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1 Visual Arts Madison Public Schools Madison, Connecticut

2 Dear Interested Reader: The following document is the Madison Public Schools Visual Arts Curriculum Guide If you plan to use the whole or any parts of this document, it would be appreciated if you credit the Madison Public Schools, Madison, Connecticut for the work. Thank you in advance.

3 Table of Contents Foreword Program Overview Program Components and Framework Program Components and Framework Program Philosophy Grouping Statement Classroom Environment Statement Arts Goals (K - 12) Scope and Sequence Student Outcomes and Assessments - Grades K - 4 Student Outcomes and Assessments - Grades 5-8 Student Outcomes and Assessments / Course Descriptions - Grades 9-12 Program Support / Celebration Statement Program Implementation: Guidelines and Strategies Time Allotments Implementation Assessment Guidelines and Procedures Evaluation Resources Materials Resources / Materials National Standards State Standards

4 Foreword The art curriculum has been developed for the Madison school system and is based on the newly published national Standards for Arts Education, which are defined as Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts. The national standards for the Visual Arts were developed by the National Art Education Association Art Standard Committee to reflect a national consensus of the views of organizations and individuals representing educators, parents, artists, professional associations in education and in the arts, public and private educational institutions, philanthropic organizations, and leaders from government, labor, and business. The Visual Arts Curriculum for the Madison School System will provide assistance and support to Madison visual arts teachers and administrators in the implementation of a comprehensive K - 12 visual arts program. The material described in this guide will assist visual arts teachers in designing visual arts lesson plans that will give each student the chance to meet the content and performance, or achievement, standards in visual arts. It is intended to give visual arts teachers a flexible guideline in the design and delivery of a meaningful and relevant visual arts program that is planned, ongoing and systematic. Members of the Visual Arts Committee: Angela Medley Fay VanDyke Suzanne Greenbaum Ann McEntire Laura Connors Melissa Barker Laurie Humphries Lauren Woods Art Coordinator, Daniel Hand High School Daniel Hand High School Daniel Hand High School Brown Middle School Brown Middle School Island Avenue and Academy Elementary Schools Jeffrey and Ryerson Elementary Schools Ryerson Elementary School

5 Visual Arts Program Overview

6 Program Overview The Madison Curriculum Management Cycle addresses the need for the continual improvement and/or updating of the schools' instructional programs through the periodic reexamination of curriculum. The process is recursive and usually occurs within a five year cycle. The full cycle includes two phases. Phase I: Development/Revision and Phase II: Implementation. Phase I has two steps: Step 1: Program Evaluation and Step 2: Research and Development. Phase II has two steps: Step 1: Implementation and Step 2: Monitoring. The visual arts subject area committee as of November 1997 has completed the first two steps of Phase I of curriculum revision. After review of the curriculum by the district-wide curriculum council, the Superintendent of Schools and the Board of Education, it is anticipated that in the Spring of 1998 Phase II: Step 1: Implementation will be initiated. As a result of careful study, the visual arts committee has ensured that the revised curriculum is in alignment with the national and state standards developed for visual arts. Although the language in the Madison Public Schools' curriculum guide is not exactly the same as the language in the national standards' document, the content of the goals and the objectives reflects the content contained within the national and state standards and their corresponding benchmarks. The subject area committee throughout Phase I: Step 2: Research and Development of the Madison Curriculum Management Cycle examined several curriculum guides from schools districts within the state as well as the most recent Connecticut State Department of Education effort. The articulation of the guide's goals and objectives across grade levels has been examined carefully and has been achieved to the satisfaction of the visual arts subject area committee charged with the development of the guide. The committee believes that the Madison Public School System has developed a quality visual arts program that is planned, ongoing, and systematic. H. Kaye Griffin Karen A. Costello Superintendent of Schools Assistant Superintendent

7 Visual Arts Program Components & Framework

8 Program Components and Framework All of the curriculum guides developed for the Madison Public Schools will include the following components: Philosophy: An effective curriculum design needs to incorporate a philosophy, a statement of beliefs. The philosophy in any given discipline or subject area reflects national trends based on research and effective practice. It also incorporates the local school districts' beliefs regarding content area. Seminal pieces of literature, research studies, curriculum and assessment frameworks are referenced. An effective philosophy mirrors a vision statement and prepares the system to meet the needs of its students for 2000 and beyond. Classroom Environment Statement The classroom environment statement addresses the ambiance in which the students work. It is an environment which supports and facilitates growth in a given discipline. It describes the classroom in which a student's desire to want to learn and do more in the given discipline is nurtured. Grouping Policy The grouping policy refers to the way students are assembled so that a quality curriculum can be delivered most appropriately. Goals Goals address what students should know and be able to do after experiencing a quality curriculum in grades K-12. Connecticut's Common Core of Learning (1985, 1987) states that all educated citizens must possess a core of basic enabling skills and competencies that provide the critical intellectual foundations for broader acquisition of knowledge. Goals which are established for each discipline explain what those given competencies are in the designated discipline.

