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Last updated 11/21/06
Exploratories - Art
GRADE FIVE
Grade Level Expectations for Art

These are the core grade level expectations based on the McRel standards and benchmarks that should be taught during fifth grade and represent what a student will learn. They are written from the student point of view. Local sites may add additional grade level expectations to correspond with their curriculum. These grade level expectations are aligned with McRel standards and the standards-based progress report. The number listed is in reference to McRel 3rd edition. Not all standards are addressed at every grade level which is appropriate considering a student’s development.

* = referenced in Progress Report

ART

1. Understands and applies media techniques and processes related to visual arts*

(1.1) Maintains an imaginative approach while following simple instructions
(1.2) Use a wider variety of tools safely and economically
(1.3) Enjoys using different art media
(1.4) Transfers an idea from a 2-D drawing into a 3-D form
(1.5) Expands in the use of different media and techniques
(1.6) Understands, critiques, and uses self-evaluation tools both oral and written

2. Knows how to use structures and functions of art

(2.1) Follows simple instructions, but maintains an imagination while creating art
(2.2) Applies the elements (line, shape, color, space, texture, form) and principles of design (proportion, rhythm, dominance, positive and negative space, balance and/or unity)
(2.3) Expresses creativity through art projects*

3. Knows range of subject matter.

(3.1) Understands the techniques of prominent artists and the art of still life painting
(3.2) Creates a still-life painting
(3.3) Develops a composition showing foreground, middle ground, background, overlapping and center of interest
(3.4) Uses cartooning techniques and creates an original cartoon character
(3.5) Continues to grow in art vocabulary

4. Understands the visual arts in relation to history and cultures*

(4.1) Identifies specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times, and places - art appreciation
(4.2) Becomes knowledgeable of famous artists and their work
(4.3) Knows how women and men, and different cultures, past and present, have shaped our world

5. Understands the characteristics and merits of one’s own artwork and the artwork of others

(5.1) Understands that specific art works can elicit different responses
GRADE SIX
Grade Level Expectations for Art

These are the core grade level expectations based on the McRel standards and benchmarks that should be taught during sixth grade and represent what a student will learn. They are written from the student point of view. Local sites may add additional grade level expectations to correspond with their curriculum. These grade level expectations are aligned with McRel standards. The number listed is in reference to McRel 3rd edition. Not all standards are addressed at every grade level which is appropriate considering a student’s development.

ART

1. Understands and applies media techniques and processes related to visual arts

(1.1) Maintains an imaginative approach while following simple instructions
(1.2) Uses a wider variety of tools safely and economically
(1.3) Enjoys using different art media and techniques
(1.4) Knows how the characteristics and qualities of art media, techniques, and processes can/are used to enhance experiences and ideas
(1.5) Understands, critiques, and uses self-evaluation tools both oral and written

2. Knows how to use structures and functions of art

(2.1) Follows simple instructions, but maintains an imagination while creating art
(2.2) Applies the elements (line, shape, color, space, texture, form) and principles of design (proportion, rhythm, dominance, positive and negative space, balance and/or unity)
(2.3) Expresses creativity through art projects

3. Knows range of subject matter.

(3.1) Understands the relationship between culture and history to art
(3.2) Develops a composition showing foreground, middle ground, background, overlapping and center of interest
(3.3) Uses cartooning techniques and creates an original cartoon character
(3.4) Continues to grow in  art vocabulary

4. Understands the visual arts in relation to history and cultures

(4.1) Identifies specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times, and places - art appreciation
(4.2) Becomes knowledgeable of famous artists and their work
(4.3) Knows how women/men and different cultures (past and present) have shaped our world

5. Understands the characteristics and merits of one’s own artwork and the artwork of others

(5.1) Understands that specific art works can elicit different responses
GRADES SEVEN AND EIGHT
Grade Level Expectations for Art

These are the core grade level expectations based on the McRel standards and benchmarks that should be taught during seventh and eighth grades and represent what a student will learn. They are written from the student point of view. Local sites may add additional grade level expectations to correspond with their curriculum. These grade level expectations are aligned with McRel standards. The number listed is in reference to McRel 3rd edition. Not all standards are addressed at every grade level which is appropriate considering a student’s development.

ART

1. Understands and applies media techniques and processes related to visual arts

(1.1) Maintains an imaginative approach while following simple instructions
(1.2) Uses a wide variety of tools safely and economically
(1.3) Enjoys using different art media and techniques
(1.4) Knows how the characteristics and qualities of art media, techniques, and processes can/are used to enhance experiences and ideas
(1.5) Understands, critiques, and uses self-evaluation tools both oral and written

2. Knows how to use structures and functions of art

(2.1) Follows simple instructions, but maintains an imagination while creating art
(2.2) Knows how the qualities of structures and functions of art are used to improve communication of one’s ideas
(2.3) Expresses creativity through art projects

3. Knows range of subject matter.

(3.1) Continues to grow in art vocabulary
(3.2) Knows different subjects, themes, and symbols which convey intended meaning in artworks

4. Understands the visual arts in relation to history and cultures

(4.1) Identifies specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times, and places - art appreciation
(4.2) Becomes knowledgeable of famous artists and their work
(4.3) Understands the historical and cultural contexts of a variety of art objects

5. Understands the characteristics and merits of one’s own artwork and the artwork of others

(5.1) Understands that specific art works can elicit different responses
Teacher

Mr. Stephenson

Mr. Tim Stephenson