National Core Arts Standards: Visual Arts — Grade 6

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Generate a collection of ideas reflecting current interests and concerns that could be investigated in artmaking.


Analyze how art reflects changing times, traditions, resources, and cultural uses.


Combine concepts collaboratively to generate innovative ideas for creating art.


Formulate an artistic investigation of personally relevant content for creating art


Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.


Explain environmental implications of conservation, care, and clean-up of art materials, tools, and equipment.


Design or redesign objects, places, or systems that meet the identified needs of diverse users.


Reflect on whether personal artwork conveys the intended meaning and revise accordingly.


Analyze similarities and differences associated with preserving and presenting two dimensional, three dimensional, and


Individually or collaboratively, develop a visual plan for displaying works of art, analyzing exhibit space, the needs of the viewer, and the layout of the exhibit.


Assess, explain, and provide evidence of how museums or other venues reflect history and values of a community


Identify and interpret works of art or design that reveal how people live around the world and what they value.


Analyze ways that visual components and cultural associations suggested by images influence ideas, emotions, and actions.


Interpret art by distinguishing between relevant and non-relevant contextual information and analyzing subject matter, characteristics of form and structure, and use of media to identify ideas and mood conveyed.


Develop and apply relevant criteria to evaluate a work of art.