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Using the State Curriculum: Visual Arts, Grade 4


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. Analyze ways that the elements of art, such as color, line, and shape are used to represent visual and tactile texture and movement in artworks
  2. Represent relationships among observed people, animals, and objects in a composition by selecting and using the elements of art to achieve specific effects


  • 2. Identify and compare ways in which selected artworks represent what people see, know, feel, and imagine
  1. Compare ways that artists use and communicate mood and point of view using art vocabulary
  2. Create and describe artworks that communicate mood and point of view


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

August 25, 2008