9 Outcomes / Assessments Outcomes are the enabling skills at each grade level, which once mastered, empower the student to move towards attainment of the stated goals. Classroom activities and/or student exhibitions will correspond with the stated outcomes and serve as daily ongoing assessments. Program Support and Celebration The program support and celebration statement addresses how the core program is supported outside of the regular classroom activities. It addresses the availability of extracurricular activities which are designed to enhance a student's knowledge, competencies, and strategies in a subject area. Program Implementation The implementation section of each curriculum guide will be completed as teachers begin to utilize their subject area design. Teachers, as they use the guide, will be asked to submit sample lesson plans which are aligned or illustrative of student objectives/learner outcomes previously agreed upon during the curriculum development process. Evaluation The evaluation addresses the effectiveness of the program from a student performance stance. The effectiveness of the designated curriculum is determined by whether the student is gaining facility or gaining progress in a given subject area. Both formative (ongoing) and summative assessments are referenced in order to determine if students are becoming more proficient in the discipline. Appendices The appendices contain strategies, resource material, and other reference material to assist the teachers in the implementation of the curriculum and to assist students in learning the information presented.

10 Program Philosophy We believe that the visual arts provide a unique and necessary understanding of civilization; develop creativity and problem-solving skills; provide the tools for verbal and nonverbal communication; and develop the capacity to make wise and informed choices among the products of the arts. We believe that the making of art is of benefit to all students because of the opportunity for unique self-expression and for group participation. Art instruction provides an opportunity for self-directed learning. Students develop the ability to analyze, interpret, and evaluate their own decisions regarding their artwork and the work of others. We believe the art program should include the utilization of current technologies in the creative process. The art programs' mission is to provide all students with continuous and sequential study in the visual arts which will simultaneously reveal the joy of aesthetic expression, the hard work of craftsmanship, and the necessity of art within the complete human experience.

11 Grouping Statement The K - 8 visual arts program in the Madison School System is a basic visual arts program. Grouping will change as opportunity for enrichment grows with an increase in resources. Grades K - 5 Students attend art classes in grades K - 5 by regular heterogeneous classrooms. Grades 6-8 Students attend art classes in grades 6-8 dependent upon the team arrangement of their particular grade. Classes are heterogeneous. Grades 9-12 Students select courses according to the course description and requirements.

12 Classroom Environment Statement The teaching and learning environment for visual arts instruction should be designed to allow for a variety of teaching and learning modalities. The Art room is a learning environment with special needs for safety, energy, lighting (artificial or natural), location, sound control, and maintenance. The size, configuration and equipment used in these spaces will depend on enrollment and organization of classes as well as the educational goals outlined in the curriculum. Art instructors in the Madison Public Schools believe the following would promote an ideal visual arts environment: Classrooms should be an average of 55 square feet per student. Equipment should include computer, modem, computer attached to TV monitor and VCR, slide projector and screen, chalkboard, bulletin boards, display cases, and room darkening equipment. Areas should be flexible with movable furniture for both group and individual work and allow for both small group and large group presentations. Classrooms should have adequate cabinets and closets for storage of supplies, on-going student work and stored student work. Classrooms should have areas for art history and resource materials that may be accessed by individual students. At the secondary level specialized rooms should include two-dimensional work rooms including printmaking equipment, three-dimensional work rooms, video and photography (studios and darkrooms) rooms, computer art room with appropriate technology, clay and kiln rooms. Each school should have a section of the library devoted to resources for the visual arts. Media rooms in each school should be equipped with visual art software chosen by the art instructor. Art teachers should have the opportunity to schedule instructional time in the media rooms. Offices for faculty should be designed for safety and storage of important and/or expensive documents and items and for conferences with students and parents. Secure display space for both two-dimensional work and three-dimensional work should be available throughout the school buildings to allow for the exhibiting of student artwork.

