Courses of Study

Creating
Investigate, Plan, Make
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Visual Arts: Novice
All Resources: 6
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 6
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
1) Explore multiple approaches to begin the creative process.

Examples: brainstorming, word association, thumbnail sketches, preliminary drawing

Insight Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Creating
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Process Components: Investigate, Plan, Make
Essential Questions:
EU: Creativity and innovative thinking are essential life skills that can be developed.
EQ: What conditions, attitudes, and behaviors support creativity and innovative thinking? What factors prevent or encourage people to take creative risks? How does collaboration expand the creative process?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
  • Artistic processes
  • Traditional Media
  • Contemporary Media
  • Craftsmanship
  • Experimentation
  • Aesthetics
  • Perception
  • Scale
  • Proportion
  • Develop artistic ideas and work
  • Build upon prior knowledge
  • Explore creative art-making goals
  • Communicate ideas
  • Artists create works of art that implement the art elements and principles of design - regardless if the artwork is traditional or contemporary.
  • Artists employ technical skills and craftsmanship when creating works of art.
  • Artists act responsibly when handling of tools and materials, following safety guidelines and are conscious of the environment which they work.
  • Artists reflect and revise upon their artwork throughout the creative process.
  • Develop excellence through practice and constructive critique.
Skill Examples:
  • Brainstorm: word association, thumbnail sketches, preliminary drawing, etc.
  • Discuss traditional media: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, Ceramics, etc.
  • Discuss contemporary media: Multi-media, Mixed Media, Digital Photography, etc.
  • Implement the elements of art and principles of design when creating a graphite drawing.
  • Use a variety of techniques to create textures in a slab constructed ceramic piece.
  • Ensure that pencil lines, and fingerprints are erased, glued areas clean, with all media.
  • Apply the elements of art and principles of design in the production of two - and three-dimensional artwork.
  • Demonstrate the use of traditional, digital, and multimedia techniques to create a works of art such as comic strips, timelines, or the enhancement of images in imaging programs.
  • Demonstrate the use of three -dimensional expression in masks, puppets, dioramas, mobiles, etc.
  • Demonstrate safe and responsible handling of art materials, including cleanup, storage, and replenishment of supplies where applicable.
  • Identify safety and environmental regulations.
  • Collaboratively or independently review, based on stated criteria, one's portfolio of artwork for selected presentation for a school art exhibit.
  • Create an artist statement based on their body of artwork that demonstrates growth and achievement in the artistic processes.
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Visual Arts: Novice
All Resources: 4
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 4
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
2) Utilize the elements and principles of art/design in an artistic investigation of present-day life using traditional and/or contemporary practices.

Examples: Traditional: Painting, printmaking, drawing, or ceramics.
Contemporary: Multi-media, mixed media, or digital photography.

Insight Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Creating
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Process Components: Investigate, Plan, Make
Essential Questions:
EU: Artists and designers shape artistic investigations, following or breaking with traditions in pursuit of creative artmaking goals.
EQ: How does knowing the contexts, histories, and traditions of art forms help create works of art and design? Why do artists follow or break from established traditions? How do artists determine what resources and criteria are needed to formulate artistic investigations?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
  • Artistic processes
  • Traditional Media
  • Contemporary Media
  • Craftsmanship
  • Experimentation
  • Aesthetics
  • Perception
  • Scale
  • Proportion
  • Develop artistic ideas and work
  • Build upon prior knowledge
  • Explore creative art-making goals
  • Communicate ideas
  • Artists create works of art that implement the art elements and principles of design - regardless if the artwork is traditional or contemporary.
  • Artists employ technical skills and craftsmanship when creating works of art.
  • Artists act responsibly when handling of tools and materials, following safety guidelines and are conscious of the environment which they work.
  • Artists reflect and revise upon their artwork throughout the creative process.
  • Develop excellence through practice and constructive critique.
Skill Examples:
  • Brainstorm: word association, thumbnail sketches, preliminary drawing, etc.
  • Discuss traditional media: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, Ceramics, etc.
  • Discuss contemporary media: Multi-media, Mixed Media, Digital Photography, etc.
  • Implement the elements of art and principles of design when creating a graphite drawing.
  • Use a variety of techniques to create textures in a slab constructed ceramic piece.
  • Ensure that pencil lines, and fingerprints are erased, glued areas clean, with all media.
  • Apply the elements of art and principles of design in the production of two - and three-dimensional artwork.
  • Demonstrate the use of traditional, digital, and multimedia techniques to create a works of art such as comic strips, timelines, or the enhancement of images in imaging programs.
  • Demonstrate the use of three -dimensional expression in masks, puppets, dioramas, mobiles, etc.
  • Demonstrate safe and responsible handling of art materials, including cleanup, storage, and replenishment of supplies where applicable.
  • Identify safety and environmental regulations.
  • Collaboratively or independently review, based on stated criteria, one's portfolio of artwork for selected presentation for a school art exhibit.
  • Create an artist statement based on their body of artwork that demonstrates growth and achievement in the artistic processes.
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Visual Arts: Novice
All Resources: 6
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 6
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
3) Explore works of art and/or design that demonstrate basic technical skills and craftsmanship with various art media used to create images from observation, memory, and imagination.

