Visual Arts Grade 2 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: VA2MC1.a
Generates visual images in response to open-ended prompts, themes, and narratives.

Formulates personal responses.
Element: VA2MC2.a
Produces multiple interpretations for an object or image.
Element: VA2MC2.b
Revises artwork in response to unanticipated insights and discoveries.

Selects and uses subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning.
Element: VA2MC3.a
Discusses uses of symbols and cultural icons in artwork.
Element: VA2MC3.b
Mentally envisions what cannot be directly observed (e.g., depicting imaginary worlds, fantastic machines, unusual creatures).
Element: VA2MC3.c
Generates new images and meaning by using visual analogy and metaphor (e.g., seeing a cloud as an animal).
Element: VA2MC3.d
Observes how the visual relationship of objects and ideas affects meaning and/or significance.

Strand: Contextual Understanding

Identifies artists as creative thinkers who make art and share their ideas.
Element: VA2CU1.a
Recognizes unique contributions of contemporary and historical Georgia artists and art forms.
Element: VA2CU1.b
Creates artwork that explores ideas, issues, and events from current and past cultures.

Views and discusses selected artworks.
Element: VA2CU2.a
Names subject and theme.
Element: VA2CU2.b
Uses context clues to identify time and place.
Element: VA2CU2.c
Theorizes and suggests how culture and environment provide inspiration for creating artworks.
Element: VA2CU2.d
Recognizes media and technique.
Element: VA2CU2.e
Observes and discusses simple perspective techniques (e.g., diminishing size, overlapping, placement on the picture plane).

Strand: Production

Creates artworks based on personal experience and selected themes.
Element: VA2PR1.a
Creates artworks to express individual ideas, thoughts, and feelings from memory, imagination, and observation.
Element: VA2PR1.b
Creates artworks emphasizing one or more elements of art(e.g., space, line, shape, form, color, value, texture) and principles of design (e.g., balance, repetition).
Element: VA2PR1.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 art processes (drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed-media) using tools and materials in a safe and appropriate manner to develop skills.
Element: VA2PR2.a
Creates drawings with a variety of media (e.g., pencils, crayons, pastels).
Element: VA2PR2.b
Creates landscape with a horizon line.
Element: VA2PR2.c
Creates paintings with a variety of media (e.g., tempera, watercolor).
Element: VA2PR2.d
Mixes colors intentionally to create specific new colors.
Element: VA2PR2.e
Mixes white with colors to create tints and black with colors to create shades(values).
Element: VA2PR2.f
Creates prints using mono-printing or relief techniques.
Element: VA2PR2.g
Develops 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: VA2PR3.a
Creates ceramic objects incorporating basic additive method.
Element: VA2PR3.b
Creates sculpture using a variety of materials and methods (e.g., papier-mache', paper sculpture, assemblage, found objects).
Element: VA2PR3.c
Creates composition using traditional and/or contemporary craft methods (e.g., weaving, stitchery, and jewelry).

Participates in appropriate exhibition(s) of artworks.
Element: VA2PR4.a
Writes a title that describes his or her finished work of art.
Element: VA2PR4.b
Writes an artist's statement by reflecting on finished artwork.
Element: VA2PR4.c
Signs a finished work of art.
Element: VA2PR4.d
Views displayed artwork.

Strand: Assessment and Reflection

Discusses his or her artwork and the artwork of others.
Element: VA2AR1.a
Demonstrates a respect for art forms and art objects.
Element: VA2AR1.b
Identifies the differences between photographs, paintings, drawings and sculptures.
Element: VA2AR1.c
Uses art terminology with emphasis on the elements of art: line, shape, form, color, space, and texture.
Element: VA2AR1.d
Differentiates horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines.
Element: VA2AR1.e
Uses art terminology with emphasis on the principles of design: contrast, rhythm/movement, and pattern/repetition.
Element: VA2AR1.f
Recognizes that lines can show rhythm and movement.
Element: VA2AR1.g
Demonstrates that shape/forms can have balance (e.g., symmetrical, asymmetrical).
Element: VA2AR1.h
Identifies geometric and non-geometric shapes and forms in artwork.
Element: VA2AR1.i
Describes colors as warm or cool.
Element: VA2AR1.j
Identifies value as the lightness or darkness of a color.
Element: VA2AR1.k
Distinguishes between 2-D shapes and 3-D forms.
Element: VA2AR1.l
Explains how space is either positive or negative.
Element: VA2AR1.m
Identifies symmetrical (formal) and radial balance in artworks and in nature.
Element: VA2AR1.n
Distinguishes between the textures of materials, such as fabric, yarn, paper, clay, and found objects.
Element: VA2AR1.o
Recognizes thta texture can be visual and/or tactile.
Element: VA2AR1.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: VA2AR2.a
Describes his or her artwork, revealing subject, story, and intention.
Element: VA2AR2.b
Discusses and compares his or her definition of art with that of others.
Element: VA2AR2.c
Compares and contrasts artworks based on subject, theme, and/or elements.
Element: VA2AR2.d
Expresses preference for one of two or three artworks.

Strand: Connections

Applies information from other disciplines to enhance the understanding and production of artworks.
Element: VA2C1.a
Explores and creates art inspired by ideas from literature, science, music, and/or math.
Element: VA2C1.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: VA2C2.a
Manages goals and time.
Element: VA2C2.b
Adapts to change.
Element: VA2C2.c
Works in teams.
Element: VA2C2.d
Guides and leads others.

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