Illinois Learning Standards

Stage C - Fine Arts—Visual Arts



Descriptors



25A —

Students who meet the standard understand the sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities of the arts.
  1. Distinguish between continuous and broken lines in a given art work (e.g., Jackson Pollack).
  2. Describe line direction (e.g., horizontal, vertical, diagonal).
  3. Give examples of organic (free-form, natural) and person-made shapes in the visual environment.
  4. Select examples of neutral colors found in nature (e.g., clouds, tree bark, rocks).
  5. Recognize the difference between warm and cool colors.
  6. Match given texture to surfaces and objects.
  7. Distinguish among foreground, middle ground, and background.
  8. Identify the horizon line in a given art work.
  9. Describe symmetrical and asymmetrical balance.
  10. Recognize the mood or emotion in two or more art works with the same subject (e.g., dragons, cats, weather, ocean).
  11. Classify a group of art works according to subject (e.g., portrait, landscape, still life).

25B —

Students who meet the standard understand the similarities, distinctions, and connections in and among the arts.
  1. Compare sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities shared among several art forms that express a similar idea (e.g. beginning, middle, and end in music, dance, and drama).
  2. Compare the use of sound, movement, action, or visual images to express similar ideas (e.g., subject matter such as night, ocean; emotions/moods such as sad, scary).

26A —

Students who meet the standard understand processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
  1. Match the material, tools, and processes used in painting, drawing, and constructing.
  2. Compare the use of 2-D and 3-D tools and materials in creating art works.
  3. Explain how to use and care for art making tools and media when creating 2-D or 3-D work.
  4. Demonstrate the safe and responsible use of materials and tools when creating 2-D or 3-D work.
  5. Identify photos, paintings, weavings, prints, ceramics, and sculpture.

26B —

Students who meet the standard can apply skills and knowledge necessary to create and perform in one or more of the arts.
  1. Select and skillfully use a variety of materials, mixed media, and tools to create a composition containing subject matter (e.g., figures, landscape, still life).
  2. Create a composition expressing a personal idea from observation, research, or imagination.
  3. Demonstrate additive and subtractive processes when creating 3-D objects in a variety of materials.
  4. Create the illusion of depth in a 2-D art work (e.g., overlap, size change, placement).
  5. Construct a plan for a work of art using research.

27A —

Students who meet the standard can analyze how the arts function in history, society and everyday life.
  1. Distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate audience behaviors.
  2. React to performances/ art works in a respectful, constructive, and supportive manner.
  3. Match the types of occupations with their art form (e.g., actor, director, playwright, designer with drama).
  4. Compare ways the arts are used in a celebration (e.g., masks, costumes, banners, songs, dances).
  5. List the things that artists make or do when they communicate through the arts (e.g., pictures, songs, advertisements, stories, movements, buildings).
  6. Point out ways the arts are used for personal time and enrichment (e.g., concerts, plays, exhibits, broadcasts, social dances, choirs, lessons).
  7. Describe occupations that are related to the arts (e.g., photographer, illustrator, composer, playwright, choreographer, architect).

27B —

Students who meet the standard understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society and everyday life.
  1. Identify cultural characteristics of a work of art.
  2. Describe how the arts inform viewers about people and events from history.
  3. Name significant artists in dance, drama, music, or visual art.

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