School Improvement in Maryland

Visual Arts Grade K State Curriculum

August 25, 2008
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The Pencil icon represents key indicators of the MMSR Kindergarten Assessment.

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.
For more Kindergarten assessment information view the Fall Exemplars and Spring Exemplars .

Topic

A. Perceiving and Responding: Aesthetic Education

Indicator

Objectives

  1. Describe colors, lines, shapes, and textures found in the environment
  2. Represent observed form by combining colors, lines, shapes, and textures

Indicator

  • 2. Identify and compare ways in which selected artworks represent what people see, know, feel, and imagine

Objectives

  1. Describe the subject matter of various works of art
  2. Use color, line, shape, and texture to represent ideas visually from observation, memory, and imagination

Indicator

Objectives

  1. Explore and discuss how color, line, shape, and texture are used in artworks
  2. Create artworks that use color, line, shape, and texture to express personal ideas


Standard 2.0 Historical, Cultural, and Social Context

Students will demonstrate an understanding of visual arts as an essential aspect of history and human experience.
For more Kindergarten assessment information view the Fall Exemplars and Spring Exemplars .

Topic

A. Historical, Cultural, and Social Context

Indicator

  • 1. Determine ways in which works of art express ideas about self, other people, places, and events

Objectives

  1. Observe works of art and describe ideas expressed by different artists
  2. Use selected works of art as inspiration to express ideas visually and verbally

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  • 2. Discuss reasons why people (including self) create and use art by studying artworks and other sources of information

Objectives

  1. Discuss and describe artworks with common themes or similar ideas expressed
  2. Identify reasons for creating personal artworks

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  • 3. Differentiate among works by artists representative of different cultures

Objective

  1. Discuss and describe the common themes or subject matter of selected artworks from different cultures

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Objectives

  1. Identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines
  2. Identify processes used to make art


Standard 3.0 Creative Expression and Production

Students will demonstrate the ability to organize knowledge and ideas for expression in the production of art.
For more Kindergarten assessment information view the Fall Exemplars and Spring Exemplars .

Topic

A. Creative Expression and Production

Indicator

  • AssessedWSS VI A3 Uses a variety of art materials to explore and express ideas and emotions.

Objectives

  1. Experiment with art media, processes, and techniques and identify ways they can be used to express thoughts and feelings
  2. Manipulate art media, materials, and tools safely
  3. Create artworks that explore the uses of color, line, shape, and texture to express ideas and feelings

Indicator

Objectives

  1. Identify ways that artists develop ideas and feelings
  2. Identify color, line, shape, and texture in artworks that convey what they see, know, and feel


Standard 4.0 Aesthetics and Criticism

Students will demonstrate the ability to make aesthetic judgments.
For more Kindergarten assessment information view the Fall Exemplars and Spring Exemplars .

Topic

Indicator

  • AssessedWSS VI B1 Responds to artistic creations or events.

Objective

  1. Observe, and respond to selected artworks


August 25, 2008