Visual Arts Standards
Visit to the Weismann
Students apply art knowledge at the Weismann!

There are many concepts we cover throughout the year. Lyndale's Core Knowledge Curriculum and the Minnesota/National Standards for Arts Education guide what is taught in my classroom.

Below are the five main areas the students' visual arts report card assesses.

1. Developing skills with a variety of materials
2.  Applies knowledge of the elements of art and organizing principles of art 
(Elements: Line, Shape, Color, Texture, Space, Form, and Value)
3.  Acquiring a visual arts vocabulary
4.  Makes creative choices within lesson guidelines
5.  Recognizes works of art by culture, place and time

Focused Instruction, YEAR-AT-A-GLANCE
Explore the Visual Arts Year-at-a-Glance documents for each grade on the Minneapolis Public Schools website. These documents outline the Visual Arts knowledge and skills students are expected to master for their grade, and include an overview of the units that will be covered and all major learning targets.