What do the visual arts standards mean for elementary students?*
VISUAL ARTS - Creating
Using a variety of tools and materials.
Learning about the elements and principles of art.
ELEMENTS OF ART: Color, line, shape, form, space, texture, and value.
PRINCIPLES OF ART: Emphasis, movement, balance, proportion, rhythm, unity, and variety.
VISUAL ARTS – Responding
Talking about our artwork.
Reponding to and discussing personal and other artists' art.
VISUAL ARTS - Connecting
Learning about artists and art movements.
Relating to the art of today and other times and cultures, how does it conect to our own personal art?
VISUAL ARTS - Presenting
Learning to share our art with others.
Choosing and showing our art, what makes it great? what do we still want to learn?
*There are many good sites online to explore the arts standards in more detail.