Illinois Learning Standards

Stage B - Fine Arts—Visual Arts



Descriptors



25A —

Students who meet the standard understand the sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities of the arts.
  1. Describe a variety of lines (e.g., create a drawing using spiral, jagged, zigzag, wavy).
  2. Distinguish between organic (free-form, natural) and inorganic (geometric) forms/shapes.
  3. Identify primary, secondary, and analogous colors in an art work.
  4. Identify a variety of textures from organic and person-made objects (e.g., use the technique of rubbing).
  5. Show size progression (e.g., organize small, medium, large).
  6. Identify in an art work elements (e.g., jagged lines, curved shapes, bright colors) that convey emotions (e.g., scary, mad).
  7. Tell the story an art work shows.

25B —

Students who meet the standard understand the similarities, distinctions, and connections in and among the arts.
  1. Identify sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities used in more than one art form.
  2. Examine the same sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities in two different works in the same art form.
  3. Investigate story, feelings, or expressive ideas shared in the work of two different art forms.

26A —

Students who meet the standard understand processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
  1. List the materials and tools used to paint, draw, and construct.
  2. Distinguish between materials and tools used in 2-D and 3-D works.
  3. Use appropriate tools (e.g., brushes, scissors, clay modeling tools) correctly with simple materials when creating an art work.
  4. Demonstrate the safe and responsible use of materials and tools when creating 2-D or 3-D work.

26B —

Students who meet the standard can apply skills and knowledge necessary to create and perform in one or more of the arts.
  1. Purposefully manipulate 2-D and 3-D materials to create an art work that expresses an idea.
  2. Create 2-D and 3-D art works that show the use of imagination and express personal ideas.
  3. Create sculpture using additive processes (e.g., clay, paper, found objects).

27A —

Students who meet the standard can analyze how the arts function in history, society and everyday life.
  1. Identify and demonstrate the qualities of good audience behaviors.
  2. Share comments in a positive manner about a performance and/or an art work.
  3. Name a variety of occupations (e.g., director, actor, composer, conductor, painter, sculptor, dancer, choreographer) associated with different art forms.
  4. Give examples of how the arts are used in celebrations.
  5. Describe how the arts tell us things in different ways (e.g., dance/movement, music, visual image, story).
  6. Give examples of personal experiences in the arts outside of school.

27B —

Students who meet the standard understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society and everyday life.
  1. Identify the images, objects, sounds, and movements from a work of art and describe what they tell about people, time, places, and everyday life.

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