Arkansas State Standards for Arts Education: Grade 4

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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 discuss the medium and technique(s) used to create it.

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 geometric tearing of paper and shapes 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 select an artist with similarities to the students' artistic styles.

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 list examples of art used in their lives and in the lives of others.

A.1.5. Explore careers in art.

1.5.1. Students will be aware that there are opportunities for artists as a career.

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 technology to discover and record art ideas.

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 safety standards in the art classroom.

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

1.8.1. Students will recycle and reuse materials in art.

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

1.9.1. 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 use thinking and problem-solving skills to create artwork with meaning.

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 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 use more than one solution to an art problem.

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 the community.

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 mixed media tools and materials responsibly.

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 an aesthetic work of art.

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

2.7.1. Students will create artwork as an answer to a situation.

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 artworks from 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 large 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 produce a self-portrait.

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 know the meaning of being an art critic.

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 evaluate the works of others.

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

3.4.1. Students will design an art exhibit.

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 build and assess a portfolio.

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

3.6.1. Students will understand styles in regard to art work.

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

3.7.1. Students will recognize and verbalize about art in their lives.

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

3.8.1. Students will discuss the presence of art in their other subjects.

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

3.9.1. Students will tell about art from another time.

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