Arkansas State Standards for Arts Education: Grade 7

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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 understand the language of art in reproductions of art work.

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

1.2.1. Students will examine and identify materials appropriate for each process that can best communicate an idea.

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

1.3.1. Students will recognize ancient/old masters/modern periods in art.

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

1.4.1. Students will explore using personal reactions to an event as a source of/for ideas.

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

1.5.1. Students will research the life and work an artist.

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

1.6.1. Students will list and identify career opportunities relating 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 examine how physical environments affect the choices they make as an artist.

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

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

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 research.

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 research.

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 communicate ideas and feelings through use of media.

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. Student will produce art involving 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 explore responsible use of painting tools and materials.

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

2.6.1. Students will use personal experiences for inspiration of artwork.

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 periods of art.

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

2.8.1. Students will experience working in groups.

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 discuss symbols used by different cultures.

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

3.2.1. Students will assess forms of assessment.

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

3.3.1. Students will apply aesthetic reasoning to a piece of art work.

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

3.4.1. Students will review the art exhibition process.

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 organize a portfolio of work.

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

3.6.1. Students will discuss why artists make different design choices.

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

3.7.1. Students will create artwork that shows how art reflects 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, literature and writing.

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

3.9.1. Students will select and research an artist from a specific time period.

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