Third grade standards - visual arts

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Third Grade Standards - Visual Arts

These are from the Washington State Learning Standards


(1) The student acquires the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain an actsic, theatre, and visual arts.

  • (1.1) Understands and applies visual arts concepts and vocabulary.
    • (1.1.2) Understands, applies, and creates the elements of visual arts when producing a work of art.
      • Elements of Visual Arts: Shape and Form
        • Describes, uses, and produces shapes and forms in a variety of media, styles, and artworks to demonstrate:
        • Geometric shapes and forms
        • Organic shapes and forms
        • Free-form shapes and forms
        • Positive and negative shapes
    • (1.1.3) Understands, applies, and creates the elements of visual arts when producing a work of art.
      • Elements of Visual Arts: Value
        • Examines, uses, and produces a range of three values in various environments and works of art in a variety of media; demonstrates and produces:
        • A black-to-white value scale.
        • A one-color value scale.
        • Two- and three-dimensional artworks that incorporate three levels of value.
    • (1.1.4) Understands, applies, and creates the elements of visual arts when producing a work of art.
      • Elements of Visual Arts: Texture
        • Examines, uses, 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) Understands, 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 and spatial devices 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
        • Foreground
        • Middle ground
        • Background
        • Overlap
        • Size
        • Placement on a page
    • (1.1.6) Understands, 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 primary colors (yellow + red = orange).
        • Warm colors (yellow, orange, red) and cool colors (blue, green, violet).
        • Intermediate (tertiary) colors; created by mixing selected primary and secondary colors (yellow + green = yellow-green).
    • (1.1.7) Understands, applies, and creates repetition/pattern, contrast, variety, balance, movement/rhythm, and proportion 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, movement, and rhythm 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 works of art.
      • Identifies, examines, classifies, and uses the patterns and types of balance found in natural organisms (such as butterflies and insects) and in man-made environments to create works of art.
      • Explores and creates works of art in a variety of two- and three-dimensional media by using:
      • Repetition/pattern
      • Contrast
      • Variety
      • Balance (symmetrical, asymmetrical, and radial)
      • Movement and rhythm.
  • (1.2) Develops visual arts skills and techniques. 
    • (1.2.1) Understands and applies the skills and techniques of visual arts to create original works of art in two and/or three dimensions.
      • Identifies and uses the tools and processes of visual arts.
      • Uses construction techniques and skills to create a three-dimensional artwork.
      • Uses forming and stamping techniques to create functional clay vessels.
  • (1.3) Understands and applies visual arts genres and styles of various artists, cultures, and times.
    • (1.3.1) Understands, 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, cultures, and times to create an artwork.
      • Examines a variety of artworks for historical and cultural information.
      • Describes the attributes of artworks by specific artists or cultures.
      • Explains that people make art for many reasons (tradition, ritual, social and personal reasons, and so on).
      • 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) Understands 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) The student uses the artistic processes of creating, performing/presenting, and responding to demonstrate thinking skills in dance, music, theatre, 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 visual arts.
      • Demonstrates a creative process:
        • Explores the elements of visual arts to create works of art.
        • Uses information to create works of art.
        • 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 art 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 and revises artworks through exploration, reflection, and problem-solving.
        • Selects 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.
        • Identifies the audience and purpose of the artwork and presentation.
        • Reflects upon the process used to create artworks and self-evaluates.
  • (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 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.
        • Determines personal meaning based on personal experiences and background knowledge.

(3) The student communicates through the arts (dance, music, theatre, and visual arts)

  • (3.1) Uses visual arts to express feelings and present ideas.
    • (3.1.1) Understands that visual arts are used to express feelings and present ideas and applies this understanding when creating artworks.
      • Demonstrates and explains how ideas are presented and feelings 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) Understands that visual artworks communicate for a specific purpose and applies this understanding when creating and considering artworks.
      • Determines, identifies, and/or describes (with teacher’s support and direction) multiple ways that visual artworks can communicate for a given purpose.
      • Works alone or in collaboration with others (and with teacher’s support and direction) to plan and create visual artworks in a variety of media to communicate for a specific purpose.
  • (3.3) Develops personal aesthetic criteria to communicate artistic choices in visual arts.
    • (3.3.1) Understands how personal aesthetic choices are influenced by and reflected in visual artworks.
    • Identifies (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, theatre, and visual arts) to other disciplines, life, cultures, and work.

  • (4.1) Demonstrates and analyzes the connections among the arts disciplines (dance, music, theatre, and visual arts).
    • (4.1.1) Understands and applies skills, concepts, and vocabulary that the discipline of visual arts has in common with other arts disciplines.
      • Identifies the compositional elements and attributes that the arts disciplines have in common.
      • Demonstrates skills and processes that are common among arts disciplines, such as creating, practicing, performing, exhibiting, and collaborating.
  • (4.2) Demonstrates and analyzes the connections among the arts and between the arts and other content areas.
    • (4.2.1) Remembers and understands skills, concepts, and vocabulary that the discipline of visual arts has in common with other content areas.
      • Finds and identifies concepts and attributes that are common to the arts and other areas.
      • Applies arts knowledge and skills to reinforce what he/she learns in other content areas.
  • (4.3) Understands how the arts impact and reflect personal choices throughout life.
    • (4.3.1) Understands how visual arts impact personal choices, including choices made at school and in the community.
      • Identifies, compares, and explains how the arts impact choices made:
      • 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) Understands how specific attributes of visual artworks reflect their cultural and historical contexts.
      • Explores, describes, and compares attributes of:
      • Artworks in the classroom.
      • Artworks in the school.
      • Specific artworks in the community.
      • Artworks of a specific culture or time.
      • Uses specific attributes in artworks to reflect a specific culture or time.
  • (4.5) Understands how arts knowledge and skills are used in the world of work, including careers in the arts.
    • (4.5.1) Applies his/her understanding of 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.
        • Meets deadlines.
        • Completes work.
        • Cares for personal and studio space.
        • Acquires good craftsmanship.
        • Explores different careers in the arts and associated work habits.