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Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Visual Arts: Level II
All Resources: 5
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 5
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
1.) Create works of art with a variety of visual relationships.

•  Organizing formal relationships in works of art
Examples: color contrasts, differences in shape and size, repetition of textures and patterns

•  Organizing subject relationships in works of art
Examples: mother and child, man-made objects in a landscape

•  Describing how visual relationships create meaning in works of art
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Visual Arts: Level II
All Resources: 4
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 4
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
2.) Produce works of art using a variety of techniques.

•  Determining the appropriateness of techniques used to create a work of art
•  Demonstrating technical proficiency in the production and presentation of a work of art
Examples: skillful use of printmaking tools, properly matting two-dimensional works of art

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Visual Arts: Level II
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
3.) Demonstrate safe handling of tools according to studio and environmental practices, procedures, and regulations.

Examples: properly using and disposing of hazardous chemicals or fluids, using flame-retardant cabinets, utilizing ventilation systems

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Visual Arts: Level II
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
4.) Evaluate student works of art orally or in writing according to specified criteria.

•  Identifying criteria for judging works of art
Examples: craftsmanship, originality, technique, content

•  Comparing a finished personal work of art with its intended content or design
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Visual Arts: Level II
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
5.) Describe various artistic contributions to environmental and social issues.

Examples: Frederic Olmstead's design of Central Park, Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water, Jacob Lawrence's Migration series

•  Explaining the role of works of art placed in the environment
Examples: Maya Lin's Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.; Lin's Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama; AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) Quilt Memorial; Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Visual Arts: Level II
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
6.) Produce a reflective narrative that critically analyzes selected works of art.

•  Identifying the elements of art and principles of design
•  Interpreting the subject matter, purpose, and expressive content of a work of art
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Visual Arts: Level II
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
7.) Use appropriate visual arts terminology in response to works of art, including the elements of art and principles of design.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Visual Arts: Level II
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
8.) Describe stylistic characteristics of selected works of art and architecture.

Examples: Raphael's (Raffaello Sanzio) Madonnas in the High Renaissance, Cathedral of Notre Dame in Gothic architecture, Charles Demuth's painting I Saw the Figure Five in Gold

•  Analyzing major works of art and architecture from various cultures, times, and places to understand forms, subjects, themes, and symbols
Examples: Parthenon in Athens, Greece; Kremlin in Moscow, Russia

•  Using a variety of resource media in researching stylistic characteristics of selected art, artists, cultures, times, and places
Example: creating a multimedia presentation, storyboard, poster, or research paper to identify characteristics of Jacob Lawrence's Harlem series paintings

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Visual Arts: Level II
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
9.) Identify various uses of the visual arts in business and industry.

Examples: developing logos and advertisements, designing buildings and other structures

•  Identifying arts careers in business and industry
Examples:

- dance--choreographer, dance educator;

- music--conductor, composer;

- theatre--set designer, artistic director;

- visual arts--textile designer, museum curator

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Visual Arts: Level II
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
10.) Compare ways of producing, responding, and understanding in the visual arts with other arts disciplines, the humanities, and other academic subject areas.

Examples: process of writing compared to process of forming works of art; rhythms in visual arts, dance, and music compared to rhythms in poetry; color theory in art compared to color theory in science