13 Art Goals* By the end of grade 12, all students should be broadly educated in all of the arts - dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts. Additionally, all students in grades 9-12 should develop more in depth learning in one of the aforementioned forms. They should: 1. demonstrate understanding and use of the materials, techniques, processes, language, and notation of each art form, and of the diverse cultural and historical contexts of the arts, through the three artistic processes: a. creating: imagining, planning, making, evaluating, refining, presenting and exhibiting art works that express their own creative concepts, ideas and feelings; b. performing: selecting, analyzing, interpreting, rehearsing, evaluating, refining, and presenting diverse art works through performance; and c. responding: selecting, analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating art works and performances based on critical perception. 2. master at least one art form sufficiently to: a. continue lifelong appreciation and involvement in creation or performance of that art form; and/or b. pursue further study in preparation for a career. 3. demonstrate understanding of the relationships among the arts and between the arts and other disciplines. 4. seek arts experiences and participate in the artistic life of the school and community. * The following is the graduation requirement at Daniel Hand High School: The State of Connecticut has mandated the following minimum graduation requirements: Not fewer than one (1) must be in the arts or vocational education.

14 Visual Arts Student Outcomes and Assessments Grades K - 4

15 GOAL #1: The student will be able to demonstrate understanding and use of the material techniques, processes, language, and notation of each art form, and of the diverse cultural and historical contexts of the arts, through the three artistic processes: Part A: CREATING - imagining, planning, making, evaluating, refining, presenting and exhibiting art works that express their own creative concepts, ideas and feelings. Explanation for the visual arts: 1. Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes, students: a. know the differences between materials, techniques, and processes b. describe how different materials, techniques, and processes cause different responses c. use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories d. use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner 2. Using knowledge of structures and functions, students: a. know the differences among visual characteristics and purposes of art in order to convey ideas b. describe how different expressive features and organizational principles cause different responses c. use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas 1.1 develop fine motor skills. 1.1a experience manipulative activities such as cutting, folding, coloring and gluing. 1.1b develop skill in stenciling, weaving, and bead stringing. 1.2 gain knowledge of the elements of design. 1.2a name and use patterns. 1.2b identify textures. 1.2c name and use primary colors. 1.2d name and use warm colors 1.2e identify and name geometric shapes. VISUAL ARTS Scope and Sequence - Kindergarten

16 1.3 experience art making processes. 1.3a talk about artwork. 1.3b decide when artwork is complete. 1.3c become familiar with the expressive capabilities of crayons, pencils, paint, paper and modeling materials. 1.4 use art tools and materials safely. 1.4a use materials appropriately. 1.4b follow all safety instructions. GOAL #1: The student will be able to demonstrate understanding and use of the material techniques, processes, language, and notation of each art form, and of the diverse cultural and historical contexts of the arts, through the three artistic processes: Part B: PERFORMING - selecting, analyzing, interpreting, rehearsing, evaluating, refining, and presenting diverse art works through performance. Explanation for the visual arts: 3. Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas, students a. explore and understand prospective content for works of art b. select and use subject matter symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning 4. Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures, students a. know that the visual arts have both a history and specific relationships to various cultures b. identify specific works of art a belonging to particular cultures, times, and places c. demonstrate how history, culture, and the visual arts can influence each other in making and studying works of art. 1.1 examine the artistic endeavors of others through the use of art prints, art books, videos and slides. VISUAL ARTS 1.1a discuss subject matter in artworks. 1.1b recall subjects in artwork by increasing observational skills and memory. 1.1c become sensitive to the subject matter in art prints through story telling and discussion. Scope and Sequence - Kindergarten

17 1.2 participate in discussing the work of classmates. 1.2a respond to the work of others in class discussion. 1.2b use basic art vocabulary to discuss artwork. GOAL #1: The student will be able to demonstrate understanding and use of the material techniques, processes, language, and notation of each art form, and of the diverse cultural and historical contexts of the arts, through the three artistic processes: Part C: RESPONDING - selecting, analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating art works and performances based on critical perception. Explanation for the visual arts: 5. Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others, students: a. understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art b. describe how people s experiences influence the development of specific artworks c. understand there are different responses to specific artworks 6. Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines, students will: a. understand and use similarities and differences between characteristics of the visual arts and other art disciplines b. identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum 1.1 recognize the parallels between music, literature and the visual arts. 1.1a identify various art forms. 1.1b compare various art forms. 1.1c discuss the role of the illustrator in literature. 1.2 develop an appreciation of multi-cultural artworks. 1.2a view and discuss artworks produced in different cultures. VISUAL ARTS Scope and Sequence - Kindergarten

