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Arts Education (2017) Grade(s): 09-12 - Visual Arts


Make works of art and/or design that demonstrate technical skill and craftsmanship with various art media when creating images from observation, memory, and imagination.

Unpacked Content

Essential Questions

EU: Artists and designers experiment with forms, structures, materials, concepts, media, and artmaking approaches.
EQ: How do artists work? How do artists and designers determine whether a particular direction in their work is effective? How do artists and designers learn from trial and error?

Skills Examples

  • Apply color contrast, differences in shape and size, repetition of textures and patterns to a work of art.
  • Explore printmaking, digital photography, animation, digital graphics.
  • Demonstrate understanding of copyright laws and appropriation when gathering ideas and resources for creating artwork.
  • Demonstrate technical skill when drawing or painting a still life from observation.
  • Choose and apply the appropriate media that will best support what the student is trying to communicate in their artwork.
  • Discuss and demonstrate skills by creatively exploring, collaborating, and self - evaluating throughout the creative processes.
  • Collaborate to develop a space for a student exhibit.
  • Analyze artwork over a period of time: Graffiti, Photography, etc.


  • Innovative Thinking
  • Creative Processes
  • Multiple Solutions
  • Organize and Develop Ideas and Work
  • Technical Skill
  • Craftsmanship
  • Mat types and processes
  • Concentration
  • Breadth
  • Portfolio
  • Artistic problems can have more than one solution and can be approached from a variety of media.
  • Artwork is created with technical skill, craftsmanship and proficiency.
  • Artists are knowledgeable in copyright laws for images from various resources.
  • Artists create a plan for display of intended artwork.
  • Correct terminology is used when discussing or writing about art.

Anchor Standards

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