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Arts Education (2017) Grade(s): 09-12 - Visual Arts

AE17.VA.N.4

Understand how traditional and non-traditional materials may impact humans and the environment, while demonstrating safe handling of materials, tools, and equipment.

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

  • 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.

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.

Anchor Standards

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