Insight Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Creating
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Process Components: Investigate, Plan, Make
Essential Questions:
EU: Artists and designers experiment with forms, structures, materials, concepts, media, and artmaking approaches.
EQ: How do artists work? How do artists and designers determine whether a particular direction in their work is effective? How do artists and designers learn from trial and error?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
  • Artistic processes
  • Traditional Media
  • Contemporary Media
  • Craftsmanship
  • Experimentation
  • Aesthetics
  • Perception
  • Scale
  • Proportion
  • Develop artistic ideas and work
  • Build upon prior knowledge
  • Explore creative art-making goals
  • Communicate ideas
  • Artists create works of art that implement the art elements and principles of design - regardless if the artwork is traditional or contemporary.
  • Artists employ technical skills and craftsmanship when creating works of art.
  • Artists act responsibly when handling of tools and materials, following safety guidelines and are conscious of the environment which they work.
  • Artists reflect and revise upon their artwork throughout the creative process.
  • Develop excellence through practice and constructive critique.
Skill Examples:
  • Brainstorm: word association, thumbnail sketches, preliminary drawing, etc.
  • Discuss traditional media: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, Ceramics, etc.
  • Discuss contemporary media: Multi-media, Mixed Media, Digital Photography, etc.
  • Implement the elements of art and principles of design when creating a graphite drawing.
  • Use a variety of techniques to create textures in a slab constructed ceramic piece.
  • Ensure that pencil lines, and fingerprints are erased, glued areas clean, with all media.
  • Apply the elements of art and principles of design in the production of two - and three-dimensional artwork.
  • Demonstrate the use of traditional, digital, and multimedia techniques to create a works of art such as comic strips, timelines, or the enhancement of images in imaging programs.
  • Demonstrate the use of three -dimensional expression in masks, puppets, dioramas, mobiles, etc.
  • Demonstrate safe and responsible handling of art materials, including cleanup, storage, and replenishment of supplies where applicable.
  • Identify safety and environmental regulations.
  • Collaboratively or independently review, based on stated criteria, one's portfolio of artwork for selected presentation for a school art exhibit.
  • Create an artist statement based on their body of artwork that demonstrates growth and achievement in the artistic processes.
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Visual Arts: Novice
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
4) Understand how traditional and non-traditional materials may impact humans and the environment, while demonstrating safe handling of materials, tools, and equipment.

a. Identify safety and environmental regulations.

Examples: Rules from Environmental Protection Agency, state and local environmental agencies.

