Visual Art Georgia Standards of Excellence

Kindergarten

50.00100
 

Course Description: Introduces creating, presenting, and responding to art, while connecting the world of art to other areas of learning and personal endeavors.


Creating

 

VAK.CR.1 Engage in the creative process to generate and visualize ideas by using subject matter and symbols to communicate meaning.

  1. Generate individual and group ideas in response to visual images and personal experiences.

  2. Produce visual images using observation, experience, and imagination using a variety of art materials.

VAK.CR.2 Create works of art based on selected themes.

  1. Create works of art emphasizing one or more elements of art and/or principles of design.

  2. Use pictures to tell a story.

 

VAK.CR.3 Understand and apply media, techniques, and processes of two-dimensional art.

  1. Attempt to fill the space in an art composition.

  2. Experiment in the printmaking process (e.g. stamping).

  3. Create drawings and paintings with a variety of media.

  4. Experiment with color mixing.

  5. Develop manual dexterity to develop fine motor skills.

VAK.CR.4 Understand and apply media, techniques, and processes of three-dimensional art.

  1. Create sculpture using a variety of media and techniques.

  2. Experiment with clay to create forms (e.g. rolling, pinching, modeling).

  3. Create works of art using traditional and/or contemporary craft materials and methods.

 

VAK.CR.5 Demonstrate an understanding of the safe and appropriate use of materials, tools, and equipment for a variety of artistic processes.

 

Presenting
 

VAK.PR.1 Participate in appropriate exhibition(s) of works of art to develop identity of self as artist.

  1. Complete works of art.

  2. Sign a finished work of art.

Responding

 

VAK.RE.1 Discuss personal works of art and the artwork of others to enhance visual literacy.

  1. Use a variety of strategies for art criticism.

  2. Discuss works of art using art vocabulary with an emphasis on the elements of art.

  3. Demonstrate an appreciation for art and art making processes by communicating thoughts

    and feelings.

Connecting
 

VAK.CN.1 Investigate and discover the personal relationships of artists to community, culture, and the world through making and studying art.

  1. Recognize self as an artist.

  2. Recognize the unique contributions of contemporary and/or historical artists and art

    forms, including Georgia artists.

  3. Discuss art from a variety of eras and world cultures.

 

VAK.CN.2 Integrate information from other disciplines to enhance the understanding and production of works of art.

a. Explore universal concepts (e.g. self, family, community, world) inspired by other subject areas.

 

VAK.CN.3 Develop life skills through the study and production of art (e.g. collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, communication).

First Grade

50.00200
 

Course Description: Expands on previous course through more in-depth exploration of creating, presenting, and responding to art, while connecting the world of art to other areas of learning and personal endeavors.

 

Creating
 

VA1.CR.1 Engage in the creative process to generate and visualize ideas by using subject matter and symbols to communicate meaning.

  1. Generate individual and group ideas in response to visual images and personal experiences.

  2. Generate visual images in response to open ended prompts, themes, and narratives.

  3. Produce multiple prototypes in the planning stages for works of art (e.g. sketches,

    models).

VA1.CR.2 Create works of art based on selected themes.

  1. Create works of art emphasizing one or more elements of art and/or principles of design.

  2. Create works of art that attempt to fill the space in an art composition.

 

VA1.CR.3 Understand and apply media, techniques, and processes of two-dimensional art.

  1. Create drawings and paintings with a variety of media.

  2. Explore printmaking processes (e.g. stamping).

  3. Develop manual dexterity through craft techniques (e.g. collage, stitchery, weaving).

  4. Identify primary colors and mix them to make new colors.

  5. Explore spatial relationships.

VA1.CR.4 Understand and apply media, techniques, and processes of three-dimensional art.

  1. Create sculpture using a variety of media and techniques.

  2. Create works of art using clay techniques to create forms (e.g. modeling, rolling,

    pinching).

  3. Create three-dimensional composition using traditional and/or contemporary craft

    materials and methods (e.g. paper sculpture, found object assemblage, jewelry).

