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1 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 judgments. 2 STANDARDS/Indicators CRITICAL 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 Characteristics/Quality thick/thin rugged ** dotted/dashed*. Direction horizontal straight ** curved vertical parallel ** disorder ** diagonal angles ** radiation ** 4. Shape 3 geometric zigzag 5. Space overlapping ** foreground illusion ** middle-ground positive/negative background organic 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. HISTORICAL/CULTURAL AR.700.25 Identify factors which influence artists in specific historical eras and places 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. 4 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 chart. 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 technique 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. PRODUCTION 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 materials. 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 th listed on the 7 grade scope & sequence chart. AR.700.60.02 Compare and contrast real versus imaginary 5 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 circumstances. AESTHETICS 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 project(s). 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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