Insight Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Creating
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Process Components: Investigate, Plan, Make
Essential Questions:
EU: Artists and designers balance experimentation and safety, freedom and responsibility while developing and creating artworks.
EQ: How do artists and designers care for and maintain materials, tools, and equipment? Why is it important for safety and health to understand and follow correct procedures in handling materials, tools, and equipment? What responsibilities come with the freedom to create?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
  • Artistic processes
  • Traditional Media
  • Contemporary Media
  • Craftsmanship
  • Experimentation
  • Aesthetics
  • Perception
  • Scale
  • Proportion
  • Develop artistic ideas and work
  • Build upon prior knowledge
  • Explore creative art-making goals
  • Communicate ideas
  • Artists create works of art that implement the art elements and principles of design - regardless if the artwork is traditional or contemporary.
  • Artists employ technical skills and craftsmanship when creating works of art.
  • Artists act responsibly when handling of tools and materials, following safety guidelines and are conscious of the environment which they work.
  • Artists reflect and revise upon their artwork throughout the creative process.
  • Develop excellence through practice and constructive critique.
Skill Examples:
  • Brainstorm: word association, thumbnail sketches, preliminary drawing, etc.
  • Discuss traditional media: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, Ceramics, etc.
  • Discuss contemporary media: Multi-media, Mixed Media, Digital Photography, etc.
  • Implement the elements of art and principles of design when creating a graphite drawing.
  • Use a variety of techniques to create textures in a slab constructed ceramic piece.
  • Ensure that pencil lines, and fingerprints are erased, glued areas clean, with all media.
  • Apply the elements of art and principles of design in the production of two - and three-dimensional artwork.
  • Demonstrate the use of traditional, digital, and multimedia techniques to create a works of art such as comic strips, timelines, or the enhancement of images in imaging programs.
  • Demonstrate the use of three -dimensional expression in masks, puppets, dioramas, mobiles, etc.
  • Demonstrate safe and responsible handling of art materials, including cleanup, storage, and replenishment of supplies where applicable.
  • Identify safety and environmental regulations.
  • Collaboratively or independently review, based on stated criteria, one's portfolio of artwork for selected presentation for a school art exhibit.
  • Create an artist statement based on their body of artwork that demonstrates growth and achievement in the artistic processes.
Reflect, Refine, Continue
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Visual Arts: Novice
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
5) Collaboratively or independently reflect on why artwork is selected for presentation.

Insight Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Creating
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Process Components: Reflect, Refine, Continue
Essential Questions:
EU: People create and interact with objects, places, and design that define, shape, enhance, and empower their lives.
EQ: How do objects, places, and design shape lives and communities? How do artists and designers determine goals for designing or redesigning objects, places, or systems? How do artists and designers create works of art or design that effectively communicate?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
  • Artistic processes
  • Traditional Media
  • Contemporary Media
  • Craftsmanship
  • Experimentation
  • Aesthetics
  • Perception
  • Scale
  • Proportion
  • Develop artistic ideas and work
  • Build upon prior knowledge
  • Explore creative art-making goals
  • Communicate ideas
  • Artists create works of art that implement the art elements and principles of design - regardless if the artwork is traditional or contemporary.
  • Artists employ technical skills and craftsmanship when creating works of art.
  • Artists act responsibly when handling of tools and materials, following safety guidelines and are conscious of the environment which they work.
  • Artists reflect and revise upon their artwork throughout the creative process.
  • Develop excellence through practice and constructive critique.
Skill Examples:
  • Brainstorm: word association, thumbnail sketches, preliminary drawing, etc.
  • Discuss traditional media: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, Ceramics, etc.
  • Discuss contemporary media: Multi-media, Mixed Media, Digital Photography, etc.
  • Implement the elements of art and principles of design when creating a graphite drawing.
  • Use a variety of techniques to create textures in a slab constructed ceramic piece.
  • Ensure that pencil lines, and fingerprints are erased, glued areas clean, with all media.
  • Apply the elements of art and principles of design in the production of two - and three-dimensional artwork.
  • Demonstrate the use of traditional, digital, and multimedia techniques to create a works of art such as comic strips, timelines, or the enhancement of images in imaging programs.
  • Demonstrate the use of three -dimensional expression in masks, puppets, dioramas, mobiles, etc.
  • Demonstrate safe and responsible handling of art materials, including cleanup, storage, and replenishment of supplies where applicable.
  • Identify safety and environmental regulations.
  • Collaboratively or independently review, based on stated criteria, one's portfolio of artwork for selected presentation for a school art exhibit.
  • Create an artist statement based on their body of artwork that demonstrates growth and achievement in the artistic processes.
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Visual Arts: Novice
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
6) Apply relevant criteria from traditional and contemporary cultural contexts in a reflective artist statement.

Example: Write about how personal artwork is inspired by or relates to current events.

