Visual Arts II
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The learner will develop critical and creative thinking skills and perceptual awareness necessary for understanding and producing art.
Plan and organize for creating art.
Develop strategies for imagining and implementing images.
Discuss the qualities of multiple solutions and devise a framework for making good choices.
Acquire concepts and images from a variety of sources to create original art.
Show how ideas develop and evolve over a period time.
Develop perceptual awareness through the use of all senses.
Expand a working knowledge of the vocabulary of art.
The learner will develop skills necessary for understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes.
Continue to explore unique properties and potential of materials and media.
Use appropriate techniques and processes for working with each material.
Communicate and express ideas through a variety of materials and techniques.
Evaluate and select materials, techniques and processes to facilitate the creation of work.
Demonstrate the safe and responsible use of tools and materials.
The learner will organize the components of a work into a cohesive whole through knowledge of organizational principles of design and art elements.
Recognize, apply and evaluate the elements of art in an aesthetic composition.
Recognize, apply and evaluate the design principles used in composition.
Demonstrate the value of intuitive perceptions in the problem-solving process.
Demonstrate the value of experimentation in the problem-solving process.
Demonstrate the value of critical thought and analysis in the problem-solving process.
Demonstrate the ability to form and defend judgments about the characteristics and structures to accomplish commercial, personal, communal or other purposes of art.
The learner will choose and evaluate a range of subject matter and ideas to communicate intended meaning in artworks.
Use life surroundings and personal experiences to visually express ideas and feelings.
Interpret the environment through art.
Invent original and personal imagery to convey meaning and not rely on copying, tracing, patterns or duplicated materials.
Research and demonstrate how artists develop personal imagery and style.
Apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in artworks and use the skills gained to solve problems in daily life.
The learner will understand the visual arts in relation to history and cultures.
Know that the visual arts have a history, purpose and function in all cultures.
Identify specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times and places.
Compare relationships of works of art to one another in terms of history, aesthetics, and cultural/ethnic groups.
Research and write about the existence of art movements, periods, and styles.
Research and write about the existence of universal themes in art throughout history.
Recognize that cultures have different aesthetics and each individual is a product of his or her culture.
The learner will reflect upon and assess the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others.
Understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art.
Describe how people's experiences influence the development of specific artworks.
Accept other's work and ideas as unique expression of themselves.
Recognize that what is not understood is sometimes devalued.
Recognize the constructive role of failure as a part of the creative process.
Critique artwork through the use of: proper vocabulary, art elements and design principles, meaning, feeling, mood and ideas, oral and written expression.
Understand there are varied responses to specific artworks.
Accept and offer constructive criticism.
The learner will perceive connections between visual arts and other disciplines.
Identify connections, similarities and differences between the visual arts and other disciplines.
Describe ways the art elements and design principles interrelate within all arts disciplines.
Further explore universal themes that exist within the arts disciplines.
Compare characteristics of visual arts within a particular historical period or style with ideas, issues or themes in other disciplines.
Develop the use of current technology and its impact on visual arts.
The learner will develop an awareness of art as an avocation and profession.
Develop an awareness of art as an avocation.
Develop an awareness of art as a profession.
Discover that art provides an opportunity for lifelong learning.
Investigate the necessary preparation to pursue various careers in visual arts.