Specific Curriculum Outcomes
Students will be expected to explore, challenge, develop, and express ideas, using the skills, language, techniques, and processes of the arts.
- Explore the elements of design (line, value, colour, shape, form, texture, and space) in creating artwork.
- Explore the principles of design (balance, emphasis, unity, movement/rhythm, pattern, and contrast/variety) in creating artwork.
- Use a combination of the elements and principles of design in art making.
- Experiment with a variety of art materials, tools, and processes.
- Demonstrate and apply knowledge of basic art skills, techniques, processes, and language.
- Make effective choices about tools and materials in the creation of art.
Students will be expected to create and/or present, collaboratively and independently, expressive products in the arts for a range of audiences and purposes.
- Develop observation skills and sensitivity to the visual environment.
- Use experiences from their personal, social, and physical environments to create art.
- Create art for a variety of audiences and purposes.
- Collaborate with others during the creative process to examine a variety of art forms.
- Use safety considerations when handling art making tools and materials.
Students will be expected to demonstrate critical awareness of and the value for the role of the arts in creating and reflecting culture.
- Describe ways the visual arts are used in their home, school, and community.
- Explore images from a variety of times and cultures to understand connections with their own time and place.
- Identify and discuss the visual effect of the elements and principles of design in the natural and built environments.
- Investigate the roles of artists in their community.
- Research potential careers available to those trained in the visual arts.
- Examine artwork made for various purposes from past and present cultures.
Students will be expected to respect the contributions of individuals and cultural groups in local and global contexts, and value the arts as a record of human experiences and expression.
- Communicate an understanding that the visual arts have and show a history.
- Investigate art styles from a variety of historical and cultural contexts.
- Investigate the contributions made by visual artists.
- Demonstrate an awareness that artwork can be studied according to its context.
- Students will be expected to examine the relationship among the arts, societies, and environments.
- Identify and consider the sources of ideas and influences which affect their work.
- Recognize that the viewer’s response to art is strongly influenced by their experiences.
- Consider the moral and ethical issues involved in copying artwork.
Students will be expected to apply critical thinking and problem-solving strategies to reflect on and respond to their own and others’ expressive works.
- Respectfully view and discuss, using descriptive language, as they analyze and interpret artwork.
- Suggest reasons for preferences in artwork.
- Examine the work of artists to determine how they have used the elements and principles of design.
- Recognize the relationship between feeling and thinking when experiencing art.
- Acknowledge and respect individual approaches to and opinions of art.
Students will be expected to understand the role of technologies in creating and responding to expressive works.
- Choose, display, and describe work from their own portfolios.
- Solve design problems by making use of the elements and principles of design, using a variety of technologies.
Students will be expected to analyze the relationship between artistic intent and the expressive work.
- Discuss their own and others’ intentions for creating an artwork.
- Describe how they and others made an artwork.