First Grade Visual Arts GPS
VA1MC.1 Engages in the creative process to generate and visualize ideas.
a. Recognizes and discusses how visual images can have multiple meanings.
b. Generates multiple visual images.
VA1MC.2 Formulates personal responses.
a. Makes connections between visual images and personal experiences.
b. Expresses individual ideas, thoughts, and feelings through drawing.
c. Explores how meaning can change when images are revised.
VA1MC.3 Selects and uses subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning.
a. Describes subjects in art works such as animals, people, places, and things.
b. Examines common subjects and themes in selected artworks from own and other cultures, such as the world of play, foods, costumes, celebrations,communities, and nature.
c. Understands that symbols and the qualities found in the elements of art (e.g., shapes and colors) can convey different kinds of meaning.
d. Looks at objects and thinks about ideas in relationship to one another and observes relationships in works of art.
VA1CU.1 Identifies artists as creative thinkers who make art and share ideas.
a. Recognizes ways that artists are involved in communities (e.g., architects, painters, photographers, interior designers, educators, museum docents).
b. Recognizes and associates selected artists with their individual works.
VA1CU.2 Views and discusses selected artworks.
a. Names subject and theme.
b. Describes time and place.
c. Identifies artist and culture.
VA1PR.1 Creates artworks based on personal experience and selected themes.
a. Creates artworks to express individual ideas, thoughts, and feelings from memory, imagination, and observation.
b. Creates artworks emphasizing one or more elements of art (e.g., color, line, shape, space, form, texture).
c. Creates art works that attempt to fill the space of art composition.
d. Makes choices in developing art compositions.
e. Combines materials in new and inventive ways to make a finished work of art.
VA1PR.2 Understands and applies media, techniques, and processes of two-dimensional works of art
(drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed-media) using tools and materials in a safe and appropriate manner to develop skills.
a. Creates drawings with a variety of media (e.g., pencils, crayons, pastels).
b. Identifies lines and shapes in order to draw an object.
c. Creates paintings with a variety of media (e.g., acrylic, tempera, watercolor).
d. Mixes two primary colors to make a secondary color.
e. Creates prints using a variety of stamping techniques (e.g., thumbprints, cardboard, sponges, found objects).
f. Uses an awareness of shape, pattern, and texture to create a variety of print art.
g. Develops manual dexterity though craft techniques (e.g., collage, stitchery, weaving).
VA1PR.3 Understands and applies media, techniques, and processes of three-dimensional
works of art (ceramics, sculpture, crafts, and mixed-media) using tools and materials in a
safe and appropriate manner to develop skills.
a. Uses clay techniques to create forms (e.g., modeling, rolling, pinching).
b. Incorporates texture into ceramic artwork.
c. Uses an awareness of form, pattern, and texture.
d. Creates 3-dimensional composition using traditional and/or contemporary craft materials and methods (e.g., paper sculpture, found object assemblage, jewelry).
VA1PR.4 Participates in appropriate exhibition(s) of artworks.
a. Assigns a title that describes his or her finished work of art.
b. Signs a finished work of art.
VA1AR.1 Discusses his or her artwork and the artwork of others.
a. Shows an interest in art.
b. Demonstrates a respect for art forms and art objects.
c. Describes own artwork, revealing subject matter and story.
d. Expresses feelings in response to examining artworks.
e. Identifies and compares specific elements and principles of art and how these contribute to communicating specific feelings.
f. Uses art terminology with emphasis on the elements of art: line, shape, form, color, space, texture.
g. Identifies lines as outlines or edges of shapes and forms.
h. Recognizes how media and techniques affect line qualities.
i. Differentiates between geometric shapes and organic shapes.
j. Indentifies primary colors and secondary colors on the color wheel.
k. Names geometric forms (e.g., spheres, cubes, cylinders, cones, rectangular prisms).
l. Recognizes that forms have different sides and occupy space.
m. Observes and identifies positive and negative space.
n. Identifies texture by feel and sight.
o. Names and describes a variety of textures by feel and by sight.
p. Describes how repeated colors, lines, shapes, forms, or textures can make a pattern in an artwork.
VA1AR.2 Uses a variety of approaches to understand and critique works of art.
a. Examines two artworks identifying similarities and differences.
b. Expresses and explains preference for one of two or three artworks.
VA1C.1 Applies information from other disciplines to enhance the understanding and production of artworks.
a. Explores universal concepts (e.g., pattern, balance) and creates artworks inspired by ideas from literature, science, music, and/or math.
b. Creates works of art inspired by universal themes (e.g., self, family, community, world).
VA1C.2 Develops life skills through the study and production of art.
a. Understands learning goals for artwork and evaluates when goals are met.
b. Adapts to change.
ESOL Standard 1: ESOL students communicate for social,
intercultural, and instructional purposes
within the school setting.