Michigan Standards, Benchmarks, and Grade Level Content Expectations for Visual Arts
Standard 1: Apply skills and knowledge to perform in the arts.
ART.VA.I.HS.1 Apply acquired knowledge and skills to the creative problem solving process.
ART.VA.I.HS.2 Intentionally use art materials and tools when applying techniques and skills to communicate ideas.
ART.VA.I.HS.3 Demonstrate understanding of organizational principles and methods to solve specific visual arts problems.
ART.VA.I.HS.4 Exhibit, present, and publish quality works of art.
ART.VA.I.HS.5 Responsibly and safely manage materials and tools.
Standard 2: Apply skills and knowledge to create in the arts.
ART.VA.II.HS.1 Identify, define problems, and reflect upon possible visual solutions.
ART.VA.II.HS.2 Create artwork using materials and techniques with skill so that personal intentions are carried out.
ART.VA.II.HS.3 Apply organizational principles and methods to create innovative works of art and design products.
ART.VA.II.HS.4 Apply knowledge and skill to symbolize the essence of an idea.
ART.VA.II.HS.5 Reflect, articulate, and edit the development of artwork throughout the creative process.
ART.VA.II.HS.6 Use emergent technologies and materials to create artistic products that demonstrate knowledge of context, values, and aesthetics.
ART.VA.II.HS.7 Create collaboratively to resolve visual problems.
ART.VA.II.HS.8 Explore social and global issues through the application of the creative process. (
Standard 3: Analyze, describe, and evaluate works of art.
ART.VA.III.HS.1 Analyze and describe the formal characteristics of a work of art or design.
ART.VA.III.HS.2 Describe how organizational principles are used to elicit emotional responses.
ART.VA.III.HS.3 Critically observe a work of art to evaluate and respond to the artist’s intent using art vocabulary and terminology.
ART.VA.III.HS.4 Evaluate the quality and effectiveness of one’s artwork.
ART.VA.III.HS.5 Recognize and understand the relationships between personal experiences and the development of artwork.
ANALYZE IN CONTEXT
Standard 4: Understand, analyze, and describe the arts in their historical, social, and cultural contexts.
ART.VA.IV.HS.1 Observe and describe artwork with respect to history and culture.
ART.VA.IV.HS.2 Describe the functions and explore the meaning of specific art objects within varied cultures, times, and places.
ART.VA.IV.HS.3 Analyze the correlation between art, history, and culture throughout time.
ART.VA.IV.HS.4 Use knowledge of art and design history to inform personal artwork.
ANALYZE AND MAKE CONNECTIONS
Standard 5: Recognize, analyze, and describe connections among the arts; between the arts and other disciplines; between the arts and everyday life.
ART.VA.V.HS.1 Design creative solutions that impact everyday life.
ART.VA.V.HS.2 Explore and understand the variety of art and design careers.
ART.VA.V.HS.3 Explore and understand the application of the creative process throughout career pathways.
ART.VA.V.HS.4 Identify commonalities, differences, and connections between the art disciplines.
ART.VA.V.HS.5 Recognize the role of art across the academic curriculum.
ART.VA.V.HS.6 Understand artistic knowledge as an important tool for successful living in the 21st century.
ART.VA.V.HS.7 Analyze the impact of visual culture on society.
ART.VA.V.HS.8 Identify the role visual arts play in enhancing civic responsibility and community.
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