Visual Arts Standards

KINDERGARTEN

Creating Works of Visual Art

Standard 1: The student will demonstrate competence in the use of ideas, materials, techniques, and processes in the creation of works of visual art.

Indicators

VAK-1.1 Use his or her own ideas in the creation of works of visual art.

VAK-1.2 Identify the materials, techniques, and processes used in a variety of works of visual art.

VAK-1.3 Use all art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner.


KINDERGARTEN

Using Structures and Functions

Standard 2: The student will use composition and the elements and principles of design to communicate ideas.

Indicators

VAK-2.1 Recognize similarities and differences among various works of visual art.

VAK-2.2 Identify the elements and principles of design used in a particular work of visual art.


KINDERGARTEN

Exploring Content

Standard 3: The student will examine the content of works of visual art and use elements from them in creating his or her own works.

Indicators

VAK-3.1 Identify and describe content used by artists.

VAK-3.2 Select and use appropriate subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate his or her ideas through works of visual art.


KINDERGARTEN

History and Culture

Standard 4: The student will understand the visual arts in relation to history and world cultures and the technologies, tools, and materials used by artists.

VAK-4.1 Identify works of visual art as belonging to a particular time, culture, and place.

VAK-4.2 Discuss the works of visual art in relationship to the technologies, tools, and materials used by the artists.


KINDERGARTEN

Interpreting Works of Visual Art

Standard 5: The student will analyze and assess the characteristics and qualities of his or her own works of visual art and those of others.

Indicators

VAK-5.1 Identify some of the purposes for the creation of works of visual art.

VAK-5.2 Describe the different qualities and characteristics of artworks.


KINDERGARTEN

Making Connections

Standard 6: The student will make connections between the visual arts and other arts disciplines, other content areas, and the world.

Indicators

VAK-6.1 Identify connections between the visual arts and content areas across the curriculum.

VAK-6.2 Discuss the relationship between visual art and language as a means of storytelling.


GRADE 1

Creating Works of Visual Art

Standard 1: The student will demonstrate competence in the use of ideas, materials, techniques, and processes in the creation of works of visual art.

Indicators

VA1-1.1 Use his or her own ideas in the creation of works of visual art.

VA1-1.2 Identify and describe the materials, techniques, and processes used in a variety of works of visual art.

VA1-1.3 Use a variety of materials, techniques, and processes to create works of visual art.

VA1-1.4 Use all art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner.


GRADE 1

Using Structures and Functions

Standard 2: The student will use composition and the elements and principles of design to communicate ideas.

Indicators

VA1-2.1 Recognize and describe the differences in the composition and design of various works of visual art.

VA1-2.2 Discuss the reasons that different elements and principles of design each cause their own distinct response in one who is creating or viewing artworks.

VA1-2.3 Select and use various elements and principles of design to communicate his or her ideas, feelings, and stories through works of visual art.

VA1-2.4 Discuss the elements and principles of design found in works of visual art.


GRADE 1

Exploring Content

Standard 3: The student will examine the content of works of visual art and use elements from them in creating his or her own works.

Indicators

VA1-3.1 Recognize and describe the content in a work of visual art.

VA1-3.2 Select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning through his or her artworks.

VA1-3.3 Discuss the ways that choices of subject matter, symbols, and ideas combine to communicate meaning in his or her works of visual art.


GRADE 1

History and Culture

Standard 4: The student will understand the visual arts in relation to history and world cultures and the technologies, tools, and materials used by artists.

Indicators

VA1-4.1 Identify works of visual art as belonging to a particular time, culture, and place.

VA1-4.2 Discuss the works of visual art in relationship to the technologies, tools, and materials used by the artists


GRADE 1

Interpreting Works of Visual Art

Standard 5: The student will analyze and assess the characteristics and qualities of his or her own works of visual art and those of others.

Indicators

VA1-5.1 Identify some of the purposes for the creation of works of visual art.