Insight Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Creating
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 3: Refine and complete artistic work.
Process Components: Reflect, Refine, Continue
Essential Questions:
EU: Artists and designers develop excellence through practice and constructive critique, reflecting on, revising, and refining work over time.
EQ: What role does persistence play in revising, refining, and developing work? How do artists grow and become accomplished in art forms? How does collaboratively reflecting on a work help us experience it more completely?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
  • Artistic processes
  • Traditional Media
  • Contemporary Media
  • Craftsmanship
  • Experimentation
  • Aesthetics
  • Perception
  • Scale
  • Proportion
  • Develop artistic ideas and work
  • Build upon prior knowledge
  • Explore creative art-making goals
  • Communicate ideas
  • Artists create works of art that implement the art elements and principles of design - regardless if the artwork is traditional or contemporary.
  • Artists employ technical skills and craftsmanship when creating works of art.
  • Artists act responsibly when handling of tools and materials, following safety guidelines and are conscious of the environment which they work.
  • Artists reflect and revise upon their artwork throughout the creative process.
  • Develop excellence through practice and constructive critique.
Skill Examples:
  • Brainstorm: word association, thumbnail sketches, preliminary drawing, etc.
  • Discuss traditional media: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, Ceramics, etc.
  • Discuss contemporary media: Multi-media, Mixed Media, Digital Photography, etc.
  • Implement the elements of art and principles of design when creating a graphite drawing.
  • Use a variety of techniques to create textures in a slab constructed ceramic piece.
  • Ensure that pencil lines, and fingerprints are erased, glued areas clean, with all media.
  • Apply the elements of art and principles of design in the production of two - and three-dimensional artwork.
  • Demonstrate the use of traditional, digital, and multimedia techniques to create a works of art such as comic strips, timelines, or the enhancement of images in imaging programs.
  • Demonstrate the use of three -dimensional expression in masks, puppets, dioramas, mobiles, etc.
  • Demonstrate safe and responsible handling of art materials, including cleanup, storage, and replenishment of supplies where applicable.
  • Identify safety and environmental regulations.
  • Collaboratively or independently review, based on stated criteria, one's portfolio of artwork for selected presentation for a school art exhibit.
  • Create an artist statement based on their body of artwork that demonstrates growth and achievement in the artistic processes.
Presenting
Select, Analyze, Share
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Visual Arts: Novice
All Resources: 3
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 3
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
7) Select various works of art/design for presentation.

Insight Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Presenting
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
Process Components: Select, Analyze, Share
Essential Questions:
EU: Artists and other presenters consider various techniques, methods, venues, and criteria when analyzing, selecting, and curating objects, artifacts, and artworks for preservation and presentation.
EQ: How are artworks cared for and by whom? What criteria, methods, and processes are used to select work for preservation or presentation? Why do people value objects, artifacts, and artworks, and select them for presentation?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
  • Artistic processes
  • Traditional Media
  • Contemporary Media
  • Craftsmanship
  • Experimentation
  • Aesthetics
  • Perception
  • Scale
  • Proportion
  • Develop artistic ideas and work
  • Build upon prior knowledge
  • Explore creative art-making goals
  • Communicate ideas
  • Artists create works of art that implement the art elements and principles of design - regardless if the artwork is traditional or contemporary.
  • Artists employ technical skills and craftsmanship when creating works of art.
  • Artists act responsibly when handling of tools and materials, following safety guidelines and are conscious of the environment which they work.
  • Artists reflect and revise upon their artwork throughout the creative process.
  • Develop excellence through practice and constructive critique.
Skill Examples:
  • Demonstrate appropriate interactions with public art.
  • Select work and identify appropriate methods and materials for its public display.
  • Demonstrate how one's interactions with public artwork differ according to the artwork's context and location.
  • Write a personal response describing one's own thoughts and beliefs as they are affected after viewing groups of work with various intent and messages.
  • List characteristics observed that set certain moods or feelings in a work of art and/or display.
  • Analyze how an art work relates to one's own background knowledge or experience.
  • Tell how an individual's background knowledge and experiences may influence perception of works on their own and in different settings.
  • Tabulate how many works can fit in a given space.
  • Match images to appropriate audience or venue.
  • Measure an exhibition space and sizes of art work to determine how the work may be best displayed.
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Visual Arts: Novice
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
8) Observe ways in which an exhibition is presented.

