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Visual and Performing Arts Learning Progressions

1.3 Performance All students will synthesize those skills, media, methods, and technologies appropriate to creating, performing, and/or presenting works of art in dance, music, theatre, and visual art.
D. Visual Art
NOTE: By the end of preschool, all students attain foundational skills that progress toward BASIC LITERACY in 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: Each art medium has its own materials, processes, skills, and technical application methods.

1.3.P.D.1Demonstrate the safe and appropriate use and care of art materials and tools.
Content: Visual statements in art are derived from the basic elements of art regardless of the format and medium used to create the art. There are also a wide variety of art media, each having its own materials, processes, and technical application methods for exploring solutions to creative problems.

1.3.2.D.1Create two- and three-dimensional works of art using the basic elements of color, line, shape, form, texture, and space, as well as a variety of art mediums and application methods.
Content: The elements of art and principles of design can be applied in an infinite number of ways to express personal responses to creative problems.

1.3.5.D.1Work individually and collaboratively to create two- and three-dimensional works of art that make cohesive visual statements and that employ the elements of art and principles of design.
Content: The creation of art is driven by the principles of balance, harmony, unity, emphasis, proportion, and rhythm/movement.

1.3.8.D.1Incorporate various art elements and the principles of balance, harmony, unity, emphasis, proportion, and rhythm/movement in the creation of two- and three- dimensional artworks, using a broad array of art media and art mediums to enhance the expression of creative ideas (e.g., perspective, implied space, illusionary depth, value, and pattern).
Content: How individuals manipulate the elements of art and principles of design results in original portfolios that reflect choice and personal stylistic nuance.

1.3.12.D.1Synthesize the elements of art and principles of design in an original portfolio of two- and three-dimensional artworks that reflects personal style and a high degree of technical proficiency and expressivity.
Content: Each art medium has its own materials, processes, skills, and technical application methods.

1.3.P.D.2Create two and three-dimensional works of art while exploring color, line, shape, form, texture, and space.
Content: Symbols convey meaning agreed upon by a group or culture. Manipulation of the basic elements of art and principles of design for personal expression results in visual communication that may be relevant in a variety of settings.

1.3.2.D.2Use symbols to create personal works of art based on selected age-appropriate themes, using oral stories as a basis for pictorial representation.
Content: Contextual clues to culturally specific thematic content, symbolism, compositional approach, and stylistic nuance are prevalent in works of art throughout the ages.

1.3.5.D.2Identify common and distinctive characteristics of artworks from diverse cultural and historical eras of visual art using age-appropriate stylistic terminology (e.g., cubist, surreal, optic, impressionistic), and experiment with various compositional approaches influenced by these styles.
Content: Themes in art are often communicated through symbolism, allegory, or irony. There are a wide variety of art mediums, each having appropriate tools and processes for the production of artwork. Fluency in these mediums, and the use of the appropriate tools associated with working in these mediums, are components of art-making.

1.3.8.D.2Apply various art media, art mediums, technologies, and processes in the creation of allegorical, theme-based, two- and three-dimensional works of art, using tools and technologies that are appropriate to the theme and goals.
Content: Culturally and historically diverse art media, art mediums, techniques, and styles impact originality and interpretation of the artistic statement.

1.3.12.D.2Produce an original body of artwork in one or more art mediums that demonstrates mastery of visual literacy, methods, techniques, and cultural understanding.
Content: Each art medium has its own materials, processes, skills, and technical application methods.

1.3.P.D.3Use vocabulary to describe various art forms (e.g., photographs, sculpture), artists (e.g. illustrator, sculptor, photographer), and elements in the visual arts.
Content: Each of the visual art forms uses various materials, tools, and techniques that are associated with unique verbal and visual vocabularies.

1.3.2.D.3Employ basic verbal and visual art vocabulary to demonstrate knowledge of the materials, tools, and methodologies used to create and tell visual stories.
Content: Each of the genres of visual art (e.g., realism, surrealism, abstract/nonobjective art, conceptual art, and others) is associated with appropriate vocabulary and a stylistic approach to art-making.

