Visual Arts Electives
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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.
Recognize in a world of imagination there is no right or wrong, but some solutions are better than others.
Recognize that images from reality and from fantasy may be used to create original art.
Show development of ideas across time.
Develop perceptual awareness through the use of all senses.
The learner will develop skills necessary for understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes.
Explore unique properties and potential of materials.
Learn techniques and processes for working with each material.
Use different media and techniques expressively.
Use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner.
The learner will organize the components of a work into a cohesive whole through knowledge of organizational principles of design and art elements.
Recognize and apply the elements of art in an aesthetic composition.
Recognize and apply the design principles used in composition.
Recognize that diverse solutions are preferable to predetermined visual solutions
Recognize the value of intuitive perceptions in the problem-solving process.
Recognize the value of experimentation in the problem-solving process.
The learner will choose and evaluate a range of subject matter and ideas to communicate intended meaning in artworks.
Demonstrate the use of life surroundings and personal experiences to express ideas and feelings visually.
Interpret the environment through art.
Invent original and personal imagery to convey meaning and not rely on copying, tracing, patterns or duplicated materials.
Explore how artists develop personal imagery and style.
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.
Recognize the existence of art movements, periods, and styles.
Recognize the existence of universal theme 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 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.
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.
Compare characteristics of visual arts within a particular historical period or style with ideas, issues or themes in other disciplines.
Recognize how current technology affects visual arts and other disciplines.
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, both vocationally and avocationally.