Visual Arts

Curriculum Map: Visual Arts Fourth Grade


A study of the visual arts concentrating on the creation of two-dimensional student projects that reflect the basic elements of art (line, color, shape, value, space, texture and form). Art history components included emphasize, but are not limited to, Pennsylvania artists. Multicultural art forms and introduced and explored as appropriate.

Art Production

Know and use the elements and principles of the art form to create works in the arts
Recognize, know, use and demonstrate a variety of appropriate arts elements and principles to produce, review and revise original works in the arts
Know and demonstrate how arts can communicate experiences, stories or emotions through the production of works in the arts
Know and use traditional and contemporary technologies for producing, performing, and exhibiting works in the arts or the works of others

Art Historical and Cultural Contexts

Compare similar and contrasting important aspects of works in the arts and humanities based on a set of guidelines using a comprehensive vocabulary of critical response
Know how to recognize and identify similar and different characteristics among works in the arts
Know that works in the arts can be described by using the arts elements, principles and concepts
Identify critical processes used in the examination of works in the arts and humanities