1.3.5.D.3Identify common and distinctive characteristics of genres of visual artworks (e.g., realism, surrealism, abstract/nonobjective art, conceptual art, and others) using age-appropriate terminology, and experiment with various compositional approaches influenced by these genres.
Content: The classification of art into various art genres depends on the formal aspects of visual statements (e.g., physical properties, theoretical components, cultural context). Many genres of art are associated with discipline-specific arts terminology.

1.3.8.D.3Identify genres of art (including realism, abstract/nonobjective art, and conceptual art) within various contexts using appropriate art vocabulary, and solve hands-on visual problems using a variety of genre styles.
Content: The artist’s understanding of the relationships among art media, methodology, and visual statement allows the artist to use expressionism, abstractionism (nonobjective art), realism/naturalism, impressionism, and other genre styles to convey ideas to an audience.

1.3.12.D.3Organize an exhibit of personal works of visual art that convey a high level of understanding of how the expression of ideas relates to the art media, art mediums, and techniques used.
Content: Each art medium has its own materials, processes, skills, and technical application methods.

1.3.P.D.4Demonstrate a growing ability to represent experiences, thoughts, and ideas through a variety of age-appropriate materials and visual art media using memory, observation, and imagination.
Content: Knowledge of visual art media necessitates an understanding of a variety of traditional and nontraditional tools, applications, possibilities, and limitations.

1.3.2.D.4Explore the use of a wide array of art mediums and select tools that are appropriate to the production of works of art in a variety of art media.
Content: The characteristics and physical properties of the various materials available for use in art-making present infinite possibilities for potential application.

1.3.5.D.4Differentiate drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, textiles, and computer imaging by the physical properties of the resulting artworks, and experiment with various art media and art mediums to create original works of art.
Content: Universal themes exist in art across historical eras and cultures. Art may embrace multiple solutions to a problem.

1.3.8.D.4Delineate the thematic content of multicultural artworks, and plan, design, and execute multiple solutions to challenging visual arts problems, expressing similar thematic content.
Content: Artists interpret/render themes using traditional art media and methodologies as well as new art media and methodologies.

1.3.12.D.4Analyze the syntax and compositional and stylistic principles of two- and three-dimensional artworks in multiple art media (including computer-assisted artwork), and interpret themes and symbols suggested by the artworks.
Content: Each art medium has its own materials, processes, skills, and technical application methods.

1.3.P.D.5Demonstrate planning, persistence, and problem-solving skills while working independently, or with others, during the creative process.
Content: Visual awareness stems from acute observational skills and interest in visual objects, spaces, and the relationship of objects to the world.

1.3.2.D.5Create works of art that are based on observations of the physical world and that illustrate how art is part of everyday life, using a variety of art mediums and art media.
Content: There are many types of aesthetic arrangements for the exhibition of art. Creating or assembling gallery exhibitions requires effective time management and creative problem-solving skills.

1.3.5.D.5Collaborate in the creation of works of art using multiple art media and art mediums, and present the completed works in exhibition areas inside and outside the classroom.
Content: Each of the many genres of art is associated with discipline-specific arts terminology and a stylistic approach to art-making.

1.3.8.D.5Examine the characteristics, thematic content, and symbolism found in works of art from diverse cultural and historical eras, and use these visual statements as inspiration for original artworks.
Content: Two- and three-dimensional artworks can be rendered culturally specific by using the tools, techniques, styles, materials, and methodologies that are germane to a particular cultural style.

1.3.12.D.5Identify the styles and artistic processes used in the creation of culturally and historically diverse two- and three-dimensional artworks, and emulate those styles by creating an original body of work.
Content: Each art medium has its own materials, processes, skills, and technical application methods.

1.3.P.D.6Create more recognizable representations as eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills develop.
    Content: The visual possibilities and inherent qualities of traditional and contemporary art materials (including digital media) may inform choices about visual communication and art-making techniques.

1.3.8.D.6Synthesize the physical properties, processes, and techniques for visual communication in multiple art media (including digital media), and apply this knowledge to the creation of original artworks.