Visual Arts Standards
MPS Visual Arts Standards
Key: Bold Black Text = Minnesota Academic Standard, Regular Blue Text = National Content Standard
 
Artistic Foundations
I.1 Demonstrate knowledge of foundations
                - Identify, Interpret, and Use Theme, Subject, Symbol, Cultural Beliefs, and Intent (5.3)
I.2 Use technical skills and technology
                - Learn and Develop Skills with Media, Techniques, and Processes (5.1)
I.3 Understand personal, social, cultural and historical contexts
- Understand the Importance of the Visual Arts in Relation to History, World Cultures, and Daily   Life (5.5)
 
Artistic Process
II.1 Create or make in a variety of contexts
                - Apply Organizing Principles and Visual Arts Elements and Use Them in Aesthetic Ways (5.2)
III.1 Perform or present in a variety of contexts
                - Understand How Art Materials and Processes Effect the Student and Community (5.7)
IV.1 Respond to or critique a variety of creations
                - Evaluate and Assess the Characteristics and Merits of Artwork (5.4)
                - Understand Relationships between Visual, the Other Arts, and Disciplines Outside the Arts (5.6)
 
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Minnesota State Arts Standards
MN Visual Arts Standards 
 
 
Grade
Strand
Standard
Code
Benchmark
 
Grades 4-5
1. Artistic Foundations
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the foundations of the arts area.
4.1.1.5.1
1. Describe the characteristics of the elements of visual art including color, line, shape, value, form, texture and space.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4.1.1.5.2
2. Describe how the principles of visual art such as repetition, pattern, emphasis, contrast and balance are used in the creation, presentation or response to visual artworks.
 
4.1.1.5.3
3. Identify characteristics of Western and non-Western styles, movements and genres in art.
 
2. Demonstrate knowledge and use of the technical skills of the art form, integrating technology when applicable.
4.1.2.5.1
1. Describe the tools, materials and techniques used in a variety of two- and three-dimensional media such as drawing, printmaking, ceramics or sculpture.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Demonstrate understanding of the personal, social, cultural and historical contexts that influence the arts areas.
4.1.3.5.1
1. Describe the personal, social, cultural, or historical contexts that influence the creation of visual artworks including the contributions of Minnesota American Indian tribes and communities.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4.1.3.5.2
2. Describe how visual art communicates meaning.
 
Grades 4-5
2. Artistic Process: Create or Make
1. Create or make in a variety of contexts in the arts area using the artistic foundations.
4.2.1.5.1
1. Create original two- and-three-dimensional artworks to express specific artistic ideas.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4.2.1.5.2
2. Revise artworks based on the feedback of others and self-reflection.
 
Grades 4-5
3. Artistic Process: Perform or Present
1. Perform or present in a variety of contexts in the arts area using the artistic foundations.
4.3.1.5.1
1. Select and assemble artworks for a personal portfolio.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4.3.1.5.2
2. Revise a presentation based on the feedback of others and self-reflection.
 
 
Grades 4-5
4. Artistic Process: Respond or Critique
1. Respond to or critique a variety of creations and performances using the artistic foundations.
4.4.1.5.1
1. Justify personal interpretations and reactions to works of visual art.
 
 
 
 
Grades 6-8
1. Artistic Foundations
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the foundations of the arts area.
6.1.1.5.1
1. Analyze how the elements of visual art including color, line, shape, value, form, texture and space are used in the creation of, presentation of, or response to visual artworks.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6.1.1.5.2
2. Analyze how the principles of visual art, such as repetition, pattern, emphasis, contrast and balance are used in the creation, presentation of, or response to visual artworks.
 
6.1.1.5.3
3. Describe characteristics of Western and non-Western styles, movements and genres in art.
 
2. Demonstrate knowledge and use of the technical skills of the art form, integrating technology when applicable.
6.1.2.5.1
1. Demonstrate the characteristics of the tools, materials and techniques of various two-and-three-dimensional media for intentional effects in original artworks.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Demonstrate understanding of the personal, social, cultural and historical contexts that influence the arts areas.
6.1.3.5.1
1. Compare and contrast the connections among visual artworks, their purposes, and their personal, social, cultural and historical contexts, including the contributions of Minnesota American Indian tribes and communities.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6.1.3.5.2
2. Analyze the meanings and functions of visual art.
 
Grades 6-8
2. Artistic Process: Create or Make
1. Create or make in a variety of contexts in the arts area using the artistic foundations.
6.2.1.5.1
1. Create original two- and-three-dimensional artworks in a variety of artistic contexts.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6.2.1.5.2
2. Revise artworks based on the feedback of others and self-reflection and artistic intent.
 
 
6.2.1.5.3
3. Develop an artistic statement, including how audience and occasion influence creative choices.
 
Grade 6-8
3. Artistic Process: Perform or Present
1. Perform or present in a variety of contexts in the arts area using the artistic foundations.
6.3.1.5.1
1. Assemble and prepare personal artworks for public exhibition.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6.3.1.5.2
2. Revise a presentation based on the feedback of others, self-reflection and artistic intent.
 
6.3.1.5.3
3. Develop an artistic intent, including how audience and occasion impact presentation choices.
 
 
Grades 6-8
4. Artistic Process: Respond or Critique
1. Respond to or critique a variety of creations or performances using the artistic foundations.
6.4.1.5.1
1. Analyze and interpret a variety of visual artworks using established criteria.