 

VA1.CR.5 Demonstrate an understanding of the safe and appropriate use of materials, tools, and equipment for a variety of artistic processes.

Presenting
 

VA1.PR.1 Participate in appropriate exhibition(s) of works of art to develop identity of self as artist.

  1. Complete works of art.

  2. Sign a finished work of art.

 

Responding

VA1.RE.1 Discuss personal works of art and the artwork of others to enhance visual literacy.

  1. Use a variety of strategies for art criticism.

  2. Explain how selected elements of art are used in works of art to convey meaning.

  3. Demonstrate an appreciation for art and art making processes by communicating thoughts

    and feelings.

Connecting
 

VA1.CN.1 Investigate and discover the personal relationships of artists to community, culture, and the world through making and studying art.

  1. Recognize the unique contributions of contemporary and/or historical art forms, including Georgia artists.

  2. Explore the influence of artists and their work in a variety of cultures.

  3. Recognize ways that artists are involved in communities and careers (e.g. architects,

    painters, photographers, interior designers, educators, museum educators).

 

VA1.CN.2 Integrate information from other disciplines to enhance the understanding and production of works of art.

a. Explore universal concepts (e.g. self, family, community, world) inspired by other subject areas.

 

VA1.CN.3 Develop life skills through the study and production of art (e.g. collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, communication).

 

Second Grade

50.00300
 

Course Description: Expands on previous course through more in-depth exploration of creating, presenting, and responding to art, while connecting the world of art to other areas of learning and personal endeavors.

 

Creating

VA2.CR.1 Engage in the creative process to generate and visualize ideas by using subject matter and symbols to communicate meaning.

  1. Generate individual and group ideas in response to visual images and personal experiences.

  2. Produce visual images in response to open-ended prompts, themes, and narratives.

  3. Produce multiple prototypes in the planning stages for a work of art (e.g. sketches, 3D

    models).

VA2.CR.2 Create works of art based on selected themes.

  1. Create works of art to express individual ideas, thoughts, and feelings from memory, imagination, and observation.

  2. Create works of art emphasizing multiple elements of art and/or principles of design.

VA2.CR.3 Understand and apply media, techniques, and processes of two-dimensional art.

  1. Create drawings and paintings with a variety of media.

  2. Experiment with printmaking techniques (e.g. mono-prints, relief prints).

  3. Create art using basic spatial concepts (e.g. overlapping, horizon line, size).

  4. Explore basic color theory (e.g. tertiary colors, values, color scheme).

VA2.CR.4 Understand and apply media, techniques, and processes of three-dimensional art.

  1. Create sculpture using a variety of materials and methods (e.g. papier-mâché, paper sculpture, assemblage, found objects).

  2. Create clay objects incorporating multiple clay techniques and methods (e.g. pinch, coil, slab, score, slip, join).

  3. Create three-dimensional composition using traditional and/or contemporary craft methods (e.g. weaving, stitchery, jewelry).

VA2.CR.5 Demonstrate an understanding of the safe and appropriate use of materials, tools, and equipment for a variety of artistic processes.

Presenting

VA2.PR.1 Participate in appropriate exhibition(s) of works of art to develop identity of self as artist.

  1. Sign a finished work of art.

  2. Create a title for a work of art

Responding

VA2.RE.1 Discuss personal works of art and the artwork of others to enhance visual literacy.

  1. Use a variety of strategies for art criticism.

  2. Demonstrate an appreciation for art and art making processes by communicating thoughts

    and feelings.

  3. Use art terminology with emphasis on selected elements and principles of art.

  4. Use a variety of strategies to discuss and reflect on personal works of art and the work of

    peers.

 

 

Connecting

VA2.CN.1 Investigate and discover the personal relationships of artists to community, culture, and the world through making and studying art.

  1. Recognize the unique contributions of contemporary and/or historical art forms, including Georgia artists.

  2. Explore the influences of artists and their work in a variety of cultures.

  3. Make inferences to identify time and place in works of art.

  4. Recognize ways that artists are involved in communities and careers (e.g. architects,

    painters, photographers, interior designers, educators, museum educators).

