Introduction to Art Grades 9-12

This course will include the basic elements and principles of art while developing fundamental skills. It will be an overview of two and three-dimensional art, art history, and criticism.

A B C D    
        Performing and Creating  
1-6     7 a. Develop and define artistic skills and self-expression using art elements (e.g., line, form, texture, color, value, and shape). • Collaborate in small and large groups to design, develop, and discuss works of art.
1-6     7 b. Explore a variety of media emphasizing the principles of design (e.g., rhythm, movement, balance, composition, emphasis, contrast, unity). • Develop a portfolio of artwork.
1-6       c. Develop an understanding of composition and design through the creation of two and three-dimensional art. • Develop projects incorporating color theory.
1-6 4-6, 8 1-5 1-7 d. Demonstrate the ability to express ideas through visual arts, discussion, and writing.  
1-6   1-4 7 e. Use a variety of techniques, tools, and media to create individual art.  
1-6, 7   1-4 2, 7, 8 f. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding and usage of art through technology.  
1-6 4 1-4 8 g. Set, pursue, and readily adjust art-making goals by recognizing and judging new possibilities as they emerge.  
        History and Culture  
7 1-9 1-5 1-7 a. Recognize the relationship between the arts, environment, individual, and society. • Study United States and world cultures, including Alaska Native, through production and design of student art work.
  1-8 1-5 1-7 b. Describe the characteristics of styles of art and recognize artists exemplifying those styles. • Complete a piece of art around a theme, concept, idea, or issue.
  1-9 1-5 1-7 c. Identify universal themes throughout various historical periods and the influences on the creation of different pieces of art. • Integrate cultural, historical, or contemporary techniques into artwork.
  1-9 1-6 1-8 d. Identify artists, historical periods, and their influences on the creation of art. • Visit art shows, museums, galleries, or studios.
• Develop art timelines.

A B C D    
        Evaluation and Analysis  
2, 4, 5 4, 5, 7, 8 1-5 1-8 a. Understand and use criteria to evaluate the visual arts. • Interpret a piece of art by questioning what story, feeling, or concept the art is conveying to the viewer.
  1-8 1-6 1-7 b. Communicate an understanding for a variety of styles and artistic expressions. • Make a judgment about the success of the art work in terms of its aesthetic qualities.
1-6 7, 8 1-5 1-7 c. Exhibit appropriate behavior related to the art environment. • Compare and contrast art created in different areas of the world, as well as in different periods of history.
  1-8 1-5 1-8 d. Learn to accept and offer constructive criticism for own work as well as the work of others. • Interpret art through questions regarding the formal principles and elements of design.
        Aesthetic Perception  
  1-8 1-5 1-7 a. Respect the opinions of others concerning artwork, recognizing that personal opinions are a reflection of past experiences and culture. • Write personal definitions of art and beauty; find and share art examples that support definitions.
  3-8 1-5 1-7 b. Be able to discuss what makes a work of art. • Present art from own ethnic or cultural background.
7 1-9 2-4 1-8 c. Recognize how art influences everyday life. • Investigate careers related to the arts.
          • Discuss issues related to aesthetics, artists, values in art, and other related topics.

• Concept assimilation and demonstration
• Creativity
• Participation in class
• Rubric
• Safety habits
• Skill growth and manipulatives
• Time on task
• Working to assignment parameters