Insight Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Presenting
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 5: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
Process Components: Select, Analyze, Share
Essential Questions:
EU: Artists, curators, and others consider a variety of factors and methods including evolving technologies when preparing and refining artwork for display and or when deciding if and how to preserve and protect it.
EQ: What methods and processes are considered when preparing artwork for presentation or preservation? How does refining artwork affect its meaning to the viewer? What criteria are considered when selecting work for presentation, a portfolio, or a collection?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
  • Artistic processes
  • Traditional Media
  • Contemporary Media
  • Craftsmanship
  • Experimentation
  • Aesthetics
  • Perception
  • Scale
  • Proportion
  • Develop artistic ideas and work
  • Build upon prior knowledge
  • Explore creative art-making goals
  • Communicate ideas
  • Artists create works of art that implement the art elements and principles of design - regardless if the artwork is traditional or contemporary.
  • Artists employ technical skills and craftsmanship when creating works of art.
  • Artists act responsibly when handling of tools and materials, following safety guidelines and are conscious of the environment which they work.
  • Artists reflect and revise upon their artwork throughout the creative process.
  • Develop excellence through practice and constructive critique.
Skill Examples:
  • Demonstrate appropriate interactions with public art.
  • Select work and identify appropriate methods and materials for its public display.
  • Demonstrate how one's interactions with public artwork differ according to the artwork's context and location.
  • Write a personal response describing one's own thoughts and beliefs as they are affected after viewing groups of work with various intent and messages.
  • List characteristics observed that set certain moods or feelings in a work of art and/or display.
  • Analyze how an art work relates to one's own background knowledge or experience.
  • Tell how an individual's background knowledge and experiences may influence perception of works on their own and in different settings.
  • Tabulate how many works can fit in a given space.
  • Match images to appropriate audience or venue.
  • Measure an exhibition space and sizes of art work to determine how the work may be best displayed.
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Visual Arts: Novice
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
9) Describe appropriate venues for presentation of work, based on personal awareness of social, cultural, or political beliefs and understanding.

Insight Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Presenting
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
Process Components: Select, Analyze, Share
Essential Questions:
EU: Objects, artifacts, and artworks collected, preserved, or presented either by artists, museums, or other venues communicate meaning and a record of social, cultural, and political experiences resulting in the cultivating of appreciation and understanding.
EQ: What is an art museum? How does the presenting and sharing of objects, artifacts, and artworks influence and shape ideas, beliefs, and experiences? How do objects, artifacts, and artworks collected, preserved, or presented, cultivate appreciation and understanding?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
  • Artistic processes
  • Traditional Media
  • Contemporary Media
  • Craftsmanship
  • Experimentation
  • Aesthetics
  • Perception
  • Scale
  • Proportion
  • Develop artistic ideas and work
  • Build upon prior knowledge
  • Explore creative art-making goals
  • Communicate ideas
  • Artists create works of art that implement the art elements and principles of design - regardless if the artwork is traditional or contemporary.
  • Artists employ technical skills and craftsmanship when creating works of art.
  • Artists act responsibly when handling of tools and materials, following safety guidelines and are conscious of the environment which they work.
  • Artists reflect and revise upon their artwork throughout the creative process.
  • Develop excellence through practice and constructive critique.
Skill Examples:
  • Demonstrate appropriate interactions with public art.
  • Select work and identify appropriate methods and materials for its public display.
  • Demonstrate how one's interactions with public artwork differ according to the artwork's context and location.
  • Write a personal response describing one's own thoughts and beliefs as they are affected after viewing groups of work with various intent and messages.
  • List characteristics observed that set certain moods or feelings in a work of art and/or display.
  • Analyze how an art work relates to one's own background knowledge or experience.
  • Tell how an individual's background knowledge and experiences may influence perception of works on their own and in different settings.
  • Tabulate how many works can fit in a given space.
  • Match images to appropriate audience or venue.
  • Measure an exhibition space and sizes of art work to determine how the work may be best displayed.
Responding
Perceive, Analyze, Interpret
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Visual Arts: Novice
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
10) Identify and compare ways in which art influences cultural values and trends.

Examples: World War II propaganda, advertising, or political comics.