18 GOAL #2: The student will be able to master at least one art form sufficiently to: (a) continue lifelong appreciation and involvement in creation or performance of that art form and/or (b) pursue further study in preparation for a career. 2.1 be aware of resources outside the classroom that are arts related. 2.1a be aware of art galleries and museums. 2.1b appreciate artwork in storybooks. GOAL #3: The student will be able to demonstrate understanding of the relationships among the arts and between the arts and other disciplines. 3.1 become aware of resources outside the classroom that are arts related. 3.1a become aware of art galleries and museums. 3.1b appreciate artwork in storybooks. VISUAL ARTS Scope and Sequence - Kindergarten

19 GOAL #4: The student will be able to seek arts experiences and participate in the artistic life of the school and community. 4.1 become aware that art is showcased in museums and galleries that are open to the public. 4.1a participate in school and community based art shows. 4.2 become aware of crafts that are produced in the community. 4.2a discuss art programs and community exhibits with the art teacher and others. 4.3 demonstrate an appreciation for various art forms. 4.3a participate in cultural arts events. 4.3b experience galleries, plays, concerts and other arts related activities. VISUAL ARTS Scope and Sequence - Kindergarten

20 GOAL #1: The student will be able to demonstrate understanding and use of the material techniques, processes, language, and notation of each art form, and of the diverse cultural and historical contexts of the arts, through the three artistic processes: Part A: CREATING - imagining, planning, making, evaluating, refining, presenting and exhibiting art works that express their own creative concepts, ideas and feelings. Explanation for the visual arts: 1. Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes, students: a. know the differences between materials, techniques, and processes b. describe how different materials, techniques, and processes cause different responses c. use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories d. use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner 2. Using knowledge of structures and functions, students: a. know the differences among visual characteristics and purposes of art in order to convey ideas b. describe how different expressive features and organizational principles cause different responses c. use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas 1.1 refine manipulative skills. 1.1a fold, cut and tear paper for use in artwork. 1.1b use art tools in drawing, painting, printmaking, modeling and sculpture. 1.2 create visual interest in artwork through a variety of methods 1.2a use found objects in artwork. 1.2b use overlapping in collage work. 1.2c use environmental textures in artwork. 1.3 become aware of the difference between shapes and forms. 1.3a make simple 3-D forms. 1.3b use and bisect geometric and free-form shapes. VISUAL ARTS Scope and Sequence - Grade 1

21 1.4 experience color mixing. 1.4a mix two colors of paint effectively. 1.4b identify primary and secondary colors. 1.5 use art tools and materials safely. 1.5a use materials appropriately. 1.5b follow all safety precautions. GOAL #1: The student will be able to demonstrate understanding and use of the material techniques, processes, language, and notation of each art form, and of the diverse cultural and historical contexts of the arts, through the three artistic processes: Part B: PERFORMING - selecting, analyzing, interpreting, rehearsing, evaluating, refining, and presenting diverse art works through performance. Explanation for the visual arts: 3. Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas, students a. explore and understand prospective content for works of art b. select and use subject matter symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning 4. Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures, students a. know that the visual arts have both a history and specific relationships to various cultures b. identify specific works of art a belonging to particular cultures, times, and places c. demonstrate how history, culture, and the visual arts can influence each other in making and studying works of art. 1.1 recognize and discuss distinct characteristics in the artwork of others through the introduction of prints and through classroom sharing. 1.1a describe moods in artwork. 1.1b identify and discuss emotions in artwork. 1.1c produce artwork based on sensory description. VISUAL ARTS Scope and Sequence - Grade 1

22 2.1 participate in discussing the work of classmates. 2.1a respond to the work of others in class discussion. 2.1b use basic art vocabulary to discuss artwork. GOAL #1: The student will be able to demonstrate understanding and use of the material techniques, processes, language, and notation of each art form, and of the diverse cultural and historical contexts of the arts, through the three artistic processes: Part C: RESPONDING - selecting, analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating art works and performances based on critical perception. Explanation for the visual arts: 5. Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others, students: a. understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art b. describe how people s experiences influence the development of specific artworks c. understand there are different responses to specific artworks 6. Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines, students will: a. understand and use similarities and differences between characteristics of the visual arts and other art disciplines b. identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum 1.1 recognize the value of artwork from other cultures and time periods. 1.1a participate in discussions of multicultural and historic artworks. 1.1b use the influence of other artists as motivation for artwork. 1.2 become aware that various artists visualize the same concepts differently. 1.2a use the influence of other artists as motivation for artwork. VISUAL ARTS Scope and Sequence - Grade 1