VA1-5.2 Describe and discuss the different qualities and characteristics of works of visual art.


GRADE 1

Making Connections

Standard 6: The students will make connections between the visual arts and other arts disciplines, other content areas, and the world.

Indicators

VA1-6.1 Identify similarities and connections between the visual arts and other subjects in the school curriculum.

VA1-6.2 Discuss and compare the similarities and differences between the visual arts and other arts disciplines.

VA1-6.3 Discuss the ways that skills from other areas of the curriculum are used in the visual arts.


GRADE 2

Creating Works of Visual Art

Standard 1: The student will demonstrate competence in the use of ideas, materials, techniques, and processes in the creation of works of visual art.

Indicators

VA2-1.1 Identify the materials, techniques, and processes used in a variety of artworks.

VA2-1.2 Discuss the reasons that different elements and principles of design each cause their own distinct response in one who is creating or viewing works of visual art.

VA2-1.3 Use and combine a variety of materials, techniques, and processes to create works of visual art.

VA2-1.4 Use all art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner.


GRADE 2

Using Structures and Functions

Standard 2: The student will use composition and the elements and principles of design to communicate ideas.

Indicators

VA2-2.1 Recognize and describe the differences in the composition and design of various works of visual art and the ideas they convey.

VA2-2.2 Discuss the reasons that different elements and principles of design each cause their own distinct response in one who is creating or viewing artworks.

VA2-2.3 Select and use various elements and principles of design to communicate his or her ideas, feelings, and stories through works of visual art.


GRADE 2

Exploring Content

Standard 3: The student will examine the content of works of visual art and use elements from them in creating his or her own works.

Indicators

VA2-3.1 Describe the content in a work of visual art.

VA2-3.2 Select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning through his or her artworks.

VA2-3.3 Discuss the ways that choices of subject matter, symbols, and ideas combine to communicate meaning in his or her works of visual art.


GRADE 2

History and Culture

Standard 4: The student will understand the visual arts in relation to history and world cultures and the technologies, tools, and materials used by artists.

Indicators

VA2-4.1 Identify and discuss specific works of visual art as belonging to a particular time, culture, and place.

VA2-4.2 Discuss specific works of visual art in relationship to the technologies, tools, and materials used by the artists.


GRADE 2

Interpreting Works of Visual Art

Standard 5: The student will analyze and assess the characteristics and qualities of his or her own works of visual art and those of others.

Indicators

VA2-5.1 Identify purposes for the creation of works of visual art.

VA2-5.2 Describe and discuss the different qualities and characteristics of his or her own artworks and those others.


GRADE 2

Making Connections

Standard 6: The student will make connections between the visual arts and other arts disciplines, other content areas, and the world.

Indicators

VA2-6.1 Identify similarities and connections between the visual arts and other subjects in the school curriculum.

VA2-6.2 Discuss and compare the similarities and differences between the visual arts and other arts disciplines.

VA2-6.3 Discuss ways that skills from other areas of the curriculum are used in the visual arts.


GRADE 3

Creating Works of Visual Art

Standard 1: The student will demonstrate competence in the use of ideas, materials, techniques, and processes in the creation of works of visual art.

Indicators

VA3-1.1 Use his or her own ideas in creating works of visual art.

VA3-1.2 Identify and describe the materials, techniques, and processes used in a variety of artworks.

VA3-1.3 Use and combine a variety of materials, techniques, and processes to create works of visual art.

VA3-1.4 Select and use the most effective materials, techniques, and processes to communicate his or her ideas, experiences, and stories through works of visual art.

VA3-1.5 Use all art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner.


GRADE 3

Using Structures and Functions

Standard 2: The student will use composition and the elements and principles of design to communicate ideas.

Indicators

VA3-2.1 Recognize and describe the differences in the composition and design of various works of visual art and the ideas they convey.

VA3-2.2 Discuss the reasons that different elements and principles of design each cause their own distinct response in one who is creating or viewing artworks.

