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Georgia Dept. Of Education

Visual Art Standards – July, 2017

Course Descriptions: 50.02110 Comprehensive I 

Visual Art 

Introduces art history, art criticism, aesthetic judgment, and studio production. Emphasizes the ability to understand and use elements and principles of design through a variety of media, processes, and visual resources. Explores master artworks for historical and cultural significance.

Creating

VAHSVA.CR.1 Visualize and generate ideas for creating works of art.

a. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.

b. Consider multiple options, weighing consequences, and assessing results.

c. Practice the artistic process by researching, brainstorming, and planning to create works of art.

VAHSVA.CR.2 Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan and create works of art.

VAHSVA.CR.3 Engage in an array of processes, media, techniques, and technology through experimentation, practice, and persistence.

a. Demonstrate a variety of skills and techniques for two-dimensional and three dimensional works of art.

b. Demonstrate quality craftsmanship through proper care and use of tools, materials, and equipment.

c. Utilize and care for materials, tools, and equipment in a safe and appropriate manner.

VAHSVA.CR.4 Incorporate formal and informal components to create works of art.

a. Use principles of design to organize elements of art to create unified compositions.

b. Create two-dimensional works of art that incorporate observational contour drawing, value to model form, and an understanding of perspective drawing.

c. Learn fundamental color theory and the organization of color schemes to create works of art that demonstrate how to create meaning through color.

d. Create three-dimensional works of art that incorporate a variety of sculptural methods/materials and demonstrate an understanding of relief sculpture and sculpture in the round from a variety of materials (e.g. clay, paper, plaster, wood).

VAHSVA.CR.5 Reflect on, revise, and refine works of art considering relevant traditional and contemporary practices as well as artistic ideation.

VAHSVACR.6 Keep an ongoing visual and verbal record to explore and develop works of art.

a. Make visual/verbal connections through recording artistic research, planning, and reflection.

b. Evaluate choice of media, techniques, and processes as a means to edit, revise, and modify works of art.

c. Maintain notes and class information.

Presenting

VAHSVA.PR.1 Plan, prepare, and present works of art for exhibition in school, virtual environment, and/or portfolio presentation.

a. Exhibit works of art with a written supporting artist statement that communicates purpose and/or intent.

Responding

VAHSVA.RE.1 Reflect on the context of personal works of art in relation to community, culture, and the world.

VAHSVA.RE.2 Critique personal works of art and the artwork of others, individually and collaboratively, using a variety of approaches.

a. Self-evaluate in-progress and complete work using criteria such as composition, craftsmanship, technical skill, meeting goals of work, and progress over time.

b. Develop skills and provide respectful and constructive criticism to peers as part of a community of learners.

c. Develop a repertoire of contemporary and historical art exemplars through art criticism.

VAHSVA.RE.3 Engage in the process of art criticism to make meaning and increase visual literacy.

a. Create a written response to works of art through various approaches.

Connecting

VAHSVA.CN.1 Develop personal artistic voice through connecting uses of art within a variety of cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts.

a. Discuss the intent of works of art in context to historical events.

b. Examine universal themes that appear in works of art throughout various times and cultures.

c. Analyze the ways in which personal experience affects the understanding and appreciation of works of art.

d. Investigate the role of works of art as visual record keeper. e. Identify specific knowledge and skills from other disciplines that inform the planning and execution of works of art.

VAHSVA.CN.2 Develop life skills through the study and production of art (e.g. collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, communication).

a. Collaborate in large and small groups with peers and community to examine, discuss, and plan projects.

b. Use creativity and imagination in planning and development of products.

c. Use critical thinking and problem solving strategies to conceive of and develop ideas.

d. Communicate meaning and ideas through a variety of means including visual representations, technology, and performance.

VAHSVA.CN.3 Utilize a variety of resources to understand how artistic learning extends beyond the walls of the classroom.

a. Access resources to research art (e.g. museums, internet, visiting artists, galleries, community arts organizations, visual culture).

b. Identify various art related careers and post-secondary options.

c. Draw inspiration for works of art from the world and resources outside the traditional classroom.

 
 

Visual Art Standards

Georgia Department of Education

June 15, 2017 

Drawing Levels I - IV

Descriptions: 50.03110

Drawing I - Explores a variety of drawing techniques and media. Emphasizes development of basic drawing skills and critical analysis skills for responding to master drawings. Examines solutions to drawing problems through student drawings and those of other artists. Covers Western and non-Western cultures.

Descriptions: 50.03120

Drawing II - Enhances level-one skills in technique and provides further exploration of drawing media. Reinforces basic drawing skills and critical analysis skills for responding to master drawings of different historical styles and periods. Examines solutions to drawing problems through student drawings and those of other artists.

