I truly believe this is true and my goal as an art teacher is to encourage each child to discover their inner artist. I emphasis in my art classes that EVERYONE is an artist in their own way.
Grades in Art Grades in art are a combination of class participation, effort, artistic craftsmanship, art folder completeness, and art reflections. In Art, we focus more on understanding the art concepts and learning the procedure than just the final finished product. Every art project has grade level specific art concepts related to the grade level visual art standards. For the 2020-2021 school year, all art projects will be delivered through SeeSaw.
BVSD Visual Art Standards Boulder Valley School District adheres to the Colorado Visual Arts Standards adopted December 2009 by the Colorado Department of Education. To read in depth about BVSD visual art curriculum and standards, please check outBVSD website.
The four standards of visual arts are: 1. Observe and Learn to Comprehend Use the visual arts to express, communicate, and make meaning. To perceive art involves studying art; scrutinizing and examining art; recognizing, noticing, and seeing art; distinguishing art forms and subtleties; identifying and detecting art; becoming skilled in and gaining knowledge of art; grasping and realizing art; figuring out art; and sensing and feeling art.
2. Envision and Critique to Reflect. Articulate and implement critical thinking in the visual arts by synthesizing, evaluating, and analyzing visual information. To value art involves visualizing, articulating, and conveying art; thinking about, pondering, and contemplating art; wondering about, assessing, and questioning art concepts and contexts; expressing art; defining the relevance, significance of, and importance of art; and experiencing, interpreting, and justifying the aesthetics of art.
3. Invent and Discover to Create. Generate works of arts that employ unique ideas, feelings, and values using different media, technologies, styles, and forms of expression. To make art involves creating, inventing, conceiving, formulating, and imagining art; communicating, ascertaining, and learning about art; building, crafting, and generating art; assembling and manufacturing art; discovering, fashioning, and producing art; and causing art to exist.
4. Relate and Connect to Transfer. Recognize, articulate, and validate the value of the visual arts to lifelong learning and the human experience. To respond to art involves relating to art; connecting to art; personally linking to art; associating with art; bonding to art; moving toward art sensibilities; shifting to art orientations; thinking about art; attaching meaning to art; replying to art; reacting to art; internalizing art; personalizing art; and relating art to diverse cultures.
****A typical project in art class will combine the standards listed above. Below are detailed grade level standard expectations. Visual Arts Standard: Grade Level Expectations at a Glance Kindergarten: 1. Observe and Learn to Comprehend 1.Artists and viewers recognize characteristics and expressive features within works of art 2. Personal feelings are described in and through works of art 2. Envision and Critique to Reflect 1. Identify that art represents and tells the stories of people, places, or things 2. Artists interpret connections to the stories told in and by works of art 3. Invent and Discover to Create 1.Create two- and three-dimensional work of art based on person relevance 4. Relate and Connect to Transfer 1.Artists and viewers contribute and connect to their communities
First Grade: 1. Observe and Learn to Comprehend 1.Works of art express feelings 2. Art represents and renders the stories of people, places, or things 2. Envision and Critique to Reflect 1.Visual arts provide opportunities to respond to personal works of art and the art of others 3. Invent and Discover to Create 1.Create art to communicate ideas, feelings, or emotions 4. Relate and Connect to Transfer 1.Visual arts relate experiences to self, family, and friends
Second Grade 1. Observe and Learn to Comprehend 1. Artists make choices that communicate ideas in works of art 2. Characteristics and expressive features of art and design are used to identify and discuss works of art 2. Envision and Critique to Reflect 1. Visual arts use various literacy to convey intended meaning 3. Invent and Discover to Create 1. Use familiar symbols to identify and demonstrate characteristics and expressive features of art and design 4. Relate and Connect to Transfer 1.Visual arts respond to human experience by relating art to the community
Third Grade 1. Observe and Learn to Comprehend 1. The identification of characteristics and expressive features in works of art and design help to determine artistic intent 2. Art has intent and purpose 2. Envision and Critique to Reflect 1. Artists, viewers, and patrons use the language of art to respond to their own art and the art of others 2. Artists, viewers, and patrons make connections among the characteristics, expressive features, and purposes of art and design 3. Invent and Discover to Create 1. Use basic media to express ideas through the art-making process 2. Demonstrate basic studio skills 4. Relate and Connect to Transfer 1. Works of art connect individual ideas to make meaning 2. Historical and cultural ideas are evident in works of art
Fourth Grade 1. Observe and Learn to Comprehend 1. Artists and viewers determine artistic intent by comparing and contrasting the characteristics and expressive features of art and design 2. Works of art articulate and express different points of view 3. Artists, viewers and patrons respond to works of art using inference and empathy 2. Envision and Critique to Reflect 1. The critique process informs judgments about artistic and aesthetic merits in works of art 2. The processes and philosophies of art and design inform interpretations in works of art 3. Invent and Discover to Create 1. Use media to express and communicate ideas about an issue of personal interest 2. Materials and processes can be used in traditional, unique, and inventive ways 4. Relate and Connect to Transfer 1. Viewers and patrons make personal meaning and infer artistic intent 2. Historical time periods and cultural settings are interpreted in works of art
Fifth Grade 1. Observe and Learn to Comprehend 1. Visual arts connect multiple characteristics of art 2. Visual arts communicate the human experience 3. Visual arts learning involves analyzing the formal and sensory qualities of art 2. Envision and Critique to Reflect 1. Evaluative criteria is used when responding to works of art 2. Specific methods of planning support the development of intended meaning 3. Invent and Discover to Create 1. Use artistic media and expression to communicate personal and objective points of view 2. Create art using technological media 3. Apply an understanding of art processes and creative thinking to plan and create art 4. Relate and Connect to Transfer 1. Artists, viewers, and patrons assign intended meaning to works of art 2. Artists, viewers, and patrons respond to art from familiar and unfamiliar cultures