Insight Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Responding
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Process Components: Perceive, Analyze, Interpret
Essential Questions:
EU: Individual aesthetic and empathetic awareness developed through engagement with art can lead to understanding and appreciation of self, others, the natural world, and constructed environments.
EQ: How do life experiences the way you relate to art? How does learning about art impact how we perceive the world? What can we learn from our responses to art?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
  • Artistic processes
  • Traditional Media
  • Contemporary Media
  • Craftsmanship
  • Experimentation
  • Aesthetics
  • Perception
  • Scale
  • Proportion
  • Develop artistic ideas and work
  • Build upon prior knowledge
  • Explore creative art-making goals
  • Communicate ideas
  • Artists create works of art that implement the art elements and principles of design - regardless if the artwork is traditional or contemporary.
  • Artists employ technical skills and craftsmanship when creating works of art.
  • Artists act responsibly when handling of tools and materials, following safety guidelines and are conscious of the environment which they work.
  • Artists reflect and revise upon their artwork throughout the creative process.
  • Develop excellence through practice and constructive critique.
Skill Examples:
  • Research and present the ways that characteristic attributes of visual arts (choices, steps, processes, and perseverance) can be connected to other academic subjects.
  • Show how the creative process applies to all subjects, careers, and technical education, through increasing imagination and innovation.
  • Produce and analyze an arts presentation that integrates other content areas.
  • Analyze how the visual arts influence creative, critical thinkers and problem solvers.
  • Explain how art impacts and reflects choices in society, such as choices involving environmental issues, family, school, community, businesses and consumers, advertisers, and cultural issues.
  • Compare specific attributes of artworks from different cultures, places, or times; then, evaluate how the artworks (or particular attributes) have shaped or influenced specific people, cultures, historical periods, or events.
  • Apply an understanding of the concepts, elements, and vocabulary of visual arts and the principles of design when analyzing and interpreting artworks.
  • Demonstrate a responding process by forming significant criteria (with particular attention to applying and justifying aesthetic criteria) when evaluating and interpreting visual artworks.
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Visual Arts: Novice
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
11) Identify how visual imagery affects one's perception of the world.

Examples: Western art and Eastern art.
Middle Eastern art, African art, and early colonial art.

Insight Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Responding
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Process Components: Perceive, Analyze, Interpret
Essential Questions:
EU: Visual imagery influences understanding of and responses to the world.
EQ: What is an image? Where and how do we encounter images in our world? How do images influence our views of the world?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
  • Artistic processes
  • Traditional Media
  • Contemporary Media
  • Craftsmanship
  • Experimentation
  • Aesthetics
  • Perception
  • Scale
  • Proportion
  • Develop artistic ideas and work
  • Build upon prior knowledge
  • Explore creative art-making goals
  • Communicate ideas
  • Artists create works of art that implement the art elements and principles of design - regardless if the artwork is traditional or contemporary.
  • Artists employ technical skills and craftsmanship when creating works of art.
  • Artists act responsibly when handling of tools and materials, following safety guidelines and are conscious of the environment which they work.
  • Artists reflect and revise upon their artwork throughout the creative process.
  • Develop excellence through practice and constructive critique.
Skill Examples:
  • Research and present the ways that characteristic attributes of visual arts (choices, steps, processes, and perseverance) can be connected to other academic subjects.
  • Show how the creative process applies to all subjects, careers, and technical education, through increasing imagination and innovation.
  • Produce and analyze an arts presentation that integrates other content areas.
  • Analyze how the visual arts influence creative, critical thinkers and problem solvers.
  • Explain how art impacts and reflects choices in society, such as choices involving environmental issues, family, school, community, businesses and consumers, advertisers, and cultural issues.
  • Compare specific attributes of artworks from different cultures, places, or times; then, evaluate how the artworks (or particular attributes) have shaped or influenced specific people, cultures, historical periods, or events.
  • Apply an understanding of the concepts, elements, and vocabulary of visual arts and the principles of design when analyzing and interpreting artworks.
  • Demonstrate a responding process by forming significant criteria (with particular attention to applying and justifying aesthetic criteria) when evaluating and interpreting visual artworks.
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Visual Arts: Novice
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
12) Describe the effectiveness of expressive and meaningful communication in selected works of art.

a. Analyze the formal organization of subject matter, elements of art, and principles of design in determining structural relationships in selected works of art.