VA2.CN.2 Integrate information from other disciplines to engage in the understanding and production of works of art.

a. Explore universal concepts (e.g. self, family, community, world) inspired by other subject areas.

VA2.CN.3 Develop life skills through the study and production of art (e.g. collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, communication).

Third Grade

50.00400


Course Description: Expands on previous course through more in-depth exploration of creating, presenting, and responding to art, while connecting the world of art to other areas of learning and personal endeavors.
 

Creating
 

VA3.CR.1 Engage in the creative process to generate and visualize ideas by using subject matter and symbols to communicate meaning.

  1. Utilize multiple approaches to plan works of art incorporating imaginative ideas, universal themes, and symbolic images.

  2. Apply available resources, tools, and technologies to investigate personal ideas through the process of making works of art.

  3. Produce multiple prototypes in the planning stages for a work of art (e.g. sketches, 3D models).

VA3.CR.2 Create works of art based on selected themes.

  1. Create works of art to express individual ideas, thoughts, and feelings from memory, imagination, and observation.

  2. Create works of art emphasizing multiple elements of art and/or principles of design.

VA3.CR.3 Understand and apply media, techniques, processes, and concepts of two- dimensional art.

  1. Develop drawings and paintings with a variety of media (e.g. pencil, crayon, pastel, tempera, watercolor).

  2. Incorporate printmaking processes to create works of art (e.g. monoprints, collographs, Styrofoam prints, editions).

  3. Combine materials in creative ways to make works of art (e.g. mixed-media, collage).

  4. Develop and apply an understanding of color schemes to create works of art.

  5. Use spatial concepts to create works of art (e.g. foreground, middle ground, background,

    size, placement, detail).

VA3.CR.4 Understand and apply media, techniques, processes, and concepts of three- dimensional art.

 

a. Create sculpture using a variety of methods (e.g., papier-mâché, cutting, folding, found objects).

  1. Create ceramic works of art incorporating multiple clay techniques and methods (e.g. pinch, coil, slab, score, slip, join).

  2. Create works of art using traditional and/or contemporary craft methods (e.g., weaving, stitchery, jewelry, puppetry).

VA3.CR.5 Demonstrate an understanding of the safe and appropriate use of materials, tools, and equipment for a variety of artistic processes.

Presenting
 

VA3.PR.1 Plan and participate in appropriate exhibition(s) of works of art to develop identity of self as artist.

  1. Prepare works of art for exhibition with signature, title, and/or artist statement on finished work.

  2. Choose works of art to be displayed based on thoughtful reflection.

 

 

Responding

 

VA3.RE.1 Use a variety of approaches for art criticism and to critique personal works of art and the artwork of others to enhance visual literacy.
 

  1. Recognize that responses to art change depending on knowledge of the time, place, and culture in which works of art are created.

  2. Use art terminology with emphasis on the elements of art and/or principles of design.

  3. Use a variety of approaches to engage in verbal and/or written art criticism.

  4. Use a variety of strategies to critique, discuss, and reflect on personal works of art and the

    work of peers.

 

 

Connecting

 

VA3.CN.1 Investigate and discover the personal relationships of artists to community, culture, and the world through making and studying art.

  1. Recognize the unique contributions of contemporary and/or historical art forms, including Georgia artists.

  2. Compare ideas and universal themes from diverse cultures of the past and present.

  3. Recognize ways that artists are involved in communities and careers (e.g. architects,

    painters, photographers, interior designers, educators, museum educators).

VA3.CN.2 Integrate information from other disciplines to enhance the understanding and production of works of art.

a. Apply art skills and knowledge to improve understanding in other disciplines.
 

VA3.CN.3 Develop life skills through the study and production of art (e.g. collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, communication).

Fourth Grade

50. 00500

Course Description: Expands on previous course through more in-depth exploration of creating, presenting, and responding to art, while connecting the world of art to other areas of learning and personal endeavors.