VA3-2.3 Select and use various elements and principles of design to communicate his or her ideas and feelings in works of visual art.

VA3-2.4 Describe, both orally and in writing, the ways that his or her use of organizational principles and expressive features evoke the ideas he or she intended to convey in a work of visual art.


GRADE 3

Exploring Content

Standard 3: The student will examine the content of works of visual art and use elements from them in creating his or her own works.

Indicators

VA3-3.1 Recognize and describe the content in a work of visual art.

VA3-3.2 Select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning through his or her artworks.

VA3-3.3 Discuss the ways that choices of subject matter, symbols, and ideas combine to communicate meaning in his or her works of visual art.


Grade 3

History and Culture

Standard 4: The student will understand the visual arts in relation to history and world cultures and the technologies, tools, and materials used by artists.

Indicators

VA3-4.1 Identify and discuss specific works of visual art created by artists from South Carolina as belonging to a particular time, culture, and place.

VA3-4.2 Discuss specific works of visual art in relationship to the technologies, tools, and materials used by the artists.


GRADE 3

Interpreting Works of Visual Art

Standard 5: The student will analyze and assess the characteristics and qualities of his or her own works of visual art and those of others.

Indicators

VA3-5.1 Identify purposes for the creation of works of visual art.

VA3-5.2 Describe, discuss, and evaluate the different qualities and characteristics of his or her own artworks and those of others, including works by South Carolina artists.


GRADE 3

Making Connections

Standard 6: The student will make connections between the visual arts and other arts disciplines, other content areas, and the world.

Indicators

VA3-6.1 Identify similarities and connections between the visual arts and other subjects in the school curriculum.

VA3-6.2 Discuss and compare the similarities and differences between the visual arts and other arts disciplines.

VA3-6.3 Discuss and write about the ways that skills from another area of the curriculum are used in the visual arts.


Grade 4

Creating Works of Visual Art

Standard 1: The student will demonstrate competence in the use of ideas, materials, techniques, and processes in the creation of works of visual art.

Indicators

VA4-1.1 Identify the materials, techniques, and processes used in a variety of artworks.

VA4-1.2 Explain the reasons that different elements and principles of design each cause their own distinct response in one who is creating or viewing artworks.

VA4-1.3 Use a variety of media, techniques, and processes to create works of visual art.

VA4-1.4 Select and use the most effective materials, techniques, and processes to communicate his or her ideas, experiences, and stories through works of visual art.

VA4-1.5 Use all art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner.


GRADE 4

Using Structures and Functions

Standard 2: The student will use composition and the elements and principles of design to communicate ideas.

Indicators

VA4-2.1 Explain the differences in the composition and design of various works of visual art and the ideas they convey.

VA4-2.2 Explain the reasons that different elements and principles of design each cause their own distinct response in one who is creating or viewing artworks.

VA4-2.3 Use visual structures and functions of art to create artworks that communicate ideas.

VA4-2.4 Describe the ways that his or her use of organizational principles and expressive features evoke the ideas he or she intended to convey in a work of visual art.


GRADE 4

Exploring Content

Standard 3: The student will examine the content of works of visual art and use elements from them in creating his or her own works.

Indicators

VA4-3.1 Identify and describe the content in a work of visual art.

VA4-3.2 Select and use subject matter, symbols, ideas, and the elements and principles of design to communicate meaning through his or her art-making.

VA4-3.3 Discuss the ways that choices of subject matter, symbols, and ideas combine to communicate meaning in his or her works of visual art.


GRADE 4

History and Culture

Standard 4: The student will understand the visual arts in relation to history and world cultures and the technologies, tools, and materials used by artists.

Indicators

VA4-4.1 Identify and discuss specific works of visual art as belonging to a particular time, culture, and place.

VA4-4.2 Discuss the qualities of specific works by artists who have had a diverse access to various technologies, tools, and materials.