Insight Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Responding
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
Process Components: Perceive, Analyze, Interpret
Essential Questions:
EU: People gain insights into meanings of artworks by engaging in the process of art criticism.
EQ: What is the value of engaging in the process of art criticism? How can the viewer "read" a work of art as text? How does knowing and using visual arts vocabularies help us understand and interpret works of art?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
  • Artistic processes
  • Traditional Media
  • Contemporary Media
  • Craftsmanship
  • Experimentation
  • Aesthetics
  • Perception
  • Scale
  • Proportion
  • Develop artistic ideas and work
  • Build upon prior knowledge
  • Explore creative art-making goals
  • Communicate ideas
  • Artists create works of art that implement the art elements and principles of design - regardless if the artwork is traditional or contemporary.
  • Artists employ technical skills and craftsmanship when creating works of art.
  • Artists act responsibly when handling of tools and materials, following safety guidelines and are conscious of the environment which they work.
  • Artists reflect and revise upon their artwork throughout the creative process.
  • Develop excellence through practice and constructive critique.
Skill Examples:
  • Research and present the ways that characteristic attributes of visual arts (choices, steps, processes, and perseverance) can be connected to other academic subjects.
  • Show how the creative process applies to all subjects, careers, and technical education, through increasing imagination and innovation.
  • Produce and analyze an arts presentation that integrates other content areas.
  • Analyze how the visual arts influence creative, critical thinkers and problem solvers.
  • Explain how art impacts and reflects choices in society, such as choices involving environmental issues, family, school, community, businesses and consumers, advertisers, and cultural issues.
  • Compare specific attributes of artworks from different cultures, places, or times; then, evaluate how the artworks (or particular attributes) have shaped or influenced specific people, cultures, historical periods, or events.
  • Apply an understanding of the concepts, elements, and vocabulary of visual arts and the principles of design when analyzing and interpreting artworks.
  • Demonstrate a responding process by forming significant criteria (with particular attention to applying and justifying aesthetic criteria) when evaluating and interpreting visual artworks.
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Visual Arts: Novice
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
13) Expand the use of art-specific vocabulary to describe and define techniques and materials used to evaluate art.

a. Define visual art terminology, including the elements of art and principles of design.

Insight Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Responding
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 9: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
Process Components: Perceive, Analyze, Interpret
Essential Questions:
EU: People evaluate art based on various criteria.
EQ: How does one determine criteria to evaluate a work of art? How and why might criteria vary? How is a personal preference different from an evaluation?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
  • Artistic processes
  • Traditional Media
  • Contemporary Media
  • Craftsmanship
  • Experimentation
  • Aesthetics
  • Perception
  • Scale
  • Proportion
  • Develop artistic ideas and work
  • Build upon prior knowledge
  • Explore creative art-making goals
  • Communicate ideas
  • Artists create works of art that implement the art elements and principles of design - regardless if the artwork is traditional or contemporary.
  • Artists employ technical skills and craftsmanship when creating works of art.
  • Artists act responsibly when handling of tools and materials, following safety guidelines and are conscious of the environment which they work.
  • Artists reflect and revise upon their artwork throughout the creative process.
  • Develop excellence through practice and constructive critique.
Skill Examples:
  • Research and present the ways that characteristic attributes of visual arts (choices, steps, processes, and perseverance) can be connected to other academic subjects.
  • Show how the creative process applies to all subjects, careers, and technical education, through increasing imagination and innovation.
  • Produce and analyze an arts presentation that integrates other content areas.
  • Analyze how the visual arts influence creative, critical thinkers and problem solvers.
  • Explain how art impacts and reflects choices in society, such as choices involving environmental issues, family, school, community, businesses and consumers, advertisers, and cultural issues.
  • Compare specific attributes of artworks from different cultures, places, or times; then, evaluate how the artworks (or particular attributes) have shaped or influenced specific people, cultures, historical periods, or events.
  • Apply an understanding of the concepts, elements, and vocabulary of visual arts and the principles of design when analyzing and interpreting artworks.
  • Demonstrate a responding process by forming significant criteria (with particular attention to applying and justifying aesthetic criteria) when evaluating and interpreting visual artworks.
Connecting
Interpret
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Visual Arts: Novice
All Resources: 2
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 2
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
14) Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.

a. Access and evaluate information collected from various sources for visual reference with attention to ethical and legal issues.

Examples: Review copyright laws and appropriation.

