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Arts Education Standards

Visual Arts

  • Content Standard 1— Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes
  • Achievement Standards for Grades K–4

    • Know the differences between materials, techniques, and processes
    • Describe how different materials, techniques, and processes cause different responses
    • Use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
  • Content Standard 2 — Using knowledge of structures and functions
  • Achievement Standards for Grades K–4

    • Use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas
  • Content Standard 3 — Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas
  • Achievement Standards for Grades K–4

    • Explore and understand prospective content for works of art
    • Select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning
  • Content Standard 4 — Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and culture
  • Achievement Standards for Grades K–4

    • Identify specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times, and places
  • Content Standard 5 — Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others
  • Achievement Standards for Grades K–4

    • Describe how people’s experiences influence the development of specific artworks
  • Content Standard 6 — Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines
  • Achievement Standards for Grades K–4

    • Identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum

Source: National Standards for Arts Education, published by Music Educators National Conference (MENC). Copyright © 1994 by MENC. Used by permission. The complete National Arts Standards and additional materials relating to the standards are available from MENC, The National Association for Music Education, 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Reston, VA 20191, telephone: 800-336-3768.

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