first grade standards - visual arts

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First Grade Standards - Visual Arts

These are from the Washington State Learning Standards


(1) - Visual Arts - The student understands and applies arts knowledge and skills in dance, music, theater, and visual arts.

  • (1.1) Understands and applies visual arts concepts and vocabulary. 
    • (1.1.1) Remembers, applies, and creates the elements of visual arts when producing a work of art.
    • Elements of Visual Arts: Line
      • Identifies, uses, and produces a variety of types and qualities of line for a variety of artistic purposes and to demonstrate the following features and functions of line:
        • Direction
        • Expression/emotion
        • Movement
        • Shape
        • Textures
        • Patterns
    • (1.1.2) Remembers, applies, and creates the elements of visual arts when producing a work of art.
    • Elements of Visual Arts: Shape and Form
      • Explores, identifies, uses, and produces shapes and forms in a variety of media, styles, and artworks to discover:
        • Geometric shapes and forms.
        • Organic shapes and forms.
    • (1.1.3) Remembers, applies, and creates the elements of visual arts when producing a work of art.
    • Elements of Visual Arts: Value
      • Discovers and identifies a range of three values in various environments and works of art in a variety of media, including:
        • Black-and-white/grayscale artwork.
        • Black-and-white photography.
        • Monochromatic color schemes (one color plus black and/or white).
    • (1.1.4) Remembers, applies, and creates the elements of visual arts when producing a work of art.
    • Elements of Visual Arts: Texture
      • Discovers, identifies, and produces a variety of textures in various environments, various works of two- and three-dimensional art, and a variety of media to demonstrate/portray:
        • Visual/implied texture
        • Actual texture
        • Differentiates between visual/implied and actual texture.
    • (1.1.5) Remembers, applies, and creates the elements of visual arts when producing a work of art.
    • Elements of Visual Arts: Space
      • Describes and uses the element of space in various environments, in works of two- and three-dimensional art, and in a variety of media to demonstrate/portray:
        • Baseline
        • Over/under
        • Above/below
        • Beside
        • Behind/in front
    • (1.1.6) Remembers, applies, and creates the elements of visual arts when producing a work of art.
    • Elements of Visual Arts: Color
      • Identifies, produces, and uses - in various artworks and working with a variety of media - the following:
        • Primary colors (yellow, red, blue).
        • Secondary colors (orange, green, purple/violet); created by mixing and using primary colors (yellow + red = orange).
        • Warm colors (yellow, orange, red) and cool colors (blue, green, violet).
    • (1.1.7) Remembers, applies, and creates repetition/pattern in a work of art. 
    • Visual Arts - Principles of Design: Repetition/Pattern, Contrast, Emphasis/Dominance, Variety, Balance, Movement/Rhythm, Proportion, Harmony/Unity
      • Explores and creates patterns by using the repetition of lines, shapes, and colors.
      • Uses patterns to enhance the surfaces of shapes and forms in a variety of two- and three-dimensional media and artworks.
  • (1.2) Develops visual arts skills and techniques.
    • (1.2.1) Remembers and applies the skills and techniques of the visual arts to create original works of art in two and/or three dimensions.
      • Explores the tools and processes of the visual arts.
      • Uses a step-by-step process to produce two- and/or three-dimensional objects and artworks.
      • Uses a variety of tools to explore ways of making lines and textures.
  • (1.3) Understands and applies visual arts genres and styles of various artists, cultures, and times.
    • (1.3.1) Remembers, applies, and creates artworks using visual arts styles and genres of various artists, cultures, places, and times. 
      • Uses personal experience and/or knowledge of people, communities, events, and cultures to create an artwork.
      • Recognizes arts styles of various cultures. 
      • Explains that people make art for many reasons.
      • Uses visual thinking skills to discuss a variety of artworks.
  • (1.4) Understands and applies audience conventions in a variety of settings, performances, and presentations of visual arts.
    • (1.4.1) Remembers the responsibilities of the audience and applies the conventions that are appropriate given the setting and culture.
      • Focuses attention, listens actively, and uses appropriate viewing skills in visual arts settings.
      • Demonstrates appropriate audience conventions in a variety of arts settings.
      • Demonstrates respect for artists and artworks in the community and in a variety of visual arts settings.

(2) - Visual Arts - The student uses the artistic processes of creating, performing/presenting, and responding to demonstrate thinking skills in dance, music, theater, and visual arts.

