National Core Arts Standards: Visual Arts — Grade 9


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VA:Cn10.1.Ia

Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.

VA:Cn10.1.IIa

Utilize inquiry methods of observation, research, and experimentation to explore unfamiliar subjects through artmaking.

VA:Cn10.1.IIIa

Synthesize knowledge of social, cultural, historical, and personal life with art-making approaches to create meaningful works of art or design.

VA:Cn11.1.Ia

Describe how knowledge of culture, traditions, and history may influence personal responses to art.

VA:Cn11.1.IIa

Compare uses of art in a variety of societal, cultural, and historical contexts and make connections to uses of art in contemporary and local contexts.

VA:Cn11.1.IIIa

Appraise the impact of an artist or a group of artists on the beliefs, values, and behaviors of a society.

VA:Cr1.1.Ia

Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.

VA:Cr1.1.IIa

Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on students existing artwork

VA:Cr1.1.IIIa

Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for ideas and directions for creating art and design that can affect social change

VA:Cr1.2.Ia

Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.

VA:Cr1.2.IIa

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.

VA:Cr1.2.IIIa

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.

VA:Cr2.1.Ia

Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.

VA:Cr2.1.IIa

Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

VA:Cr2.1.IIIa

Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

VA:Cr2.2.Ia

Explain how traditional and nontraditional materials may impact human health and the environment and demonstrate safe handling of materials, tools, and equipment.

VA:Cr2.2.IIa

Demonstrate awareness of ethical implications of making and distributing creative work.

VA:Cr2.2.IIIa

Demonstrate understanding of the importance of balancing freedom and responsibility in the use of images, materials, tools, and equipment in the creation and circulation of creative work.

VA:Cr2.3.Ia

Collaboratively develop a proposal for an installation, artwork, or space design that transforms the perception and experience of a particular place.

VA:Cr2.3.IIa

Redesign an object, system, place, or design in response to contemporary issues.

VA:Cr2.3.IIIa

Demonstrate in works of art or design how visual and material culture defines, shapes, enhances, inhibits, and/or empowers people's lives.

VA:Cr3.1.Ia

Apply relevant criteria from traditional and contemporary cultural contexts to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for works of art and design in progress.

VA:Cr3.1.IIa

Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, reengage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.

VA:Cr3.1.IIIa

Reflect on, reengage, revise, and refine works of art or design considering relevant traditional and contemporary criteria as well as personal artistic vision.

VA:Pr4.1.Ia

Analyze, select, and curate artifacts and/or artworks for presentation and preservation.

VA:Pr4.1.IIa

Analyze, select, and critique personal artwork for a collection or portfolio presentation.

VA:Pr4.1.IIIa

Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting artwork for a specific exhibit or event.

VA:Pr5.1.Ia

Analyze and evaluate the reasons and ways an exhibition is presented.

VA:Pr5.1.IIa

Evaluate, select, and apply methods or processes appropriate to display artwork in a specific place.

VA:Pr5.1.IIIa

Investigate, compare, and contrast methods for preserving and protecting art.

VA:Pr6.1.Ia

Analyze and describe the impact that an exhibition or collection has on personal awareness of social, cultural, or political beliefs and understandings.

VA:Pr6.1.IIa

Make, explain, and justify connections between artists or artwork and social, cultural, and political history.

VA:Pr6.1.IIIa

Curate a collection of objects, artifacts, or artwork to impact the viewers understanding of social, cultural, and/or political experiences.

VA:Re.7.1.Ia

Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.

VA:Re.7.1.IIa

Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.

VA:Re.7.1.IIIa

Analyze how responses to art develop over time based on knowledge of and experience with art and life

VA:Re.7.2.Ia

Analyze how ones understanding of the world is affected by experiencing visual imagery.

VA:Re.7.2.IIa

Evaluate the effectiveness of an image or images to influence ideas, feelings, and behaviors of specific audiences.

VA:Re.7.2.IIIa

Determine the commonalities within a group of artists or visual images attributed to a particular type of art, timeframe, or culture.

VA:Re8.1.Ia

Interpret an artwork or collection of works, supported by relevant and sufficient evidence found in the work and its various contexts.

VA:Re8.1.IIa

Identify types of contextual information useful in the process of constructing interpretations of an artwork or collection of works.

VA:Re8.1.IIIa

Analyze differing interpretations of an artwork or collection of works in order to select and defend a plausible critical analysis.

VA:Re9.1.Ia

Establish relevant criteria in order to evaluate a work of art or collection of works.

VA:Re9.1.IIa

Determine the relevance of criteria used by others to evaluate a work of art or collection of works.

VA:Re9.1.IIIa

Construct evaluations of a work of art or collection of works based on differing sets of criteria.