23 GOAL #2: The student will be able to master at least one art form sufficiently to: (a) continue lifelong appreciation and involvement in creation or performance of that art form and/or (b) pursue further study in preparation for a career. 2.1 develop an appreciation for a variety of artistic disciplines. 2.1a tell stories based on the observation of art with literal subject matter. 2.1b know that art books can be obtained from school and town libraries. 2.1c describe similarities and differences in artworks. 2.1d experience computer art as an art form. 2.1e be aware of architecture as an art form. 2.1f understand that music, plays and dance are art forms. GOAL #3: The student will be able to demonstrate understanding of the relationships among the arts and between the arts and other disciplines. 3.1 develop an appreciation for various art forms. 3.1a tell stories based on the observation of art with literal subject matter. 3.1b know that art books can be obtained from school and town libraries. 3.1c describe similarities and differences in artworks. 3.1d experience computer art as an art form. 3.1e be aware of architecture as an art form. 3.1f understand that music, plays and dance are art forms. VISUAL ARTS Scope and Sequence - Grade 1

24 GOAL #4: The student will be able to seek arts experiences and participate in the artistic life of the school and community. 4.1 become aware that art is showcased in museums and galleries that are open to the public. 4.1a participate in school and community based art shows. 4.2 become aware of crafts that are produced in the community. 4.2a discuss art programs and community exhibits with the art teacher and others. 4.3 demonstrate an appreciation for various art forms. 4.3a participate in cultural arts events. 4.3b experience galleries, plays, concerts and other arts related activities. VISUAL ARTS Scope and Sequence - Grade 1

25 GOAL #1: The student will be able to demonstrate understanding and use of the material techniques, processes, language, and notation of each art form, and of the diverse cultural and historical contexts of the arts, through the three artistic processes: Part A: CREATING - imagining, planning, making, evaluating, refining, presenting and exhibiting art works that express their own creative concepts, ideas and feelings. Explanation for the visual arts: 1. Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes, students: a. know the differences between materials, techniques, and processes b. describe how different materials, techniques, and processes cause different responses c. use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories d. use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner 2. Using knowledge of structures and functions, students: a. know the differences among visual characteristics and purposes of art in order to convey ideas b. describe how different expressive features and organizational principles cause different responses c. use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas 1.1 use a variety of modeling materials and techniques in 3-D and relief art. 1.1a develop skill in clay and other modeling materials. 1.1b use mixed media for collage and sculpture. 1.1c create paper sculpture. 1.2 use a variety of drawing and painting techniques. 1.2a demonstrate increased skill in pencil drawing, crayon resist and other drawing and painting media. 1.2b use size relationships and overlapping in their artwork. 1.2c experiment with basic animation and computer graphics. VISUAL ARTS Scope and Sequence - Grade 2

26 1.3 develop compositional techniques. 1.3a organize ideas and experiment with parts before completing artwork. 1.3b identify foreground, middleground, and background in artwork. 1.3c identify horizontal and vertical formats in artwork. 1.3d identify shadows in artwork. 1.3e identify balance and symmetry in artwork. 1.3f recognize the impact of line direction in artwork. 1.4 become aware of textile arts. 1.4a engage in stitching and weaving activities. 1.5 use art tools and materials safely. 1.5a use materials appropriately. 1.5b follow all safety precautions. VISUAL ARTS Scope and Sequence - Grade 2

27 GOAL #1: The student will be able to demonstrate understanding and use of the material techniques, processes, language, and notation of each art form, and of the diverse cultural and historical contexts of the arts, through the three artistic processes: Part B: PERFORMING - selecting, analyzing, interpreting, rehearsing, evaluating, refining, and presenting diverse art works through performance. Explanation for the visual arts: 3. Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas, students a. explore and understand prospective content for works of art b. select and use subject matter symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning 4. Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures, students a. know that the visual arts have both a history and specific relationships to various cultures b. identify specific works of art a belonging to particular cultures, times, and places c. demonstrate how history, culture, and the visual arts can influence each other in making and studying works of art. 1.1 evaluate artwork based on criteria from art experiences and from class discussions. 1.1a recognize elements in art that are pleasing and displeasing. 1.1b identify the illusion of depth in 2-D artwork. 1.1c analyze mood through a developed sense of color, line, shape, brushstroke quality, texture, repetition and composition. 1.1d identify focal point in artwork. 1.1e know that line direction creates movements. 1.1f recognize the difference between representational and nonrepresentational art. 1.2 use multicultural art forms to create original compositions. 1.2a create artworks influenced by cultures of Africa, Japan and the Americas. VISUAL ARTS Scope and Sequence - Grade 2

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