Visual Arts Curriculum
elementary Visual Art curriculum is designed to provide on-going
learning experiences which enable students to achieve these outcomes
- Apply skills and knowledge to perform in the arts.
- Apply skills and knowledge to create in the arts.
- Describe, analyze, interpret, and evaluate works of art.
- Understand, analyze, and describe works of art in their historical, social and cultural contexts.
analyze, and describe connections among the arts; between visual art
and classroom curriculum;between visual art and everyday life.
- Reflect upon and assess the characteristics of student's own processes and the merit of their art work and art work of others.
- Experiment with technology as a tool to create art.
With a primary focus on the Elements and Principals of Design, the Visual Art curriculum helps students:
- Establish a conceptual framework in the arts to function as an aesthetically literate person.
- Participate in a variety of artistic endeavors to understand creative processes and skills.
- Understand the role of the arts in the historical development of our culture and in the cultures of others.
- Acquire skills for developing their own criteria for making aesthetic judgments.
the arts as an avenue to develop a positive self-concept, fulfill
one's own potential, and to develop sensitivity and responsiveness to
the expression of others.
- Infuse technology as a form and function of the art process
Visual Art classes fulfill the Michigan Merit Curriculum requirement for graduation!
board of a school district or board of directors of a public school
academy shall not award a high school diploma to a pupil unless the
pupil has successfully completed at least 1 credit in visual arts,
performing arts, or applied arts, that is aligned with guidelines
developed by the Michigan Department of Education." www.mich.gov