Illinois Learning Standards

Stage I - Fine Arts—Visual Arts



Descriptors



25A —

Students who meet the standard understand the sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities of the arts.
  1. Analyze the relationship among elements, principles, and expressive qualities in a 2-D or 3-D work.
  2. Identify the aesthetic criteria for evaluating an art work (e.g., value, function, purpose, context, appropriateness, creativity/uniqueness).
  3. Express a judgment of a work of art based on description, analysis, and interpretation.

25B —

Students who meet the standard understand the similarities, distinctions, and connections in and among the arts.
  1. Analyze the dominant artistic components (i.e., elements, principles, expressive ideas; processes, technologies; creative processes) using appropriate vocabulary in all the arts.
  2. Compare and contrast similar and distinctive artistic components (i.e., elements, principles, expressive ideas; processes, technologies; creative processes) across art forms.
  3. Select works from each art form that share similar theme/subject matter and justify selection.

26A —

Students who meet the standard understand processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the limitations and potential of media, tools, processes, and technology.
  2. Evaluate the effect of changing technologies on the visual arts.
  3. Analyze the relationship among the tools, media, technology, and processes.
  4. Discuss and evaluate an artist's ability to convey meaning based on the selection of materials and tools.
  5. Debate the choice of techniques used to convey meaning in an art work of self and others.

26B —

Students who meet the standard can apply skills and knowledge necessary to create and perform in one or more of the arts.
  1. Construct a plan for a work of art based on gathering information, making adjustments, evaluating the image in terms of criteria, and correlating intent and solution.
  2. Create art works in a variety of materials, techniques and styles.
  3. Create art works in a variety of styles.
  4. Create art works based on planning, research, and problem solving.

27A —

Students who meet the standard can analyze how the arts function in history, society and everyday life.
  1. Analyze how the arts function in historical, societal, economic, and personal contexts (e.g. economic trends, creative thinking, intra/inter communication, adornment, environments, entertainment, historical record, jobs).
  2. Analyze how the arts inform and persuade through movement, sound, and image.
  3. Examine the purposes and effects of various media (e.g., film, print, multimedia presentations) in terms of informing, entertaining, and persuading the public.
  4. Justify an opinion about the purposes and effects of various media in terms of informing and persuading the public.

27B —

Students who meet the standard understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society and everyday life.
  1. Classify selected works of art by style, periods, or cultures (e.g., Classical, Renaissance, Romanticism, Pan-Asian, Native American).
  2. Analyze selected historical and contemporary works of art for distinguishing characteristics of style, period, or culture.
  3. Trace how artistic styles have changed in response to cultural, historical, and technological events (e.g., inventions, transportation, economics, wars).
  4. Connect the artists/works with the trends and/or influences of others (e.g. Picasso's "Guernica"; Stravinsky's "Firebird", Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma).

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