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Arts Education (2017) Grade(s): 7 - Visual Arts

Demonstrate ethical responsibility to oneself and others when posting and sharing images and other materials through the internet, social media, and other communication formats.

Unpacked Content

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?

Skills Examples

  • Demonstrate how to create a think -map to assist with creative blocks.
  • Discuss collaboratively various ideas and innovations that can overcome the creative block and develop ideas.
  • Look at examples of work by student and/artists to gain inspiration.
  • Develop and apply critical thinking skills to create a work of art that communicates an identified goal.
  • Work alone or collaboratively to design a travel poster.
  • Demonstrate perseverance in order to create high quality works of art.
  • Plan, sketch and revise in the process of creating a work of art.
  • Demonstrate various techniques in watercolor painting such as wet-on-wet, dry brush, wet-on-dry, and flat wash.
  • Examine and describe the use and misuse of the practice of appropriating copyrighted artworks and designs in their artwork.
  • Demonstrate care of materials, tools, and equipment when creating works of art.
  • Use visual organization skills to design a flyer for a community function.
  • Write an artist statement for a body of one's own original completed artwork.
  • Demonstrate visual arts vocabulary in an artist's journal when reflecting on their own processes and artwork.


  • Artistic processes
  • Various approaches to art making
  • Artist statement
  • Copyright Laws
  • Fair Use Responsibility
  • Plagiarize
  • Reflecting
  • Revising
  • Audience and Purpose
  • Critique
  • Visual Organization
  • Context
  • Technology
  • Mount

Anchor Standards

Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.