Arkansas State Standards for Arts Education: Grade 1

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AR.A.1. Art: Inquire/Explore/Discover: Students will inquire/explore/discover historical, cultural, social, environmental, and personal references from which to develop concepts/ideas.

A.1.1. Examine art and communicate ideas and feelings using the language of art which shall include art elements and principles.

1.1.1. Students will view a piece of art work and name three basic shapes used.

A.1.2. Explore skills associated with media and processes including, but not limited to, color mixing, tearing, folding, and gluing.

1.2.1. Students will explore controlled tearing of paper exercises in art.

A.1.3. Distinguish parallels (i.e., elements, principles, themes, culture, material, processes and methods) between art created by students and artists from different times and places.

1.3.1. Students will examine paintings of the same subject by different artists.

A.1.4. Discover examples of how people use art in their daily lives, in the work place, and within the community.

1.4.1. Students will observe the use of art in daily life.

A.1.5. Explore careers in art.

1.5.1. Students will explore the career of illustrator of children's books.

A.1.6. Discover and record through technology (computer, video, photocopier, camera, and/or overhead, etc.) a variety of art examples and related resources.

1.6.1. Students will locate examples of art found in their environment through the use of the computer and Internet.

A.1.7. Identify, practice, and follow health and safety standards in the use of tools, materials, and processes.

1.7.1. Students will follow safe practices with art materials and tools.

A.1.8. Recognize and apply responsible practices (reduce/reuse/recycle) to protect the natural/man-made environment.

1.8.1. Students will practice the best use of paper resources.

A.1.9. Investigate the relationship among the arts and other disciplines.

1.9.1. Students will name three geometric shapes.

AR.A.2. Art: Create: Students will use their creativity in a wide variety of media, techniques, processes, and tools to develop original works of art and design.

A.2.1. Use creative problem solving, critical thinking skills, and various resources to select subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning.

2.1.1. Students will create symbols from resources.

A.2.2. Transfer ideas and feelings to others through original works of self-expression using art elements and principles.

2.2.1. Students will create movement in a piece of sculpture.

A.2.3. Demonstrate that change for improvement is a part of problem solving in art and that there can be more than one solution.

2.3.1. Students will make improvements by making changes in their art work.

A.2.4. Create a project (e.g., performance, product, discussion) that shows how art is used in daily life, the workplace, or the community.

2.4.1. Students will show how art is used in daily life.

A.2.5. Exercise responsible use of tools/technology and materials to produce art works that may include, but are not limited to, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, clay/ ceramics, architecture, graphic design, fiber arts, and digital imagery.

2.5.1. Students will use painting tools and materials in a responsible manner.

A.2.6. Produce art works to demonstrate an understanding of the various purposes for creating (aesthetic, functional, historical/ cultural, therapeutic and/or social).

2.6.1. Students will produce a work of art.

A.2.7. Create art work in response to past, present, and future situations.

2.7.1. Students will create a work of art based on a memory of their last birthday.

A.2.8. Create art works based upon previous explorations/discoveries that demonstrate the relationships between art and culture.

2.8.1. Students will create a piece of jewelry.

A.2.9. Collaborate to create through a variety of methods (small and whole groups, interdisciplinary, etc.).

2.9.1. Students will create a work of art with a classmate.

AR.A.3. Art: Reflect/Respond/Rediscover: Students will reflect upon, respond to, and rediscover the art work and concept of self, of others (past and present), of environments, and of diverse cultures.

A.3.1. Understand and relate how art is used to communicate ideas and feelings to others.

3.1.1. Students will respond to a picture of their favorite animal.

A.3.2. Evaluate and assess, individually/ collaboratively, through revisions, journals, and/or critiques, the characteristics and merits of an individual's art work and of the work of others.

3.2.1. Students will compare two pieces of art and discuss likes and dislikes.

A.3.3. Develop aesthetic awareness by discussing (e.g., rationalization, critique, evaluation) the integrity of an individual's art work.

3.3.1. Students will discuss the importance of art criticism.

A.3.4. Exhibit art work and participate in the exhibition process (e.g., selection, planning, display, judging, promotion).

3.4.1. Students will discuss art work in the school.

A.3.5. Build and assess a collection of student work in a portfolio (e.g., individual, classroom, grade level, technological).

3.5.1. Students will discuss a portfolio from of classroom art work.

A.3.6. Recognize and acknowledge that artists/students develop individual styles.

3.6.1. Students will discuss the styles of two different artists.

A.3.7. Examine and respond to the use of art in daily life and community.

3.7.1. Students will discuss art work in their environment.

A.3.8. Analyze and discuss the relationship among the arts and other disciplines.

3.8.1. Students will recognize a connection between art and math.

A.3.9. Recognize the importance of art history and heritage.

3.9.1. Students will explore family heritage.

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