Visual Arts Grade 1 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: VA1MC1.a
Recognizes and discusses how visual images can have multiple meanings.
Element: VA1MC1.b
Generates multiple visual images.

Formulates personal responses.
Element: VA1MC2.a
Makes connections between visual images and personal experiences.
Element: VA1MC2.b
Expresses individual ideas, thoughts, and feelings through drawing.
Element: VA1MC2.c
Explores how meaning can change when images are revised.

Selects and uses subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning.
Element: VA1MC3.a
Describes subjects in art works such as animals, people, places, and things.
Element: VA1MC3.b
Examines common subjects and themes in selected artworks from own and other cultures, such as the world of play, foods, costumes, celebrations, communities, and nature.
Element: VA1MC3.c
Understands that symbols and the qualities found in the elements of art (e.g., shapes and colors) can convey different kinds of meaning.
Element: VA1MC3.d
Looks at objects and thinks about ideas in relationship to one another and observes relationships in works of art.

Views and discusses selected artworks.

Strand: Contextual Understanding

Identifies artists as creative thinkers who make art and share ideas.
Element: VA1CU1.a
Recognizes ways that artists are involved in communities (e.g., architects, painters, photographers, interior designers, educators, museum docents).
Element: VA1CU1.b
Recognizes and associates selected artists with thier individual works.

Views and discusses selected artworks.
Element: VA1CU2.a
Names subject and theme.
Element: VA1CU2.b
Describes time and place.
Element: VA1CU2.c
Identifies artist and culture.

Strand: Production

Creates artworks based on personal experience and selected themes.
Element: VA1PR1.a
Creates artworks to express individual ideas, thoughts, and feelings from memory, imagination, and observation.
Element: VA1PR1.b
Creates artworks emphasizing one or more elements of art (e.g., color, line, shape, space, form, texture).
Element: VA1PR1.c
Creates art works that attempt to fill the space of art composition.
Element: VA1PR1.d
Makes choices in developing art compositions.
Element: VA1PR1.e
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 (drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed-media) using tools and materials in a safe and appropriate manner to develop skills.
Element: VA1PR2.a
Creates drawings with a variety of media (e.g., pencils, crayons, pastels).
Element: VA1PR2.b
Identifies lines and shapes in order to draw an object.
Element: VA1PR2.c
Creates paintings with a variety of media (e.g., acrylic, tempera, watercolor).
Element: VA1PR2.d
Mixes two primary colors to make a secondary color.
Element: VA1PR2.e
Creates prints using a variety of stamping techniques (e.g., thumbprints, cardboard, sponges, found objects).
Element: VA1PR2.f
Uses an awareness of shape, pattern, and texture to create a variety of print art.
Element: VA1PR2.g
Develops manual dexterity though craft techniques (e.g., collage, stitchery, weaving).

Understands and applies media, techniques, and processes of three-dimensional works of art (ceramics, sculpture, crafts, and mixed-media) using tools and materials in a safe and appropriate manner to develop skills.
Element: VA1PR3.a
Uses clay techniques to create forms (e.g., modeling, rolling, pinching).
Element: VA1PR3.b
Incorporates texture into ceramic artwork.
Element: VA1PR3.c
Uses an awareness of form, pattern, and texture.
Element: VA1PR3.d
Creates 3-dimensional compositioin using traditional and/or contemporary craft materials and methods (e.g., paper sculpture, found object assemblage, jewelry).

Participates in appropriate exhibition(s) of artworks.
Element: VA1PR4.a
Assigns a title that describes his or her finished work of art.
Element: VA1PR4.b
Signs a finished work of art.

Strand: Assessment and Reflection

Discusses his or her artwork and the artwork of others.
Element: VA1AR1.a
Shows an interest in art.
Element: VA1AR1.b
Demonstrates a respect for art forms and art objects.
Element: VA1AR1.c
Describes own artwork, revealing subject matter and story.
Element: VA1AR1.d
Expresses feelings in response to examining artworks.
Element: VA1AR1.e
Indentifies and compares specific elements and principles of art and how these contribute to communicating specific feelings.
Element: VA1AR1.f
Uses art terminology with emphasis on the elements of art: line, shape, form, color, space, texture.
Element: VA1AR1.g
Identifies lines as outlines or edges of shapes and forms.
Element: VA1AR1.h
Recognizes how media and techniques affect line qualities.
Element: VA1AR1.i
Differentiates between geometric shapes and organic shapes.
Element: VA1AR1.j
Indentifies primary colors and secondary colors on the color wheel.
Element: VA1AR1.k
Names geometric forms (e.g., spheres, cubes, cylinders,cones, rectangular prisms).
Element: VA1AR1.l
Recognizes that forms have different sides and occupy space.
Element: VA1AR1.m
Observes and identifies positive and negative space.
Element: VA1AR1.n
Identifies texture by feel and sight.
Element: VA1AR1.o
Names and describes a variety of textures by feel and by sight.
Element: VA1AR1.p
Describes how repeated colors, lines, shapes, forms, or textures can make a pattern in an artwork.

Uses a variety of approaches to understand and critique works of art.
Element: VA1AR2.a
Examines two artworks identifying similarities and differences.
Element: VA1AR2.b
Expresses and explains preference for one of two or three artworks.

Strand: Connections

Applies information from other disciplines to enhance the understanding and production of artworks.
Element: VA1C1.a
Explores universal concepts (e.g., pattern, balance) and creates artworks inspired by ideas from literature, science, music, and/or math.
Element: VA1C1.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: VA1C2.a
Understands learning goals for artwork and evaluates when goals are met.
Element: VA1C2.b
Adapts to change.

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