HPS Scope and Sequence

Michigan Standards, Benchmarks, and Grade Level Content Expectations for

ARTS EDUCATION – VISUAL ARTS

KINDERGARTEN

PERFORM

Standard 1: Apply skills and knowledge to perform in the arts.

(VPAA: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, P1, P2, P4, R1, R4)

ART.VA.I.K.1 Identify and explore a variety of materials to communicate

personal experiences.

ART.VA.I.K.2 Work with materials and tools safely with environmental

awareness.

ART.VA.I.K.3 Explore the elements of art through playful sensory

experiences.

ART.VA.I.K.4 Prepare, complete, and sign finished artwork.

CREATE

Standard 2: Apply skills and knowledge to create in the arts.

(VPAA: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, P1, P2, P4, R1, R4)

ART.VA.II.K.1 Explore the basic uses of art materials to produce artwork.

ART.VA.II.K.2 Use a variety of lines, colors, and basic geometric shapes

and patterns to creatively express feelings and personal

experiences.

ART.VA.II.K.3 Participate in discussions of the aspects of environment,

family, and home in the creation of art.

ART.VA.II.K.4 Select subject matter and communicate a personal story in

a painting or drawing.

ART.VA.II.K.5 Express thoughts and ideas through the creation of

artwork.

ART.VA.II.K.6 Experiment with different technologies.

ANALYZE

Standard 3: Analyze, describe, and evaluate works of art.

(VPAA: C2, C3, C4, C5, P2, P3, R1, R2, R3, R4)

ART.VA.III.K.1 Explore and discuss why artists create.

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ART.VA.III.K.2 Recognize that art can be created for self-expression or

fun.

ART.VA.III.K.3 Describe the sensory qualities in a work of art.

ART.VA.III.K.4 Describe a personal artwork.

ART.VA.III.K.5 Illustrate a personal experience.

ANALYZE IN CONTEXT

Standard 4: Understand, analyze, and describe the arts in their

historical, social, and cultural contexts.

(VPAA: C2, C3, C4, C5, P2, P3, R1, R2, R3, R4)

ART.VA.IV.K.1 Understand that humans from all cultures, past or present,

have created art.

ART.VA.IV.K.2 Identify and talk about artwork found around the world.

ART.VA.IV.K.2 Share student’s family and culture through discussion and

artwork.

ANALYZE AND MAKE CONNECTIONS

Standard 5: Recognize, analyze, and describe connections among

the arts; between the arts and other disciplines;

between the arts and everyday life.

(VPAA: C2, C3, C4, C5, P2, P3, R1, R2, R3, R4)

ART.VA.V.K.1 Identify and discuss art in the student’s environment.

ART.VA.V.K.2 Identify and speak about artists as people who generate

new ideas and create art.

ART.VA.V.K.3 Identify how pattern, shape, rhythm, and movement are

used throughout the arts.

ART.VA.V.K.4 Explore connections between the visual arts and other

curriculum.

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GRADE 1

PERFORM

Standard 1: Apply skills and knowledge to perform in the arts.

(VPAA: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, P1, P2, P4, R1, R4)

ART.VA.I.1.1 Identify and experiment with materials to communicate

ideas related to the student's world.

ART.VA.I.1.2 Demonstrate the responsible use of project materials with

environmental awareness.

ART.VA.I.1.3 Recognize and illustrate the elements of art to

communicate personal experiences.

ART.VA.I.1.4 Use revision strategies to enhance personal artwork.

CREATE

Standard 2: Apply skills and knowledge to create in the arts.

(VPAA: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, P1, P2, P4, R1, R4)

ART.VA.II.1.1 Explore and experiment with materials and processes while

creating artwork based on personal routines, activities, or

environments.

ART.VA.II.1.2 Explore the use of knowledge of the elements of art.

ART.VA.II.1.3 Explore and discuss how artists construct ideas in

artworks.

ART.VA.II.1.4 Plan and create artwork using subject matter selected from

personal experiences.

ART.VA.II.1.5 Understand how artists/illustrators use images to tell

stories.

ART.VA.II.1.6 Explore the computer as another tool for creating art.

ANALYZE

Standard 3: Analyze, describe, and evaluate works of art.

(VPAA: C2, C3, C4, C5, P2, P3, R1, R2, R3, R4)

ART.VA.III.1.1 Explore and discuss reasons behind personal artwork.

ART.VA.III.1.2 Identify the purpose of community art.

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ART.VA.III.1.3 Demonstrate respect for the value of other opinions in

discussion.

ART.VA.III.1.4 Describe the artwork of classmates using art terminology.