Insight Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Connecting
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences.
Process Components: Interpret
Essential Questions:
EU: Through artmaking, people make meaning by investigating and developing awareness of perceptions, knowledge, and experiences.
EQ: How does engaging in creating art enrich people's lives? How does making art attune people to their surroundings? How do people contribute to awareness and understanding of their lives and the lives of their communities through artmaking?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
  • Artistic processes
  • Traditional Media
  • Contemporary Media
  • Craftsmanship
  • Experimentation
  • Aesthetics
  • Perception
  • Scale
  • Proportion
  • Develop artistic ideas and work
  • Build upon prior knowledge
  • Explore creative art-making goals
  • Communicate ideas
  • Artists create works of art that implement the art elements and principles of design - regardless if the artwork is traditional or contemporary.
  • Artists employ technical skills and craftsmanship when creating works of art.
  • Artists act responsibly when handling of tools and materials, following safety guidelines and are conscious of the environment which they work.
  • Artists reflect and revise upon their artwork throughout the creative process.
  • Develop excellence through practice and constructive critique.
Skill Examples:
  • Maintain a well-organized daily journal throughout an art project. Include initial inspirations and ideas with documentation of sources, deliberates choices, and intentional deviations.
  • Create a documentary film about the creative process and its relation to a specific art project from inception to completion.
  • After researching Japanese folk art, describe how the pottery of Shoji Hamada becomes far more relevant for viewers who have an understanding of Mingei movement.
  • Describe the significance of Marcel Duchamp's art work Fountain, given the historical context of the Dada movement.
  • Review copyright laws and appropriation.
  • Document one's creative process with particular attention to identifying the purpose of a proposed visual arts composition and exploring and gathering information from diverse sources when planning and developing the artwork.
  • Evaluate and explain how one makes deliberate choices when creating an artwork.
  • Interpret a variety of works of art that reflect the influence of particular styles, artists, cultures, places, or times, and describe how knowledge of each work's context affects one's response.
  • Examine how one's aesthetic criteria and responses to visuals arts are influenced by geography, culture, and history.
  • Discuss how the geographical, cultural, and historical perspectives represented in visual artworks influence personal aesthetic criteria.
Synthesize
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Visual Arts: Novice
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
15) Explore how knowledge of culture, traditions, and history may influence personal responses to art.

Insight Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Connecting
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.
Process Components: Synthesize
Essential Questions:
EU: People develop ideas and understandings of society, culture, and history through their interactions with and analysis of art.
EQ: How does art help us understand the lives of people of different times, places, and cultures? How is art used to impact the views of a society? How does art preserve aspects of life?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
  • Artistic processes
  • Traditional Media
  • Contemporary Media
  • Craftsmanship
  • Experimentation
  • Aesthetics
  • Perception
  • Scale
  • Proportion
  • Develop artistic ideas and work
  • Build upon prior knowledge
  • Explore creative art-making goals
  • Communicate ideas
  • Artists create works of art that implement the art elements and principles of design - regardless if the artwork is traditional or contemporary.
  • Artists employ technical skills and craftsmanship when creating works of art.
  • Artists act responsibly when handling of tools and materials, following safety guidelines and are conscious of the environment which they work.
  • Artists reflect and revise upon their artwork throughout the creative process.
  • Develop excellence through practice and constructive critique.
Skill Examples:
  • Maintain a well-organized daily journal throughout an art project. Include initial inspirations and ideas with documentation of sources, deliberates choices, and intentional deviations.
  • Create a documentary film about the creative process and its relation to a specific art project from inception to completion.
  • After researching Japanese folk art, describe how the pottery of Shoji Hamada becomes far more relevant for viewers who have an understanding of Mingei movement.
  • Describe the significance of Marcel Duchamp's art work Fountain, given the historical context of the Dada movement.
  • Review copyright laws and appropriation.
  • Document one's creative process with particular attention to identifying the purpose of a proposed visual arts composition and exploring and gathering information from diverse sources when planning and developing the artwork.
  • Evaluate and explain how one makes deliberate choices when creating an artwork.
  • Interpret a variety of works of art that reflect the influence of particular styles, artists, cultures, places, or times, and describe how knowledge of each work's context affects one's response.
  • Examine how one's aesthetic criteria and responses to visuals arts are influenced by geography, culture, and history.
  • Discuss how the geographical, cultural, and historical perspectives represented in visual artworks influence personal aesthetic criteria.