5th Grade GPS
VA5MC.1 Engages in the creative process to generate and visualize ideas.
a. Creates a series of thumbnail sketches to alter visual images (e.g., magnifying, reducing, repeating or
combining them in a variety of ways) to change how they are perceived and interpreted.
b. Formulates visual ideas by using a variety of resources (e.g., books, magazines, Internet).
c. Develops fluency, flexibility, and elaboration of ideas in the development of a work of art.
VA5MC.2 Formulates personal responses to visual imagery.
a. Uses a sketchbook for planning and self-reflection.
b. Responds to big ideas, universal themes, and symbolic images to produce images with richer, more personal meaning.
c. Applies images from a variety of sources (e.g., personal experience, social and/or academic interests, books,
visual resources, popular culture) and transforms them in free and open-ended ways.
d. Explores and invents artistic conventions (styles, techniques) to connect and express visual ideas.
VA5MC.3 Selects and uses subject matter, symbols, and/or ideas to communicate meaning.
a. Generates different viewpoints for making and interpreting a visual image.
b. Develops visual images by combining or modifying open-ended themes/topics in unique and innovative ways.
c. Observes how the visual relationship of objects and ideas (juxtaposition) affects contrast and/or proportion and
how the placement may affect meaning and/or significance.
VA5CU.1 Investigates and discovers personal relationship to community, culture, and the world
through creating and studying art.
a. Recognizes the unique contributions of contemporary and historical artists and art forms.
b. Explores and articulates ideas, themes, and events from diverse cultures of the past and present.
VA5CU.2 Views and discusses selected artworks.
a. Identifies elements, principle, themes, and/ or time period in a work of art.
b. Investigates how art history shapes contemporary life.
c. Discusses how social events inspire art from a given time period.
VA5PR.1 Creates artworks based on personal experience and selected themes.
a. Interprets visually the big ideas (community, identity, nature, justice, conflict) and broad themes
(mother and child, love, war, loss, family) in open-ended ways that resonate with personal meaning.
b. Makes design decisions as the result of conscious, thoughtful planning and choices.
c. Communicates values, opinions, or personal insights through an original work of art.
d. Generates artworks to express individual ideas, thoughts, and feelings from memory and/or imagination.
e. Creates representational art works from direct observation (e.g., landscape, still life, portrait.)
f. Produces artworks emphasizing one or more elements of art (e.g. color, line shape form, texture).
g. Combines materials in new and inventive ways to make a finished work of art.
VA5PR.2 Understands and applies media, techniques, and processes of two-dimensional art processes
(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, and charcoal).
b. Draws images from careful observation.
c. Produces drawings that emphasize proportion and/or distortion.
d. Creates drawings using a variety of techniques (e.g., linear perspective, contour line, gesture line).
e. Creates paintings with a variety of media (e.g., acrylic, tempera, watercolor).
f. Uses color schemes in a work of art (analogous, monochromatic, complementary, neutral, tertiary).
g. Creates an edition of prints.
h. Creates art works using available technology (e.g., computers, cameras, digital/video recorder).
VA5PR.3 Understands and applies media, techniques, and processes of three-dimensional works of art
(e.g., ceramics, sculpture, crafts, mixed-media) using tools and materials in a safe and appropriate manner to develop skills.
a. Creates 3-D artwork that demonstrates a design concept: open or closed form, proportion, balance, color scheme, and movement.
b. Creates ceramic objects demonstrating refinement of the additive or subtractive method. (e.g., pinch method, coil method, relief)
and techniques (e.g., score and slip, wedging, slab method, surface texture).
c. Creates sculpture using a variety of methods (e.g., papier-mâché, cutting, folding, found objects).
d. Creates compositions using traditional and/or contemporary craft methods (e.g., weaving, stitchery, batik, jewelry, book arts).
VA5PR.4 Plans and participates in appropriate exhibition(s) of artworks.
a. Prepares artwork for exhibition by writing a title, statement and signature on his or her finished work of art.
b. Chooses artwork to be displayed.
c. Attends art exhibits in the school and/or local community.
VA5AR.1 Develops and maintains an individual portfolio of artworks.
a. Distinguishes between complete and incomplete artworks.
b. Develops strengths, interests, and areas for improvement as a creator, interpreter, and viewer of art.
VA5AR.2 Uses a variety of approaches to understand and critique works of art.
a. Develops multiple strategies for responding to and reflecting on artworks (e.g., formal and informal art criticism techniques).
b. Explains features of a work, including media, subject matter, and formal choices, that influence meaning.
c. Distinguishes between representational, abstract art and non-objective forms.
d. Analyzes and assesses an artist’s intent by looking past the superficial and readily apparent meaning in an artwork
and scrutinizing not only what is present but what is missing.
e. Interprets and evaluates artworks through thoughtful discussion and speculation about the mood, theme,
and intentions of those who created a work of art.
f. Writes about art for an audience and captures the feelings represented in words.
VA5AR.3 Explains how selected principles of design are used in an artwork to convey meaning and how they
affect personal responses to and evaluation of the artwork.
a. Uses art terms with emphasis on the elements of art: line, shape, form, color, space, value, texture.
b. Uses art terms with emphasis on the principles of design: balance, proportion, rhythm, emphasis, unity, contrast.
c. Describes how line can be used to show shape, movement, and space.
d. Explains how the relationship of size between objects affects the scale and proportion in a work of art.
e. Recognizes aerial and linear perspective techniques in a work of art.
f. Describes how repeated colors, lines, shapes, forms, or textures can show movement in an artwork.
g. Discusses the effect of color properties (hue, intensity, and value) and color schemes (analogous, monochromatic, complementary)
on the composition.
h. Identifies the use of light to show texture, shape and form.
i. Describes how changes in light affect the perception of color.
j. Explains how warm and cool colors create space in a work of art. (e.g., warm forward/ cool recedes).
k. Identifies emphasis in a composition by the amount of contrasts in hues (colors), intensity (brightness), and value (dark-light).
l. Differentiates relief sculpture and sculpture in the round.
m. Examines how artists use linear perspective (one- and two-point), atmospheric perspective, overlapping, size variation,
and placement in the picture plane to achieve depth in artworks.
n. Analyzes proportion in artworks as the relationship of one part to another or to the whole.
o. Explains that negative space is the area that surrounds an object.
p. Describes how textures, real or implied, affect an artwork.
VA5C.1 Applies information and processes from other disciplines to enhance the understanding and production of artworks.
a. Makes interdisciplinary connections applying art skills, knowledge, and ideas to improve understanding in other disciplines.
b. Researches, describes, and discusses various art-related careers (e.g., art historian, art critic, curator, web designer, game designer, fine artist).
c. Describes and discusses design in daily life (e.g., clothing, houses, cars, furniture).
d. Identifies how and why skills (e.g., observation, perception, imagination) impact art and enhance non-art endeavors.
VA5C.2 Develops life skills through the study and production of art.
a. Manages goals and time.
b. Adapts to change.
c. Works in teams.
d. Guides and leads others.
e. Directs own learning.
f. Demonstrates persistence.
ESOL Standard 1: ESOL students communicate for social,
intercultural, and instructional purposes within the school setting.