Art Standards Grades 5-6

1 - Design Elements:

Use elements of design (line, shape, form, texture, value, and color) to develop skills in the creation of visual composition and improve visual perception.

Concepts and Applications:

Students create original works of art using a variety of 2 and/or 3 dimensional media that...

1.1 Line: demonstrate the use of different kinds and qualities of line to create motion, the illusion of depth and the suggestion of volume

1.2 Shape and Form: use organic and geometric shapes and form to create natural and abstract designs.

1.3 Space: demonstrate an understanding of perspective.

1.4 Value: use at least 4 values of light and dark to represent solid objects and to create an illusion of shape.

1.5 Texture: use a variety of textures.

1.6 Color: demonstrate an understanding of color theory and how warm/cool, complementary, analogous and teritary colors create mood and feelings.

Guiding Questions

  • How can you use the elements of design to communicate ideas and stories?
  • How can you use the elements of design to create certain effect?
  • How do colors communicate emotions?
  • Why is the background important in your picture?
Vocabulary
LINE
  • horizontal
  • vertical
  • diagonal
  • spiral

VALUE

  • contrast
  • gradation
  • tints
  • shades
  • monochromatic
LINE QUALITY
  • thick/thin
  • smooth/rough

COLOR

  • analogous
  • complementary
  • contrasting
  • warm/cool
  • tertiary

TEXTURE

  • visual texture
  • actual texture

MOTION

SHAPE/FORM
  • 3 dimensional
  • 2 dimensional
  • complex shape
  • natural
  • abstract

2 - Principles of Design:

Understand and use the principles of design (movement, pattern/repetition, balance, contrast, emphasis and unity) to create visually pleasing compositions and improve skills in visual perceptition.

Concepts and Applications:

Students create original works of art using a variety of 2 and/or 3 dimensional media that...

2.1 Movement: use line, form and color to create a visual path on a picture surface and/or sculptural form.

2.2 Pattern/Repetition: use repetition/pattern.

2.3 Balance: demonstrate an understanding of positive and negative shape/form.

2.4 Contrast: use contrast to create variety and uniqueness.

2.5 Emphasis: emphasis one dominant element of art.

2.6 Unity: selectively use different art elements to create unity.

2.7 Visual Perception: use subjects, themes and symbols that communicate intended meaning in their work.

Guiding Questions

  • How can you use the principles of art to communicate ideas and stories?
  • How can you use the principles of art to create certain effect/moods?
  • Where in nature can you find symmetry?
Vocabulary
MOVEMENTPATTERN/REPETITIONBALANCE
  • rhythm
  • fluid

UNITY

  • motif
  • color

EMPHASIS

  • dominant
    • tessellation
    • stenciling
    • template

    VISUAL PERCEPTION

    • symbols
    • themes
    • axial symmetry
    • radial symmetry
    • mandala

    CONTRAST

    • value

    3 - Applications:

    Undertand and apply media, techinques, and processes.

    Concepts and Applications:

    Students can...

    3.1 Safety: use tools and art materials in a safe and responsible manner.

    3.2 Awareness: demonstrate an awareness of potentially hazardous materials.

    3.3 Processes: identify, apply and evaluate processes and techniques used to produce works of art.

    3.4 Application: intentionally take advantage of the qualities and charateristics af art media, techniques and processes to communicate their experiences and ideas.

    Guiding Questions

    • How do you safely use carving tools?
    • Why is it important to take care of art materials and use them safely?
    • Which medium/media would best express the idea of....?
    • What materials did the artist use to make this image?
    Vocabulary

    SAFETY AWARENESS

    HAZARDOUS MATERIAL

    • aerosol
    • rubber cement
    • permanent markers
    • glazes
    • powders

    APPLICATION

    • wash
    • crosshatching
    • shading
    • resist
    • modeling
    • blending

    IDENTIFY AND EVALUATE

    • acrylic
    • tempera
    • watercolor
    • pastels
    • chalk
    • oil pastels
    • collage
    • printmaking
    • engraving
    • blockprinting
    • mono printing
    • batik
    • clay
    • plasticene

    4 - Analysis /Subject Matter

    Choose and evaluate a range of subject mater, symbols, and ideas.

    Concepts and Applications:

    Students can understand and...

    4.1 Discuss and analyze how effectively the elements and principles of design were used in their work and that of others.

    4.2 Discuss and analyze how the elements and principles of design are used to creats mood, movement, symbolism and personal appeal in works of art.

    4.3 Intentionally select subject matter and symbols which will effectively communicate their ideas.

    Guiding Questions

    • How can you communicate a feeling in a work of art without words?
    • What symbols could we ue to communicate ideas?
    Vocabulary
    ELEMENTS OF DESIGNPRINIPLES OF ARTOPINION
    CRITICISMMOODSYMBOLISM

    5 - Analysis & Evaluation

    Reflect upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others.

    Concepts and Applications:

    Students can...

    5.1 Understand the purpose for creating works of art.

    5.2 Analyze artwork through contemporary meaning, historic meaning, cultural inquiry, and aesthetic inquiry.

    5.3 Describe and compare individual responses to their own artwork and to artwork from various eras and cultures.

    Guiding Questions

    • What's happening in this work of art?
    • What did the artist do to make you see that?
    • Why do people make art?
    • What is art for?
    • Can animals make art?
    • Does art have to be pretty?
    Vocabulary

    CULTURES ILLUSTRATION COMMUNICATION ART HISTORY

    6 - Historical & Cultural

    Understand the visual arts in relation to cultures past and present.

    Concepts and Applications:

    Students...

    6.1 Know and compare the characteristics of art works in various eras and cultures.

    6.2 Can describe and place a variety of art objects in historical and cultural contexts.

    6.3 Can analyze, describe, and demonstrate how factors of time and place (such as cliate, resources, ideas and technology) influence visual characteristics that give meaning and value to a work of art.

    Guiding Questions

    • Which shapes/symbols are commonly found with this culture?
    • What meanings do we associate with them?
    • How does history affect art?
    • How is this work from our culture the same and/or different from this similar work from another culture?
    Vocabulary
    SYMBOLSCAVE ARTGREEK ARTROMAN ARTMEDIEVAL ART
    REALISMRENAISSANCEPOP ARTNON-OBJECTIVECUBISM
    MPRESSIONISMEARTH ARTPHOTOGRAPHYABSTRACTWORLD CULTURES

    7 - Integration

    Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines.

    Concepts and Applications:

    Students can...

    7.1 Compare the characteristics of works in two or more art forms (painting, sculpture, music, drama, dance, etc.) that share similar subject matter, historical periods and/or cultural context.

    7.2 Describe ways in which the principles and subject matters of other schol disciplines are interrelated with the visual arts.

    Guiding Questions

    • How can you make a work of art which will reflect the feelings/meanings of this piece of music?
    • How do artists use math?
    • How do artists use science?
    • Which ways do you make visual/artistic decisions during a day in your life?
    • What art choices do you ake everyday?
    • How are consumer choices influenced by the arts?
    • How can the arts enrich our lives?
    Vocabulary
    INTEGRATIONADVERTISEMENTLANDSCAPING
    ARCHITECTURETRANSPORTATIONFASHION