Creating

VAHSDR.CR.1 Visualize and generate ideas for creating works of art.

a. Develop work through open-ended inquiry, consideration of multiple options, weighing consequences, and assessing results.

b. Investigate and research various themes, interests, materials, and methods.

VAHSDR.CR.2 Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan and create works of art.

a. Use sketchbook/journal to research, explore, and invent artistic approaches to connect and express visual ideas.

b. Critique in-process works individually and collaboratively.

c. Experiment with papers, grounds, and other drawing surfaces and/or technologies.

d. Develop mastery of media (e.g. graphite, colored pencil, charcoal, conte, soft pastel, oil pastel, pen and brush, found mark-making tools).

e. Use mixed-media approaches (e.g. traditional, contemporary, digital, alternative media, video, installation, performance). f. Practice safe and appropriate use and care of drawing media and tools.

VAHSDR.CR.3 Engage in an array of processes, media, techniques, and technology through experimentation, practice and persistence.

a. Create and investigate mark-making methods (e.g. gesture, contour, cross-contour, calligraphic, emotive line).

b. Use value to create form by incorporating a variety of approaches (e.g. rendering, hatching, cross-hatching, stippling).

c. Apply and develop color theory approaches (e.g. high key, low key, full range of value to create specific effect and mood).

d. Apply approaches to develop space (e.g. linear perspective atmospheric perspective, relative scale, overlapping).

VAHSDR.CR.4 Incorporate formal and informal components to create works of art.

a. Use planning approaches (e.g. thumbnail sketches, viewfinders, sighting methods to develop compositions for drawing).

b. Apply compositional design concepts (e.g. elements and principles, activating negative space, visual weight, rule of thirds, color theories).

VAHSDR.CR.5 Reflect on, revise, and refine works of art considering relevant traditional and contemporary practices as well as artistic ideation.

a. Explore ideas and methods reflected in the way current culture(s) defines and uses art.

b. Document processes which support works of art through personal research, reflection, and collaboration.

VAHSDR.CR.6 Keep an ongoing visual and verbal record to explore and develop works of art.

a. Self-assess and write reflections on work, idea generation, and skills progress.

b. Reflect and analyze work through self-assessment and critique.

c. Practice techniques (e.g. direct observation, compositional development, investigation of artistic research).

Presenting

VAHSDR.PR.1 Plan, prepare, and present works of art for exhibition in school, virtual environment, and/or portfolio presentation.

a. Exhibit works of art with written supporting statement(s) that communicates context and/or intent of the work of art or presentation.

Responding

VAHSDR.RE.1 Reflect on the context of personal works of art in relation to community, culture, and the world.

a. Consider the influences on works of art from a wide range of contemporary and traditional art through discussion and/or written response.

b. Investigate and discuss how the issues of time, place, and/or culture are reflected in works of art.

VAHSDR.RE.2 Critique personal works of art and the artwork of others, individually and collaboratively, using a variety of approaches.

a. Reflect on the artistic process of works of art through a variety of approaches (e.g. portfolio review, formal and informal in-progress critique, art criticism).

b. Consider peer feedback on in-progress work to inform decision making, analyze specific strengths and weaknesses, and analyze technique and methods in support of artistic intention.

VAHSDR.RE.3 Engage in the process of art criticism to make meaning and increase visual literacy.

a. Formulate written and/or oral response to works of art through various approaches.

Connecting

VAHSDR.CN.1 Develop personal artistic voice through connecting uses of art within a variety of cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts.

a. Discuss the intent of works of art in context to historical events.

b. Examine universal themes that appear in works of art throughout various times and cultures.

c. Analyze the ways in which personal experiences affect one’s understanding and appreciation of works of art.

d. Investigate the role of art as a visual record keeper.

e. Identify specific knowledge and skills from other disciplines that inform the planning and execution of works of art.

f. Identify artistic voice in a range of contemporary and traditional artists.

VAHSDR.CN.2 Develop life skills through the study and production of art (e.g. collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, communication).

a. Collaborate in large and small groups with peers and community to examine, discuss, and plan projects.

b. Use creativity and imagination in planning and development of products.

c. Use critical thinking and problem solving strategies to conceive of and develop ideas.

d. Communicate meaning and ideas through a variety of means including visual representations, technology, and performance.

VAHSDR.CN.3 Utilize a variety of resources to understand how artistic learning extends beyond the walls of the classroom.

a. Access resources to research art (e.g. museums, internet, visiting artists, galleries, community arts organizations, visual culture).

b. Identify various art related careers and post-secondary options

 
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