Arkansas State Standards for Arts Education: Grade 6

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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. Further investigate the language of art including, but not limited to, the elements and principles of design.

1.1.1. Students will define the language or art.

A.1.2. Examine and identify how art tools, materials, and processes communicate ideas and meanings.

1.2.1. Students will examine and identify the tools necessary for each process that they use.

A.1.3. Research and discuss diverse cultures, styles, and periods of art.

1.3.1. Students will discover and identify style.

A.1.4. Gain creative insight through personal observations and reactions to life experiences.

1.4.1. Students will acknowledge how their art can reflect their own lives.

A.1.5. Research how artists express life experiences through their art work.

1.5.1. Students will discover how artists use social commentary in their art work.

A.1.6. Discover career opportunities that directly or indirectly relate to visual art.

1.6.1. Students will discuss career choices that relate to art.

A.1.7. Recognize the rationale for responsible safety precautions within the visual arts environment.

1.7.1. Students will recognize the rationale for responsible safety precautions.

A.1.8. Examine how physical environments affect choices made by artists.

1.8.1. Students will study the environment in which a specific artist lived and worked.

A.1.9. Discover relationships among the arts, technology, environments, and other disciplines.

1.9.1. Students will discover relationships among the arts and sciences.

A.1.10. Discover relevant community issues as creative resources through interviewing, personal observation, and/or research.

1.10.1. Students will discover relevant community issues as creative resources through interviewing.

A.1.11. Engage in group problem-solving activities (e.g., brainstorming, generating ideas, discussion, and research).

1.11.1. Students will engage in group problem-solving activities through discussion.

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. Utilize a variety of art media, tools/technology, and processes, both two-and-three dimensional, to communicate ideas and feelings to achieve artistic solutions.

2.1.1. Students will use a variety of art materials to achieve different effects in their artwork.

A.2.2. Create art work using the elements and principles of design to express thoughts and experiences.

2.2.1. Students will study elements and principles of design.

A.2.3. Produce artwork that involves problem solving as evidenced through practice, drafts, sketches and/or models.

2.3.1. Students will create a certain number of sketches as a basis for their art and as evidence of problem solving.

A.2.4. Use community issues to stimulate the production of art work which promotes dialogue.

2.4.1. Students will create a work of art stimulated by community issues.

A.2.5. Demonstrate consistent and 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 demonstrate the proper care and use of classroom art materials.

A.2.6. Create artwork based on personal observations and reactions to life experiences.

2.6.1. Students will create artwork that reflects personal life experience or observation.

A.2.7. Produce art work which displays knowledge of diverse cultures, styles, and periods of art.

2.7.1. Students will display knowledge of artistic style.

A.2.8. Use group interaction in the process of art production.

2.8.1. Students will use information and ideas generated in group discussion as a basis for art production.

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. Examine and reflect on a range of subject matter, symbols, and/or ideas used in creating art works.

3.1.1. Students will identify the attributes of a portrait.

A.3.2. Develop student generated rubrics, checklists, questionnaires, tests, or other forms of assessment.

3.2.1. Students will discuss questions that would help identify a style of art.

A.3.3. Engage in aesthetic discussion and apply knowledge when observing works of art.

3.3.1. Students will use the appropriate art vocabulary when discussing the aesthetic value of art.

A.3.4. Participate in the process of exhibiting student art work (plan, select, promote, install, and attend).

3.4.1. Students will discuss the difference between an art exhibition and an art competition.

A.3.5. Develop a portfolio which includes periodic assessment (e.g., self - assessment, peer critique, teacher interview, checklist, essay, etc.).

3.5.1. Students will review ways to make critical judgments about their art work.

A.3.6. Determine and justify why artists make certain design choices.

3.6.1. Students will discuss design choices that are appropriate for a weaving.

A.3.7. Determine/project ways art may envision the future.

3.7.1. Students will examine what might influence fashion in the future.

A.3.8. Discuss and evaluate connections between the visual arts and other disciplines (e.g., in math: 3-D forms, symmetry, patterns).

3.8.1. Students will discuss the connections between the visual arts and science.

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

3.9.1. Students will select and research art work produced by an artist of a specific era.

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