Creating
 

VA4.CR.1 Engage in the creative process to generate and visualize ideas by using subject matter and symbols to communicate meaning.
 

  1. Utilize multiple approaches to plan works of art incorporating imaginative ideas, universal themes, and symbolic images.

  2. Apply available resources, tools, and technologies to investigate personal ideas through the process of making works of art.

  3. Produce multiple prototypes in the planning stages for a work of art (e.g. sketches, 3D models).


VA4.CR.2 Create works of art based on selected themes.

  1. Create original works of art that communicate values, opinions, and/or feelings.

  2. Create works of art emphasizing multiple elements of art and/or principles of design.

  3. Create representational works of art from direct observation (e.g. landscape, still life,

    portrait).

VA4.CR.3 Understand and apply media, techniques, processes, and concepts of two- dimensional art.

  1. Apply drawing and painting techniques with a variety of media (e.g. pencil, crayon, pastel, charcoal, tempera, watercolor, acrylic).

  2. Incorporate printmaking processes to create works of art (e.g. monoprints, collographs, Styrofoam prints, editions).

  3. Combine materials in creative ways to make works of art (e.g. mixed-media, collage, available technology).

  4. Apply understanding of multiple color schemes to create works of art (e.g. monochromatic, analogous, neutral, complementary).

  5. Explore multiple spatial concepts to create works of art (e.g. one point perspective, atmospheric perspective, positive and negative space).

VA4.CR.4 Understand and apply media, techniques, processes, and concepts of three- dimensional art.

  1. Create clay objects, incorporating multiple clay techniques and methods (e.g. pinch, coil, slab, score, slip, join).

  2. Create open or closed form sculptures using selected methods/techniques (e.g. papier- mâché, paper sculpture, assemblage, found object sculpture).

  3. Create works of art using traditional and/or contemporary craft methods (e.g. weaving, stitchery, jewelry, puppetry).

 

VA4.CR.5 Demonstrate an understanding of the safe and appropriate use of materials, tools, and equipment for a variety of artistic processes.

Presenting

VA4.PR.1 Plan and participate in appropriate exhibition(s) of works of art to develop identity of self as artist.

  1. Prepare works of art for exhibition with signature, title, and/or artist statement on finished work.

  2. Choose works of art to be displayed based on thoughtful reflection.

 

 

Responding

 

VA4.RE.1 Use a variety of approaches for art criticism and to critique personal works of art and the artwork of others to enhance visual literacy.

  1. Interpret and evaluate works of art through thoughtful discussion and speculation about the mood, theme, and intentions of those who created a work of art.

  2. Explain how selected elements and principles of design are used in works of art to convey meaning.

  3. Use a variety of approaches to engage in verbal and/or written art criticism.

  4. Use a variety of strategies to critique, discuss, and reflect on personal works of art and the

    work of peers.

 

 

Connecting

 

VA4.CN.1 Investigate and discover the personal relationships of artists to community, culture, and the world through making and studying art.

  1. Recognize the unique contributions of contemporary and/or historical art forms, including Georgia artists.

  2. Compare and contrast ideas and universal themes from diverse cultures of the past and present.

  3. Discuss how social, political, and/or cultural events inspire art.

  4. Investigate ways in which professional artists contribute to the development of their

    communities (e.g. architects, painters, photographers, interior and fashion designers, educators, museum educators).


VA4.CN.2 Integrate information from other disciplines to enhance the understanding and production of works of art.

  1. Apply art skills and knowledge to improve understanding in other disciplines.

  2. Describe and discuss various art-related careers and how design impacts daily life (e.g. art historian, art critic, curator, web designer, game designer, fine artist).


VA4.CN.3 Develop life skills through the study and production of art (e.g. collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, communication).

Fifth Grade

50.00600
Course Description: Expands on previous course through more in-depth exploration of creating, presenting, and responding to art, while connecting the world of art to other areas of learning and personal endeavors.

