Art

paletteSixth Grade-Explorer Art

Sixth-grade students in Explorer Art learn the basic elements of design used to create a visual work. Students will explore these elements through basic design exercises and experiences in different art mediums. Students will have opportunities to experience printmaking, portraiture, perspective drawing, color mixing, poster art, along with other projects and mediums. The concept of craftsmanship is introduced and its role in creating a quality work of art. Cleanup of art materials, tools, and equipment and the importance of being environmentally safe when using art materials is emphasized. Sixth graders will learn how to critique their artwork using art terminology and concepts in order to verbally express a nonverbal process. They will also study artwork from different art periods and reflect on what was happening politically, socially and culturally in society during these times. Lastly, students will spend time exploring and developing skills used in creativity including brainstorming, problem solving, imagination, and relaxation.

6th VA.2.CR2.6 1. Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design with attention to quality craftsmanship and organizational structures (i.e. elements & principles of design). 2. Explain environmental implications of conservation, care, and cleanup of art materials, tools, and equipment.

VA.3.CR3.6.3 Utilize personal reflection and critical feedback to refine technical proficiency, intentionality, aesthetic judgment and expressive capability.

VA.5.PR2.6.3 Understand how art reflects the history and values of an individual and community due to social, cultural, and political experiences (i.e. murals, street art).

VA.7.RE1.6.2 Using art vocabulary, analyze the components used in visual imagery to convey a message.

Seventh Grade

paletteSeventh grade students will build on their art making skills while being introduced to new processes for creating visual works. Students will create their own compositions, explore new ways to express ideas with different drawing mediums, increase their technical skills with explorations in sculpting, painting, and printmaking, and expand on their ability to critique art work. Students are introduced to the concepts of visual literacy- the idea that “pictures can be ‘read’ and that meaning can be communicated through a process of reading”. Students use creative methods such as envisioning, intuition, play, modeling, and improvisation to discover the technical characteristics and expressive possibilities of various media. Cleanup of art materials, tools, and equipment and the importance of being environmentally safe when using art materials is emphasized.

VA.1.CR1.7.3 Persist through and learn from challenging artistic investigations throughout the art-making process to develop technical skills.

VA.2.CR2.7.1 Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art and design with attention to quality craftsmanship and organizational structures (i.e. elements & principles of design).

VA.2.CR2.7.3 Apply visual organization strategies to design and produce a work of art that clearly communicates a message and produces a body of evidence that documents the process.

VA.3.CR3.7.2 Choose from among experimental approaches and techniques to determine the most effective solution.

VA.4.PR1.7.4 Compare and contrast the safe and effective use of materials and techniques for preparing and presenting artwork.

VA.8.RE2.7.1 Interpret art by analyzing art-making approaches, formal art elements, composition, relevant contextual information, subject matter, and use of media to identify ideas and mood conveyed.

VA.1.CR1.7.2 Use creative methods such as envisioning, intuition, play, modeling, and improvisation to discover the technical characteristics and expressive possibilities of various media.

 

Eighth Grade

paletteEighth graders use the command of their art knowledge to create independent works and continue to develop their technical drawing and design skills. An emphasis on the role that art has in society and its effect is studied. Students continue to explore different genres and styles of art and represent their knowledge through completed works. Students demonstrate an awareness of practices, issues and ethics of appropriation, fair use, copyright, open source, and creative commons as they apply to creating works of art and design. Students continue to develop their ability to critique artworks and develop an art vocabulary. Cleanup of art materials, tools, and equipment and the importance of being environmentally safe when using art materials is emphasized.

VA.2.CR2.8.1 Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of art-making and designing with attention to quality craftsmanship and organizational structures (i.e. elements & principles of design, composition)

VA.2.CR2.8.2 Demonstrate awareness of practices, issues and ethics of appropriation, fair use, copyright, open source, and creative commons as they apply to creating works of art and design.

VA.2.CR2.8.3 Select, organize, and design images and works to make visually clear and compelling compositions that demonstrate appropriate technical and expressive attributes.

VA.4.PR1.8.3 Write an artist statement that includes artistic intention, processes, and specialized language.

VA.6.PR3.8.4 Compare and contrast how technologies have changed the way artwork is preserved, presented, and experienced.

VA.7.RE1.8.1 Describe visual imagery based on expressive properties (i.e. content, formal elements of art & principles of design).

VA.9.RE3.8.2 Recognize differences in criteria used to evaluate works of art depending on styles, genres, and media as well as cultural and historical contexts.

VA.11.CO2.8.1 Distinguish different ways art is used to represent, establish, reinforce, and reflect group identity (e.g. significant historical events, propaganda, spiritual traditions).

VA.11.CO2.8.2 Examine, discuss, explain, and apply ethical issues in art and art-making processes (i.e. plagiarism, appropriation, copyright, media and visual literacy).

VA.4.PR1.8.4 Compare and contrast the safe and effective use of materials and techniques for preparing and presenting artwork.