National Core Arts Standards: Visual Arts — Grade 5

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Apply formal and conceptual vocabularies of art and design to view surroundings in new ways through artmaking.


Identify how art is used to inform or change beliefs, values, or behaviors of an individual or society.


Combine ideas to generate an innovative idea for art-making.


Identify and demonstrate diverse methods of artistic investigation to choose an approach for begin


Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and approaches through practice.


Demonstrate quality craftsmanship through care for and use of materials, tools, and equipment.


Identify, describe, and visually document places and/or objects of personal significance.


Create artist statements using art vocabulary to describe personal choices in artmaking.


Define the roles and responsibilities of a curator, explaining the skills and knowledge needed in preserving, maintaining, and presenting objects, artifacts, and artwork.


Develop a logical argument for safe and effective use of materials and techniques for preparing and presenting artwork.


Cite evidence about how an exhibition in a museum or other venue presents ideas and provides information about a specific concept or topic.


Compare one's own interpretation of a work of art with the interpretation of others


Identify and analyze cultural associations suggested by visual imagery.


Interpret art by analyzing characteristics of form and structure, contextual information, subject matter, visual elements, and use of media to identify ideas and mood conveyed.


Recognize differences in criteria used to evaluate works of art depending on styles, genres, and media as well as historical and cultural contexts.