7th Grade Art Quarter 2

Foundations, Media, Artists & Cultures Taught

What students learn

Kansas Art Standards

Foundations of Art: Elements of Art, Principles of Design

Media: Marker, Graphite Pencil, Google Slides or Prezi, Watercolor Paint, Clay,  Oil Pastels and Colored Pencils

Artists: Picasso, student choice, and  M.C. Escher

Culture: Chinese


English, Math, Technology & History

Students discover space, contrast, form, rhythm, and movement.. Students create using marker, pencil, paint, and colored pencils. Students analyze artwork from various artists. Students connect art projects to various times in history and cultures.

Creating: Conceiving and developing new artistic ideas and work.

1. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.

(Cr1.1.7a) Apply methods to overcome creative blocks.

(Cr1.2.7a) Develop criteria to guide making a work of art or design to meet an identified goal.

2. Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.

(Cr2.1.7a) Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

(Cr2.2.7a) Demonstrate awareness of ethical responsibility to oneself and others when posting and sharing images and other materials through the internet, social media, and other communication formats.

(Cr2.3.7a) Apply visual organizational strategies to design and produce a work of art, design, or media that clearly communicates information or ideas.

3. Refine and complete artistic work.

(Cr3.1.7a) Reflect on and explain important information about personal artwork in an artist statement or other format.

Presenting: Interpreting and sharing artistic work.

4. Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.

(Pr4.1.7a) Compare and contrast how technologies have changed the way artwork is preserved, presented, and experienced

5. Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.

(Pr5.1.7a) Based on criteria, analyze and evaluate methods for preparing and presenting art.

6. Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.

(Pr6.1.7a) Compare and contrast viewing and experiencing collections and exhibitions in different venues.

Responding: Understanding and evaluating how the arts convey meaning.

7. Perceive and analyze artistic work.

(Re7.1.7a) Explain how the method of display, the location, and the experience of an artwork influence how it is perceived and valued.

(Re7.2.7a) Analyze multiple ways that images influence specific audiences.

8. Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.

(Re8.1.7a) Interpret art by analyzing art-making approaches, the characteristics of form and structure, relevant contextual information, subject matter, and use of media to identify ideas and mood conveyed.

9. Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.

(Re9.1.7a) Compare and explain the differences between an evaluation of an artwork base on personal criteria and an evaluation of an artwork based on a set of established criteria.

Connecting: Relating artistic ideas and work with personal meaning and external context.

10. Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.

(Cn10.1.7a) Individually or collaboratively create visual documentation of places and times in which people gather to make and experience art or design in community.

11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.

(Cn11.1.7a) Analyze how response to art is influenced by understanding the time and place in which it was created, the available resources, and cultural uses.