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Curriculum Objectives

Knowledge Objectives

  • Students will understand how art reflects, records, and shapes history and plays a role in every culture.
  • Students will develop a basic vocabulary for thinking and writing about and discussing visual art elements and principles of design.
  • Students will know how library and Internet resources on the visual arts are organized and accessed.

Skills Objectives

  • Students will be able to work with art media such as drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, and computer-based tools to express ideas, feelings and values.
  • Students will be able to make and justify judgments about aesthetic qualities in works of art and other objects within the total environment.
  • Students will develop open-ended problem solving skills.
  • Students will develop their expository writing abilities.

Attitude Objectives

  • Students will enjoy exploring their creative abilities in the visual arts.
  • Students will develop confidence in their abilities to express ideas imaginatively in the visual arts.
  • Students will value their artistic skills and heritage and those of others.

Process Objectives

  • Students will view, discuss, and write about works of art from a variety of historical eras and world cultures.
  • Students will create artworks in a variety of media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, and computer-based tools.
  • Students will creatively express themselves in a work of visual art that is personally meaningful to them.

Experience Objectives

  • Students will encounter exemplary works of art in museums, other public spaces, and on the World Wide Web.

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