Creating

VA5.CR.1 Engage in the creative process to generate and visualize ideas by using subject matter and symbols to communicate meaning.

  1. Utilize multiple approaches to plan works of art, incorporating imaginative ideas, universal themes, and symbolic images.

  2. Apply available resources, tools, and technologies to investigate personal ideas through the process of making works of art.

  3. Produce multiple prototypes in the planning stages for a work of art (e.g. sketches, 3D models).

 

VA5.CR.2 Create works of art based on selected themes.

  1. Create original works of art that communicate values, opinions, and feelings.

  2. Create works of art emphasizing multiple elements of art and/or principles of design.

  3. Create representational works of art from direct observation (e.g. landscape, still life,

    portrait).

  4. Create works of art inspired by historical, contemporary, and/or social events.

VA5.CR.3 Understand and apply media, techniques, processes, and concepts of two- dimensional art.

  1. Refine drawings and paintings with a variety of media (e.g. pencil, crayon, pastel, charcoal, tempera, watercolor, acrylic).

  2. Apply printmaking processes to create works of art (e.g. monoprints, collagraphs, Styrofoam prints, editions, reduction prints).

  3. Utilize a variety of materials in creative ways to make works of art (e.g. mixed-media, collage, or use of available technology).

  4. Refine knowledge of multiple color schemes to create works of art (e.g. monochromatic, analogous, neutral, complementary).

  5. Apply multiple spatial concepts to create works of art (e.g. one point perspective, atmospheric perspective, positive and negative space).

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Visual Art Georgia Standards of Excellence

VA5.CR.4 Understand and apply media, techniques, processes, and concepts of three- dimensional works of art.

  1. Create clay objects, demonstrating refinement of combined hand-building techniques (e.g. pinch method, coil method, slab, surface design).

  2. Create sculpture that demonstrates a design concept using a variety of methods (e.g. papier-mâché, paper sculpture, assemblage, found object sculpture).

  3. Create works of art using traditional and/or contemporary craft methods (e.g. weaving, stitchery, puppetry, batik, jewelry, book arts).

VA5.CR.5 Demonstrate an understanding of the safe and appropriate use of materials, tools, and equipment for a variety of artistic processes.

Presenting

VA5.PR.1 Plan and participate in appropriate exhibition(s) of works of art to develop identity of self as artist.

  1. Prepare works of art for exhibition with signature, title, and artist statement.

  2. Choose works of art to be displayed based on reflection and designated criteria.

VA5.PR.2 Develop and maintain an individual portfolio of works of art.

 

Responding

 

VA5.RE.1 Use a variety of approaches for art criticism and to critique personal works of art and the artwork of others to enhance visual literacy.

  1. Interpret and evaluate works of art through thoughtful discussion and speculation about the mood, theme, and intentions of those who create works of art.

  2. Explain how selected elements and principles of design are used in works of art to convey meaning.

  3. Use a variety of approaches to engage in verbal and/or written art criticism.

  4. Use a variety of strategies to critique, discuss, and reflect on personal works of art and the

    work of peers.

 

Connecting
 

VA5CN.1 Investigate and discover the personal relationships of artists to community, culture, and the world through making and studying art.

Visual Art Georgia Standards of Excellence

  1. Recognize the unique contributions of contemporary and/or historical art forms, including Georgia artists.

  2. Explore and interpret ideas, themes, and events from diverse cultures of the past and present to inform one’s own work.

  3. Discuss how social, political, and/or cultural events inspire art.

  4. Recognize how art can be used to inform or change beliefs, values, or behaviors in an

    individual or society.

  5. Investigate ways in which professional artists contribute to the development of their

    communities (e.g., architects, painters, photographers, interior and fashion designers, educators, museum educators).

 

VA5.CN.2 Integrate information from other disciplines to enhance the understanding and production of works of art.

a. Describe and discusses various art-related careers and how design impacts daily life (e.g. art historian, art critic, curator, web designer, game designer, fine artist).

VA5.CN.3 Develop life skills through the study and production of art (e.g. collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, communication).

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