School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Visual Arts, Grade 5


Aesthetics and Criticism:

Visual Arts:

Standard 4.0 Aesthetics and Criticism

Students will demonstrate the ability to make aesthetic judgments.


  1. Compare selected artworks using art vocabulary derived from the elements of art and selected principles of design to discuss the content, forms, and artistic styles represented
  2. Establish criteria for judging artworks by collaboratively interpreting exemplary models
  3. Use criteria recognized in exemplary models to support responses to personal artworks and the artworks of others


  1. Establish criteria for judging artworks by interpreting exemplary models
  2. Describe, analyze, interpret, and make judgments about personal artwork and the artworks of others
  3. Apply predetermined criteria to assess personal artworks

August 25, 2008