary for understanding and producing art.
Expand the sense of environment to include global awareness as a source of ideas for imagery.
Create work which approaches a higher level of realism.
Depict sequence of events in artwork.
Use complex symbols to fully explore ideas.
The learner will develop skills necessary for understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes.
Know about and correctly use stitchery needles and small hand tools.
Use additional art media, techniques and processes which may include:
- Fibers - stitchery, a variety of fiber weaving techniques, felting and quilting
- Cut paper - complex symmetrical folding and cutting;
- Sculpture - experiments with varied tools including small hand tools.
Increase skills with familiar materials.
Demonstrate one's own thought and feelings visually, using sequential, visual narrative.
The learner will organize the components of a work into a cohesive whole through knowledge of organizational principles of design and art elements.
Mix tints, shades and tones.
Differentiate horizontal, vertical, parallel, and diagonal lines.
Compare relative positions of objects in space through color intensity and value.
Exercise flexibility when approaching a problem-solving situation.
The learner will choose and evaluate a range of subject matter and ideas to communicate intended meaning in artworks.
Create extended visual narratives based on one's own life and experiences.
Discuss and/or write extended narratives based on one's own art.
Enumerate characteristics of artist's work that distinguish it from others.
Compare work of various artists' styles and cultures.
The learner will understand the visual arts in relation to history and cultures.
Recognize that art can serve more than one purpose and/or function in a given culture.
Make responses that are both knowledge-based and personal (objective and subjective).
Compare works of art from different times and cultures.
Compare works of art from one culture to that from another culture of the same time period.
Recognize an increased selection of works of art and artists.
Discuss themes which are most important to a particular culture.
Recognize that individuals are products of their own culture.
Explores the art and architecture of selected North Carolina artists.
The learner will reflect upon and assess the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others.
Describe how people's experiences influence the development of specific artworks.
Understand experience varies from individual to individual and from culture to culture.
Critique artwork through the use of design principles: emphasis, movement, repetition, space, balance, and value.
The learner will perceive connections between visual arts and other disciplines.
Recognize that in a particular place or time, shared beliefs or knowledge will affect the ideas, issues or themes in all disciplines.
Identify how technology affects how things look and how they are done.
The learner will develop an awareness of art as an avocation and profession.
Discuss how some ways of making art are different than in the past but some are the same.
Discuss how there are art related jobs today that did not exist in the past such as photographer, videographer and computer artist.