GRADE 4

Interpreting Works of Visual Art

Standard 5: The student will analyze and assess the characteristics and qualities of his or her own works of visual art and those of others.

Indicators

VA4-5.1 Identify and discuss some of the purposes for the creation of works of visual art.

VA4-5.2 Describe, discuss, and evaluate, both orally and in writing, the different qualities and characteristics of his or her artworks and those of others, including works by South Carolina artists.


GRADE 4

Making Connections

Standard 6: The student will make connections between the visual arts and other arts disciplines, other content areas, and the world.

Indicators

VA4-6.1 Identify similarities and connections between the visual arts and other subjects in the school curriculum.

VA4-6.2 Discuss and compare the similarities and differences between the visual arts and other arts disciplines.

VA4-6.3 Discuss and write about the ways that skills from another area of the curriculum are used in the visual arts.

VA4-6.4 Determine career opportunities in the visual arts.


GRADE 5

Creating Works of Visual Art

Standard 1: The student will demonstrate competence in the use of ideas, materials, techniques, and processes in the creation of works of visual art.

Indicators

VA5-1.1 Identify the materials, techniques, and processes used in a variety of artworks.

VA5-1.2 Describe ways that different materials, techniques, and processes evoke different responses in one who is creating or viewing artworks.

VA5-1.3 Use a variety of materials, techniques, and processes to create artworks.

VA5-1.4 Select and use the most effective materials, techniques, and processes to communicate his or her ideas, experiences, and stories through works of visual art.

VA5-1.5 Use all art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner.


GRADE 5

Using Structures and Functions

Standard 2: The student will use composition and the elements and principles of design to communicate ideas.

Indicators

VA5-2.1 Select a work of art, analyze its composition, and discuss which elements of art and principles of design are used in the work.

VA5-2.2 Discuss the ways that the various elements and principles of design are used to communicate ideas.

VA5-2.3 Select elements and principles of design to create artworks with a personal meaning.

VA5-2.4 Discuss the ways that specific elements and principles of design are used to communicate meaning in his or her own works of visual art.


GRADE 5

Exploring Content

Standard 3: The student will examine the content of works of visual art and use elements from them in creating his or her own works.

Indicators

VA5-3.1 Identify and describe the content in a work of visual art.

VA5-3.2 Select and use subject matter, symbols, ideas, and the elements and principles of design to communicate meaning through his or her art-making.

VA5-3.3 Discuss the ways that choices of subject matter, symbols, and ideas combine to communicate meaning in his or her works of visual art.

VA5-3.4 Write a statement that lists the ways that specific elements of art convey the intended meaning in his or her works of visual art.


GRADE 5

History and Culture

Standard 4: The student will understand the visual arts in relation to history and world cultures and the technologies, tools, and materials used by artists.

Indicators

VA5-4.1 Identify specific artworks and styles as belonging to particular artists, cultures, periods, and places.

VA5-4.2 Write an analysis of the ways in which his or her artwork was influenced by another artist and conduct research on that artist to support his or her analysis.

VA5-4.3 Discuss and write about the ways that history, culture, technology, and the visual arts can influence each other.


GRADE 5

Interpreting Works of Visual Art

Standard 5: The student will analyze and assess the characteristics and qualities of his or her own works of visual art and those of others.

Indicators

VA5-5.1 Identify and discuss purposes for the creation of works of visual art.

VA5-5.2 Describe, discuss, and evaluate, both orally and in writing, the different qualities and characteristics of his or her own artworks and those of others, including works by South Carolina artists.


GRADE 5

Making Connections

Standard 6: The student will make connections between the visual arts and other arts disciplines, other content areas, and the world.

Indicators

VA5-6.1 Identify connections between the visual arts and content areas across the curriculum.

VA5-6.2 Discuss the relationship between visual art and language as a means of storytelling.

VA5-6.3 Practice the usage of aesthetic terminology when discussing other areas of learning.

VA5-6.4 Discuss and write about the ways that skills from another area of the curriculum might be used in the visual arts.