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What conditions, attitudes, and behaviors support creativity and innovative thinking? How do artists and designers learn from trial and error? How do artists communicate through their art?

Common Core Standards 2017-2018 Common Assessments Print Unit 1
Middle - Fine Arts - Grade 8 - Unit 1
Eight Grade Visual Arts
Eight grade visual arts provides a set of tools for creating, communicating and understanding ideas. Art is a guided instruction class. Students will be completing advanced assignments in both two and three dimensional art forms. Special emphasis will be placed on expectations of craftsmanship, content, and creativity.
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The successful student will…

*  Understand and apply the Elements of Art, Principles of Design.

*  Create original artwork using a variety of art processes, media and styles.

*  Respond to artwork verbally and in writing through critique and reflection.

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Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.

 VA:Cr1.1.8a Document early stages of the creative process visually and/or verbally in traditional or new media.  

 VA:Cr1.2.8a Collaboratively shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design

 

Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.

VA:Cr2.1.8a Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of art-making or designing.

VA:Cr2.2.8a Demonstrate awareness of practices, issues, and ethics of appropriation, fair use, copyright, open source, and creative commons as they apply to creating works of art and design.

 

Anchor Standard 3: Refine and complete artistic work.

VA:Cr3.1.8a Apply relevant criteria to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for a work of art or design in progress.

VA:Cr2.3.8a Collaboratively develop a proposal for an installation, artwork, or space design that transforms the perception and experience of a particular place.

Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.

VA:Pr4.1.8a Develop and apply criteria for evaluating a collection of artwork for presentation.

 

Anchor Standard 5: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.

VA:Pr5.1.8a Collaboratively prepare and present selected theme-based artwork for display, and formulate exhibition narratives for the viewer.

Anchor Standard 3: Refine and complete artistic work.

VA:Cr3.1.8a Apply relevant criteria to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for a work of art or design in progress.

 

Anchor Standard 6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.

VA:Pr6.1.8a Analyze why and how an exhibition or collection may influence ideas, beliefs, and experiences.

Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.

VA:Pr4.1.8a Develop and apply criteria for evaluating a collection of artwork for presentation.

 

Anchor Standard 5: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.

VA:Pr5.1.8a Collaboratively prepare and present selected theme-based artwork for display, and formulate exhibition narratives for the viewer.

 

Anchor Standard 6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.

VA:Pr6.1.8a Analyze why and how an exhibition or collection may influence ideas, beliefs, and experiences.

 

Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work

VA:Re.7.1.8a Explain how a person’s aesthetic choices are influenced by culture and environment and impact the visual image that one conveys to others.

VA:Re.7.2.8a Compare and contrast contexts and media in which viewers encounter images that influence ideas, emotions, and actions.

 

 Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.

 VA:Re8.1.8a Interpret art by analyzing how the interaction of subject matter, characteristics of form and structure, use of media, art-making approaches, and relevant contextual information contributes to understanding messages or ideas and mood conveyed.

 

 Anchor Standard 9: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.

 VA:Re9.1.8a Create a convincing and logical argument to support an evaluation of art.

 

Anchor Standard 10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.

VA:Cn10.1.8a Make art collaboratively to reflect on and reinforce positive aspects of group identity

 

Anchor Standard 11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding

VA:Cn11.1.8a Distinguish different ways art is used to represent, establish, reinforce, and reflect group identity.


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(VA:Cr2.3.8) I can select, organize, and design images and text to create compellinging story about myself.

(VA:Cr1.2.8) I can create a rubric for a work of art with relevant criteria. I can use that rubric to examine, reflect on, and revise that work of art.

VA:Cr2.1.8 Monitor for meaning while exploring, and taking risks to pursue ideas, and forms that emerge during sculpting my animal armature

(VA:Cr1.1.8) I can utilize thumbnails, freewriting, and other creative brainstorming processes in the early stages of creating artwork.

VA:Pr4.1.8 I can help to develop a rubric for evaluating artwork

 

VA:Re9.1.8  I can synthesize their use of images and text against the rubric criteria to support their evaluation of art

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Portfolio, crop, adjustments, levels, brightness, contrast, posterize, graphite transfer, values, line, shape, density, tracing, desaturate, grayscale, analogous, monochromatic, greyscale, complementary, warm colors, cool colors, neutral color, value, form, vessel, symbolism, three dimensional, abstract, realistic, coil, hard slab, soft slab, pinch, firing, kiln, glaze, clay, freestanding, relief, paintbrush, pallet, constructive criticism, feedback, reflection, revision, refinement, analysis, presentation, theme, synthesis, background knowledge, purpose and functions of art, analysis, inference


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