Arkansas State Standards for Arts Education: Grade 2

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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 classify subject matter.

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 basic folding techniques 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 compare and contrast media of two works of art.

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 explain a community public sculpture or mural.

A.1.5. Explore careers in art.

1.5.1. Students will explore advertising design.

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 use appropriate technology in the art classroom.

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 explore using recyclable materials.

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

1.9.1. Students will demonstrate that art is linked to other subjects.

1.9.2. Students will name three geometric shapes.

1.9.3. Students will write and illustrate a short story.

1.9.4. Students will recognize and explore ways that art is used in other subjects.

1.9.5. Students will research and explore how art is used in other subjects.

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 define and identify subject matter and create art work that tells a story.

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 a picture contrasting light and dark in a drawing.

2.2.2. Students will use line, shape, color, and repetition to transfer ideas and feelings in artwork.

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 show that improvements can be made to their 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 demonstrate with their art work how art is used in the workplace.

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 responsibly use art tools and materials.

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 depicting history.

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

2.7.1. Students will imagine the past, the present, or future to create an artwork.

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

2.8.1. Students will produce a work of art like that of another culture.

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 in a small group.

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 examine and discuss a landscape painting.

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 reflect upon and assess a group project.

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 explain the process of reflection, what they like/dislike about their work.

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

3.4.1. Students will hang their art work in the classroom.

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 collect their art work over a period of time.

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

3.6.1. Students will discuss what artistic style is and give examples.

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

3.7.1. Students will talk about artwork in their home or town.

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

3.8.1. Students will talk about art in other subjects.

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

3.9.1. Students will discuss why it is important to look at and preserve old pictures, paintings, etc.

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