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AZ_State_Visual_Art_Standards (redirected from AZ State Visual Art Standards)

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Conceiving and developing new artistic ideas and work.


Creating:  Anchor Standard #1 Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work 

            VA.CR.1.HS3a:  Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for creating art or design that explores social issues.

VA.CR.1.HS3b:  Follow or break established conventions in the making of multiple works of art or design based on a theme, idea, or concept.


Creating:  Anchor Standard #2 Organize and develop artistic ideas and work 

VA.CR.2.HS3a:  Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

VA.CR.2.HS3b:  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.CR.2.HS3c:  Demonstrate in works of art or design how visual and material culture defines, shapes, enhances, inhibits and/or empowers peoples’ lives.


Creating:  Anchor Standard # 3 Refine and complete artistic work 

VA.CR.3.HS3:  Reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art or design considering relevant traditional and contemporary criteria as well as personal artistic vision.




Realizing artistic ideas and work through interpretation and presentation


Presenting:  Anchor Standard #4 Select, Analyze and Interpret artistic work for presentation 

            VA.PR.4.HS3:  Analyze, select, curate, and present artwork for a specific exhibit or event.


Presenting:  Anchor Standard #5 Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation

VA.PR.5.HS3:   Investigate and compare methods for preserving and protecting art (such as conserving/stabilizing, restoring/repairing, repatriating, addressing security concerns).


Presenting:  Anchor Standards #6 Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work 

               VA.PR.6.HS3:  Curate a collection of objects, artifacts, or artwork to impact the viewer’s understanding of social, cultural,and/or political experiences.




 Understanding and evaluating how the arts convey meaning


Responding:  Anchor Standard #7 Perceive and analyze artistic work

            VA.RE.7.HS3a:  Reflect upon how responses to art develop over time based on knowledge of and experience with art and life.

VA.RE.7.HS3b:  Identify commonalities in visual images made in the same era or culture (such as fashion, automotive design, furniture, buildings).


Responding:  Anchor Standard #8 Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work

             VA.RE.8.HS3:  Defend a plausible interpretation of an artwork in comparison to the artist's stated intention for that artwork.


Responding:  Anchor Standard #9 Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work

             VA.RE.9.HS3:  Construct evaluations of a work of art or collection of works based on differing sets of criteria.



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


Connecting:  Anchor Standard #10 Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art

VA.CN.10.HS3:  Synthesize knowledge of social, cultural, historical, and personal life with art-making approaches to create meaningful works of art or design.


Connecting:  Anchor Standard #11 Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding

VA.CN.11.HS3:  Appraise the impact of an artist or a group of artists on the beliefs, values, and behaviors of a society (such as Chinese propaganda art, James Montgomery Flag's Uncle Sam army recruitment poster, Kathe Kollwitz woodcuts, Cesar Chavez's eagle symbol for the United Farm Workers, Elizabeth Catlett's "Sharecropper").


consultant, Dr. Mary Erickson




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