School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Visual Arts, Grade 3


Perceiving and Responding: Aesthetic Education:

Visual Arts:

Standard 1.0 Perceiving and Responding: Aesthetic Education

Students will demonstrate the ability to perceive, interpret, and respond to ideas, experiences, and the environment through visual art.


  1. Describe similarities and differences between the elements of art in observed forms
  2. Represent relationships among people, animals, and objects in visual compositions using selected elements of art in various combinations


  • 2. Identify and compare ways in which selected artworks represent what people see, know, feel, and imagine
  1. Compare and describe how artists communicate what they see, know, feel, and imagine using art vocabulary
  2. Represent ideas and feelings visually that describe what is seen, felt, known, and imagined


  1. Describe how the elements of art and principles of design are organized to communicate personal meaning in visual compositions
  2. Select and use principles of design, such as pattern, contrast, repetition, balance, rhythm/movement, and emphasis, to give personal meaning to visual compositions

August 25, 2008