Visual Arts Grade K Version: 2010-2011

Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Visual Arts

Strand: Meaning and Creative Thinking

Engages in the creative process to generate and visualize ideas.
Element: VAKMC1.a
Participates in group brainstorming activity to generate ideas.
Element: VAKMC1.b
Verbally expresses individual ideas, thoughts, and feelings.

Formulates personal responses.
Element: VAKMC2.a
Generates visual images by manipulating art materials.
Element: VAKMC2.b
Mentally recalls and produces visual images (e.g., people, places, animals, things, locations, events, actions)using a variety of art materials.
Element: VAKMC2.c
Makes connections between visual images and personal experiences.
Element: VAKMC2.d
Expresses individual ideas, thoughts, and feelings through drawing.

Selects and uses subject matter, symbols, and/or ideas to communicate meaning.
Element: VAKMC3.a
Uses pictures to tell a story.
Element: VAKMC.b
Understands that symbols can convey different kinds of meaning.
Element: VAKMC3.c
Looks at objects and thinks about ideas in relationship to one another and observes relationships in works of art.

Strand: Contextual Understanding

Identifies artists and offers ideas about what art is and who artists are.
Element: VAKCU1.a
Recognizes self as an artist.
Element: VAKCU1.b
Identifies artists in his/her community.
Element: VAKCU1.c
Understands own ideas as unique to him/her.

Views and discusses selected artworks.
Element: VAKCU2.a
Talks about artworks of significant artists that have recognizable subjects and themes.
Element: VAKCU2.b
Discusses art from a variety of world cultures.
Element: VAKCU2.c
Recognizes the unique contributions of Georgia artists and art forms.
Element: VAKCU2.d
Points out clues in selected artworks that determine time and place.

Strand: Production

Creates artworks based on personal experience and selected themes.
Element: VAKPR1.a
Creates artworks to express individual ideas, thoughts, and feelings from memory, imagination, and observation.
Element: VAKPR1.b
Creates artworks emphasizing one or more elements of art (e.g., color, line, shape, form, texture).
Element: VAKPR1.c
Combines materials in new and inventive ways to make a finished work of art.

Understands and applies media, techniques, and processes of two-dimensional works of art (e.g., drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media) using tools and materials in a safe and appropriate manner to develop skills.
Element: VAKPR2.a
Attempts to fill the space in an art composition.
Element: VAKPR2.b
Creates drawings with a variety of media (e.g., pencils, crayons, pastels).
Element: VAKPR2.c
Draws a variety of lines (e.g., staight, curved, angled, broken, thick, and thin) and shapes (e.g., geometric, organic/free form shapes).
Element: VAKPR2.d
Creates lines with a variety of media and art tools (e.g., pencils, crayons, scissors, paint brushes, foung objects).
Element: VAKPR2.e
Creates paintings with a variety of media (e.g., finger-paint, tempera, watercolor).
Element: VAKPR2.f
Uses color to express thoughts, feelings, and ideas.
Element: VAKPR2.g
Mixes colors to make new colors.
Element: VAKPR2.h
Explores printmaking using a variety of stamping techniques. (e.g., thumbprints, cardboard, sponge, found objects)
Element: VAKPR2.i
Uses an awareness of pattern and texture to create a print.
Element: VAKPR2.j
Develops manual dexterity through craft techniques (e.g., collage, stitchery, weaving)

Understands and applies media, techniques, and processes of three-dimensional works of art(e.g., ceramics, sculpture, crafts, and mixed-media) using tools and materials in a safe and appropriate manner to develop skills.
Element: VAKPR3.a
Makes pots and/or forms using pinch construction.
Element: VAKPR3.b
Incorporates texture into a design.
Element: VAKPR3.c
Employs simple construction techniques.
Element: VAKPR3.d
Recognizes form as not flat.
Element: VAKPR3.e
Demonstrates that shapes can be put together to make new shapes or forms.
Element: VAKPR3.f
Creates composition using traditional and/or contemporary craft materials and methods (e.g., paper sculpture, found object, sculpture, jewelry).

Participates in appropriate exhibition(s) of artworks.
Element: VAKPR4.a
Develops title for finished work.
Element: VAKPR4.b
Views and discusses displayed artwork.

Strand: Assessment and Reflection

Discusses his or her own artwork and the artwork of others.
Element: VAKAR1.a
Shows an interest in art.
Element: VAKAR1.b
Describes his or her artwork, revealing media subject and story
Element: VAKAR1.c
Compares and contrasts artworks based on subject, theme, and/or elements.
Element: VAKAR1.d
Expresses preference for one of two or three artworks (reproductions).
Element: VAKAR1.e
Uses art terms with emphasis on the elements of art: space, line, shape, form, color, value, texture.
Element: VAKAR1.f
Identifies and names lines (e.g., straight, curved, broken, zigzag, spiral, scalloped, thick and thin).
Element: VAKAR1.g
Recognizes organic shapes and names geometric shapes.
Element: VAKAR1.h
Correctly names colors.
Element: VAKAR1.i
List primary colors.
Element: VAKAR1.j
Names geometric forms (e.g., spheres, cubes).
Element: VAKAR1.k
Identifies relationships of placement in space (e.g., beside/overlapping, above/below, close/far, right/left, top/bottom, front/back, over/under).
Element: VAKAR1.l
Identifies space as empty or crowded.
Element: VAKAR1.m
Identifies texture as the way something feels.
Element: VAKAR1.n
Names a variety of textures (e.g., smooth, rough, hard, soft).
Element: VAKAR1.o
Identifies how elements of art communicate specific feeling.
Element: VAKAR1.p
Describes how repeated colors, lines, shapes, forms, or textures make pattern in an artwork.

Utilizes a variety of approaches to understand and critique works of art.
Element: VAKAR2.a
Poses questions and gathers information from works of art.
Element: VAKAR2.b
Reads meaning through interpretation of ideas, thoughts and feelings expressed in artwork.
Element: VAKAR2.c
Connects life experience to artwork.

Strand: Connections

Applies information from other disciplines to enhance the understanding and production of artworks.
Element: VAKC1.a
Explores universal concepts (e.g., pattern, balance) and creates artworks inspired by ideas from literature, science, music, and/or math.
Element: VAKC1.b
Creates works of art inspired by universal themes (e.g., self, family, community, world).

Develops life skills through the study and production of art.
Element: VAKC2.a
Understands learning goals for artwork and evaluates when goals are met.
Element: VAKC2.b
Adapts to change.

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