VISUAL ART

                                         Grade 7

Overview                      Year Long Elective Course

         This elective, full-year visual art course allows students more independent and
challenging projects. Students will concentrate on design terms and apply them to art
skills in new projects and critiques. The skills, techniques, and styles of art will be
extended to complement the style and originality of individual students. Each project will
allow students to integrate visual arts skills with academic themes. Originality, effective
communications, problem solving, critical thinking, social cooperation, self-discipline,
and community/environmental issues will be involved in the lessons. If a student is
electing art for the second or third year, he/she will be encouraged to produce higher level
and more in-depth art projects according to his/her abilities.

Course Goals

The learner participates in art experiences using the essential learner behaviors:
1. Effective communications
2. Problem solving and critical thinking
3. Social cooperation and self discipline
4. Responsible citizenship in community and environment
5. Life long learning

Essential Discipline Goals
CRITICAL                              To develop, through the visual arts, the ability to
                                      perceive and respond to ideas and the environment.

HISTORICAL/CULTURAL                   To develop an understanding of the visual arts as a
                                      basic aspect of history and human experience.

PRODUCTION                            To develop and organize knowledge and ideas for
                                      expression in the production of art.

AESTHETIC                             To develop the ability to identify, analyze, and
                                      apply criteria for making visual aesthetic



AR.700.10   Identify the elements of art and design principles and their relationships to
            one another
            AR.700.10.01           Define, interpret, and apply the elements of art and
                                   principles of design.
                                   PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN
                                   1. Balance (symmetrical/asymmetrical)
                                   2. Dominance (Emphasis)
                                   3. Harmony
                                   4. Movement (Direction)
                                   5. Proportion
                                   6. Rhythm (repetition/pattern)
                                   7. Unity
                                   8. Variety
                                   9. Contrast

                                   ELEMENT OF ART *
                                   1. Color
                                          hue         shades
                                          primary     monochromatic
                                          secondary   opaque
                                          tertiary ** transparency **
                                          value       warm/cool
                                          neutrals ** complementary
                                          intensity   black
                                          analogous   white
                                          triads **   gray
                                          tints       brown **

                                   2. Form
                                          organic           geometric     mass **

                                   3. Line
                                             thick/thin     rugged **
                                             horizontal     straight **   curved
                                             vertical       parallel **   disorder **
                                             diagonal       angles **     radiation **

                                   4. Shape

                                            geometric      zigzag

                                    5. Space
                                           overlapping **                 foreground
                                           illusion **                    middle-ground
                                           positive/negative              background

                                    6. Texture

                                    7. Value
                                           gradation **

              *      All elements of design may be used with the principles of design
              **     Properties not identified in Understanding Art & Exploring Art.

AR.700.15     Recognize how visual art may express a concept, tell a story, evoke a
              feeling or emotion, and/or symbolize an idea
              AR.700.15.01          Describe how the various cultures covered on the
              7th grade scope & sequence chart use art as a form of visual expression.
              AR.700.15.02          Describe realistic/symbolic images used in creating
              mood/ feelings and communicating ideas through works of art.
              AR.700.15.03          Compare and contrast realistic/stylized images used
              by cultures found on the 7th grade scope and sequence chart

AR.700.20     Identify selected aspects of visual forms and how changes in them affect
              ones perception
              AR.700.20.01           Analyze the elements and principles of design in
              works of art.
              AR.700.20.02           Identify principles or art and elements of design as
              they are used in various geographical regions as stated on the 7th grade
              scope and sequence chart.
              AR.700.20.03           Explain how changes in the elements and principles
              of design affect one’s perception of an art work.

AR.700.25 Identify factors which influence artists in specific historical eras and
          AR.700.25.01            Describe ways in which art is used as an integral
          part of life.
          AR.700.25.02            Identify the environmental factors that influence the
          characteristics of a society’s art.
          AR.700.25.03            Describe how the history of a geographical region
          may influence an artist’s work.

AR.700.30     Identify the relationships between problem solving in art and in the
              humanities and sciences
              AR.700.30.01            Relate to art and apply, where appropriate,
              suggestions or activities found in language arts, math, science, and social
              studies guides in all cultures covered on the 7th grade scope & sequence

AR.700.35     Recognize how visual art reflects social, political, and ethical issues of
              individuals and society
              AR.700.35.01            Demonstrate how the people of the geographic
              regions on the 7th grade scope & sequence chart use art to express ideas
              and to represent their culture, places, and events.
              AR.700.35.02            Identify the ways in which artists use art to
              comment on the social, political, and ethical issues of a society.

AR.700.40     Analyze and classify artists by factors such as style, subject matter, and
              AR.700.40.01           Employ techniques and styles studied to create
              Individual projects related to the cultures listed on the 7th grade scope
              & sequence chart.
              AR.700.40.02           Distinguish artists’ work(s) by such factors as
              subject matter, theme, style, and/or technique.

AR.700.45 Identify, classify, and select the appropriate tools, materials, and
          techniques for making art
          AR.700.45.01            Demonstrate the correct use of art tools and
          AR.700.45.02            Recognize and use the appropriate tools and
          materials when creating a specific art project.

AR.700.50     Apply adequate measures for the protection of eyes, face, skin, etc., when
              working in the art classroom
              AR.700.50.01           Recognize signs and symbols used for safety.
              AR.700.50.02           Demonstrate the safe use of art tools and materials.

AR.700.55     Apply the elements of art to plan and execute a visual composition
              AR.700.55.01           Demonstrate the use of elements of art and
              principles of design in works of art.
              AR.700.55.02           Explain how changes in the elements of art and
              Principles of design affect one’s perception of an art work.

AR.700.60     Create images based on observed and imagined experiences
              AR.700.60.01          Create projects based on the geographic regions
              listed on the 7 grade scope & sequence chart.
              AR.700.60.02          Compare and contrast real versus imaginary

              subjects as used by the people of the geographical regions listed on the
              7th grade scope & sequence chart.

              AR.700.60.03           Participate in art activities that incorporate skills
              listed on the 7th grade scope & sequence chart
              AR.700.60.04           Use independent as well as group activities when
              students are creating works of art.
              AR.700.60.05           Experiment, create, and use new techniques and
              materials in 2-D and 3-D works of art.
              AR.700.60.06           Create original art work using freehand techniques;
              trace only one’s own original work and only in the rarest of

AR.700.65 Describe and interpret the aesthetic quality of a visual form through the
          use of design concept
          AR.700.65.01            Identify the elements and principles of design in a
          work of art.
          AR.700.65.02            Analyze the subject, composition, and content of
          visual form through the use of design concepts in various media.
          AR.700.65.03            Interpret how changes in design concepts will affect
          the aesthetic quality of a work of art.

AR.700.70     Focus on and emphasize the distinctive aesthetic contributions of various
              cultural forms.
              AR.700.70.01           Compare and discuss style, technique, medium,
              Subject matter, and environmental contributions that may have influenced
              the various people of the geographical regions listed on the 7th grade
              scope & sequence chart.

AR.700.75.    Apply and communicate personal aesthetic criteria in making aesthetic
              judgments about one’s own art work
              AR.700.75.01          Generate vocabulary for critical thinking and
              aesthetic judgments to evaluate art work.
              AR.700.75.02          Apply styles, techniques, medium, subject matters,
              and environmental contributions learned in evaluating art to one’s own
              AR.700.75.03          Judge the success or lack of success of one’s own
              art work and provide reasons to support the decision.

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