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Nebraska Visual Arts Standards for Grades K-2 and 3-5

Below, click on the terms highlighted in blue to see the glossary definitions of the terms. Please note that at this point, we anticipate that most of the video segments will be best used in grades 6 through 12. So we are not promising videos for elementary grades. This could change as our partners advise us. As the project develops there may be videos that work for lower grades, and those will be linked from this page.

Click here to see the Visual Arts Standards for Grades 6-8 and 9-12.

K-12 Visual Arts: Students will develop and apply ideas, knowledge, and skills to create, respond to, present and connect art with the human experience.

   

Grades K-2

Grades 3-5

Create – Art to generate ideas

 

FA 2.2.1 - Students will use the creative process to make works of art with a variety of materials.

FA 5.2.1 - Students will use the creative process to make works of art exploring subjects and themes with a variety of materials.

Plan/ Material

FA 2.2.1.a – Experiment and explore ideas and materials (e.g., 2D, 3D).

FA 5.2.1.a – Develop ideas using a variety of materials.

Imagine/Artistic Voice

FA 2.2.1.b – Create artworks that express unique student interpretation.

FA 5.2.1.b – Use observation, imagination and interpretation in creating artworks that reflect a variety of styles, themes, and subjects.

Aesthetic Experience

FA 2.2.1.c – Explore and experience the properties of various art media through senses and emotions.

FA 5.2.1.c – Demonstrate the connections between sensory experience and expressing emotion.

Elements/ Principles

FA 2.2.1.d – Explore elements of art and principles of design to brainstorm visual possibilities (e.g., use color and shape to create pattern).

FA 5.2.1.d – Identify and use elements of art and principles of design to brainstorm visual possibilities (e.g., create symmetrical and asymmetrical balance using line and shape).

Process/ Craftsmanship

FA 2.2.1.e – Explore various techniques, skills, and the importance of craftsmanship and workmanship (e.g., properly hold scissors, while turning paper, to create a well-defined shape).

FA 5.2.1.e – Apply various techniques to develop craftsmanship skills (e.g., use cutting and gluing techniques to produce clean edges without visual glue).

 

FA 2.2.1.f – Demonstrate respect for accepted procedures regarding responsible care of equipment and materials.

FA 5.2.1.f – Demonstrate respect for accepted procedures regarding responsible care of equipment and materials.

     
   

Grades K-2

Grades 3-5

Respond – to understand and appreciate

 

FA 2.2.2 - Students will explore the critical process to respond to works of art, learning about themselves and others.

FA 5.2.2 - Students will use the critical process to examine works of art, learning about themselves and cultures.

Describe

FA 2.2.2.a - Identify and describe a piece of art (e.g., subject matter, use of color).

FA 5.2.2.a - Identify and describe use of art media (e.g., paint, clay, collage) and techniques to create subject matter, visual elements and mood.

Analyze

FA 2.2.2.b - Identify use of elements and principles in works of art (e.g., recognize use of pattern, symmetry).

FA 5.2.2.b - Categorize elements and principles in works of art (e.g., group works of art by the use of line, shape, balance).

Interpret

FA 2.2.2.c - Interpret mood or feeling in a work of art.

FA 5.2.2.c - Interpret the message communicated by a work of art, using knowledge of visual elements, subject matter, and mood.

Evaluate

FA 2.2.2.d - Articulate personal artistic choice and ideas (e.g., "I like this because...," "I chose this because...").

FA 5.2.2.d - Compare personal interpretation of a work of art with the interpretaions of others.

     
   

Grades K-2

Grades 3-5

Present -
Art to communicate ideas, process, and product.

 

FA 2.2.3 - Students will explore basic presentation methods and purposes.

FA 5.2.3 - Students will develop presentation skills to communicate meaning.

Intent

FA 2.2.3.a – Present an artist statement through formal or informal communication (e.g., written, verbal).

FA 5.2.3.a – Communicate an artist statement using art terminology (e.g., product, process).

Selection

FA 2.2.3.b – Select a work of art for display.

FA 5.2.3.b – Apply basic art presentation skills in a collaborative group display.

Presentation Venue

FA 2.2.3.c – Communicate a variety of different venues to display art (e.g., describe or dramatize to an audience).

FA 5.2.3.c – Examine how the process of collecting and displaying artwork varies depending on the purpose (e.g., cultivate awareness and appreciation of ideas, beliefs, experiences).

     
   

Grades K-2

Grades 3-5

Connect - Individual perspective and identity through the study of art

 

FA 2.2.4 – Students will identify contemporary, historical, and cultural context in art and life.

FA 5.2.4 – Students will examine contemporary, historical, and cultural context in art and life.

Artist Identity

FA 2.2.4.a – Communicate that "I can be an artist."

FA 5.2.4.a – Identify ways that artists influence lives and communities.

Time and Place

FA 2.2.4.b – Identify examples of how humans have always made art.

FA 5.2.4.b – Compare and contrast works of art from a variety of contemporary, historical and cultural contexts.

Purpose and Function

FA 2.2.4.c – Communicate that works of art are made for different purposes.

FA 5.2.4.c – Identify and discuss purposes and function of different art forms (e.g., "Is this object a sculpture, bowl, or decoration?").

FA 2.2.4.d – Identify how images and objects are used to convey a story, familiar experience, or connection to the world.

FA 5.2.4.d – Explore how images and objects are used to convey a story, familiar experience, or connection to the world.

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