  • (2.1) Applies a creative process to visual arts. (Identifies, explores, gathers, interprets, uses, implements, reflects, refines, and presents) 
    • (2.1.1) Applies a creative process to the visual arts.
      • Demonstrates a creative process:
        • Explores the elements of visual arts to create works of art.
        • Uses information to create works of visual arts.
        • Uses ideas, skills, foundations, and techniques to create works of art.
        • Implements choices of the elements of visual arts to create works of art.
        • Refines works of visual arts through feedback.
        • Presents works of art to others in the school and community.
  • (2.2) Applies a performance and/or presentation process to visual arts. (Identifies, selects, analyzes, interprets, practices, revises, adjusts, refines, presents, exhibits, produces, reflects, self-evaluates)
    • (2.2.1) Applies a performance and/or presentation process to visual arts.
      • Demonstrates a presentation process:
        • Creates artworks through exploration and problem-solving.
        • Explores artistic resources and materials in order to create and present artworks.
        • Produces and presents an artwork that represents a personal experience.
        • Communicates the process used to make a visual artwork and/or presentation.
  • (2.3) Applies a responding process to a presentation/exhibit of visual arts. (Engages, describes, analyzes, interprets, and evaluates)
    • (2.3.1) Applies a responding process to a presentation/exhibit of visual arts. 
      • Demonstrates a responding process:
        • Engages the senses actively and purposefully while experiencing visual arts.
        • Describes and communicates what is perceived and experienced through the senses (seen, felt, smelled, tasted, and/or heard).
        • Uses developmentally appropriate elements and foundations of visual arts.

(3) - Visual Arts - The student communicates through the arts (dance, music, theater, and visual arts).

  • (3.1) Uses visual arts to express feelings and present ideas.
    • (3.1.1) Remembers that visual arts are used to express feelings and present ideas and applies this understanding when creating artworks.
      • Recognizes and explains how feelings are expressed in his/her artworks and the artworks of others.
      • Uses (with teacher’s support and direction) visual arts in a variety of media to express and present personal feelings and ideas.
      • Expresses and/or represents in works of art/design what is perceived and experienced through the senses (seen, felt, smelled, tasted, and/or heard). 
  • (3.2) Uses visual arts to communicate for a specific purpose.
    • (3.2.1) Remembers that visual artworks communicate for a specific purpose and applies this understanding when creating and considering artworks.
      • Describes and/or discusses (with teacher’s support and direction) visual artworks that communicate for a given purpose.
      • Uses (with teacher’s support and direction) a variety of media to create visual artworks that communicate for a selected purpose.
  • (3.3) Develops personal aesthetic criteria to communicate artistic choices in visual arts.
    • (3.3.1) Remembers how personal aesthetic choices are influenced by and reflected in visual artworks.
      • Explores (with teacher’s direction) how personal aesthetic choices are reflected in visual artworks.
      • Describes how the personal aesthetic choices reflected in visual artworks are influenced by family, culture, and community.

(4) - Visual Arts - The student makes connections within and across the arts (dance, music, theater, and visual arts) to other disciplines, life, cultures, and work.

  • (4.1) Demonstrates and analyzes the connections among the arts disciplines (dance, music, theater, and visual arts).
    • (4.1.1) Remembers skills, concepts, and vocabulary that the discipline of visual arts has in common with other arts disciplines.
      • Explores, identifies, and demonstrates attributes that the arts disciplines have in common.
      • Uses common vocabulary to describe artworks in multiple arts disciplines.
  • (4.2) Demonstrates and analyzes the connections among the arts and between the arts and other content areas.
    • (4.2.1) Remembers skills, concepts, and vocabulary that the discipline of visual arts has in common with other content areas.
      • Explores and identifies concepts and attributes that are common to the arts and other content areas.
  • (4.3) Understands how the arts impact and reflect personal choices throughout life.
    • (4.3.1) Remembers how visual arts impact personal choices, including choices made at home and in school.
      • Identifies examples of visual artworks:
        • In the family/home.
        • In the classroom.
        • At school.
        • As part of activities in the community.
        • At other events outside of school.
  • (4.4) Understands how the arts influence and reflect cultures/civilization, place, and time.
    • (4.4.1) Remembers specific attributes of a work of visual art that reflect its cultural and historical context.
      • Recognizes and identifies attributes of:
        • A specific artwork in the classroom.
        • Artworks in the school.
  • (4.5) Understands how arts knowledge and skills are used in the world of work, including careers in the arts.
    • (4.5.1) Remembers and understands how the knowledge, skills, and work habits of visual arts are used in the world of work, including careers in visual arts.
      • Explores and practices the productive work habits and safety procedures needed to create art; for example, the student:
        • Uses materials safely.
        • Uses tools safely.
        • Acquires good craftsmanship.
        • Explores different careers in the arts and associated work habits.