Sixth Grade Art
Exploration of visual arts and design processes is about invention, creation, and innovation. Building on the development of ideas through a process of inquiry, discovery, and research leads to the creation of works of art, and, whether using traditional materials or the latest technologies, prepares students to be independent, lifelong learners. Participation in the visual arts provides students with unique experiences and skills that develop important traits for success in the 21st century workforce. Studying art and design involves inquiry, posing and solving problems, perseverance, re-purposing, taking risks, and persuading and inspiring.
|Standards and Grade Level Expectations|
|Observe and Learn to Comprehend||1||The characteristics and expressive features of art and design are used in unique ways to respond to two- and three-dimensional art||2||Art created across time and cultures can exhibit stylistic differences and commonalities||3||Specific art vocabulary is used to describe, analyze, and interpret works of art|
|Envision and Critique to Reflect||1||Visual symbols and metaphors can be used to create visual expression||2||Key concepts, issues, and themes connect the visual arts to other disciplines such as the humanities, sciences, mathematics, social studies, and technology|
|Invent and Discover to Create||1||Plan the creation of a work of art||2||Explore various media, materials, and techniques used to create works of art||3||Utilize current, available technology to refine ideas in works of art|
|Relate and Connect to Transfer||1||Critical thinking in the arts transfers to multiple lifelong endeavors||2||Visual arts impact community, cultural traditions, and events||3||Eco-art is a contemporary response to environmental issues|
Thompson School District Curriculum Placemats
Thompson placemats provide specific information regarding the skills 6th Graders will be able to master by the end of the school year.