Core Curriculum Content Standards

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Visual and Performing Arts Learning Progressions

1.1 The Creative Process All students will demonstrate an understanding of the elements and principles that govern the creation of works of art in dance, music, theatre, and visual art.
D. Visual Art
NOTE: By the end of grade 2, all students progress toward BASIC LITERACY in the following content knowledge and skills in VISUAL ART. NOTE: By the end of grade 5, all students demonstrate BASIC LITERACY in the following content knowledge and skills in VISUAL ART. NOTE: By the end of grade 8, those students choosing VISUAL ART as their required area of specialization demonstrate COMPETENCY in the following content knowledge and skills. NOTE: By the end of grade 12, those students choosing VISUAL ART as their required area of specialization demonstrate PROFICIENCY in the following content knowledge and skills.
Content: The basic elements of art and principles of design govern art creation and composition.

1.1.2.D.1Identify the basic elements of art and principles of design in diverse types of artwork.
Content: Understanding the function and purpose of the elements of art and principles of design assists with forming an appreciation of how art and design enhance functionality and improve quality of living.

1.1.5.D.1Identify elements of art and principles of design that are evident in everyday life.
Content: Art is a universal language. Visual communication through art crosses cultural and language barriers throughout time.

1.1.8.D.1Describe the intellectual and emotional significance conveyed by the application of the elements of art and principles of design in different historical eras and cultures.
Content: Common themes exist in artwork from a variety of cultures across time and are communicated through metaphor, symbolism, and allegory.

1.1.12.D.1Distinguish innovative applications of the elements of art and principles of design in visual artworks from diverse cultural perspectives and identify specific cross-cultural themes.
Content: Recognizing the elements of art and principles of design in artworks of known and emerging artists, as well as peers, is an initial step toward visual literacy.

1.1.2.D.2Identify elements of art and principles of design in specific works of art and explain how they are used.
Content: The elements of art and principles of design are universal.

1.1.5.D.2Compare and contrast works of art in various mediums that use the same art elements and principles of design.
Content: The study of masterworks of art from diverse cultures and different historical eras assists in understanding specific cultures.

1.1.8.D.2Compare and contrast various masterworks of art from diverse cultures, and identify elements of the works that relate to specific cultural heritages.
Content: Stimuli for the creation of artworks can come from many places, including other arts disciplines.

1.1.12.D.2Translate literary, musical, theatrical, and dance compositions by using them as stimulus/inspiration for corresponding visual artworks.