ART.VA.III.1.5 Discuss why people use art as a creative outlet.

ANALYZE IN CONTEXT

Standard 4: Understand, analyze, and describe the arts in their

historical, social, and cultural contexts.

(VPAA: C2, C3, C4, C5, P2, P3, R1, R2, R3, R4)

ART.VA.IV.1.1 Identify symbols, trademarks, icons, emblems, and other

visual motifs in student’s culture.

ART.VA.IV.1.2 Describe how the subject matter of artwork may be

connected to the environment in which it was created.

ART.VA.IV.1.3 Give examples that illustrate how artwork of different

groups is influenced by the environment in which it was

created.

ANALYZE AND MAKE CONNECTIONS

Standard 5: Recognize, analyze, and describe connections among

the arts; between the arts and other disciplines;

between the arts and everyday life.

(VPAA: C2, C3, C4, C5, P2, P3, R1, R2, R3, R4)

ART.VA.V.1.1 Recognize art forms created for functional and recreational

purposes.

ART.VA.V.1.2 Identify artists in the community.

ART.VA.V.1.3 Identify similarities between the visual arts and other arts

disciplines.

ART.VA.V.1.4 Discover connections between the visual arts and other

curriculum through student artwork.

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GRADE 2

PERFORM

Standard 1: Apply skills and knowledge to perform in the arts.

(VPAA: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, P1, P2, P4, R1, R4)

ART.VA.I.2.1 Identify and use various materials and techniques using a

sequential process.

ART.VA.I.2.2 Demonstrate the safe use of a variety of materials, tools,

and processes with environmental awareness.

ART.VA.I.2.3 Compare and explore elements of art and principles of

design to communicate ideas related to personal

environment.

ART.VA.I.2.4 Use revision strategies to modify personal artwork and

then mount it to enhance its presentation.

CREATE

Standard 2: Apply skills and knowledge to create in the arts.

(VPAA: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, P1, P2, P4, R1, R4)

ART.VA.II.2.1 Demonstrate how materials, techniques, and processes can

be used creatively to communicate ideas.

ART.VA.II.2.2 Combine the use of elements of art and principles of design

to communicate ideas.

ART.VA.II.2.3 Understand and recognize how artists create and construct

multiple solutions to visual problems in artworks.

ART.VA.II.2.4 Use symbols to create artwork that expresses and

communicates meaning.

ART.VA.II.2.6 Demonstrate how artwork can be created using computers

and electronic media as a tool for creative expression.

ART.VA.II.2.5 Compare and contrast how artists convey ideas through

the creation of artwork.

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ANALYZE

Standard 3: Analyze, describe, and evaluate works of art.

(VPAA: C2, C3, C4, C5, P2, P3, R1, R2, R3, R4)

ART.VA.III.2.1 Develop a visual vocabulary.

ART.VA.III.2.2 Recognize that art is created to fulfill personal and/or social

needs.

ART.VA.III.2.3 Share personal experiences and preferences in response to

works of art.

ART.VA.III.2.4 Evaluate personal artwork using art terminology.

ART.VA.III.2.5 Reflect on how art expresses ideas, feelings, and opinions.

ANALYZE IN CONTEXT

Standard 4: Understand, analyze, and describe the arts in their

historical, social, and cultural contexts.

(VPAA: C2, C3, C4, C5, P2, P3, R1, R2, R3, R4)

ART.VA.IV.2.1 Compare symbols, trademarks, icons, emblems, and other

visual motifs in various cultures.

ART.VA.IV.2.2 Discuss the subject matter of artwork from particular

cultures at specific times.

ART.VA.IV.2.3 Debate images of a past or present culture.

ANALYZE AND MAKE CONNECTIONS

Standard 5: Recognize, analyze, and describe connections among

the arts; between the arts and other disciplines;

between the arts and everyday life.

(VPAA: C2, C3, C4, C5, P2, P3, R1, R2, R3, R4)

ART.VA.V.2.1 Describe how art is used in everyday life.

ART.VA.V.2.2 Investigate and identify visual art careers that relate to

children.

ART.VA.V.2.3 Identify similarities among the arts including vocabulary,

elements of art, and principles of design.

ART.VA.V.2.4 Demonstrate connections between the visual arts and

other curriculum through student artwork.

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GRADE 3

PERFORM

Standard 1: Apply skills and knowledge to perform in the arts.

(VPAA: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, P1, P2, P4, R1, R4)

ART.VA.I.3.1 Compare the use of various materials to communicate

ideas and sensory experiences in an artwork.

ART.VA.I.3.2 Demonstrate control and safe use of a variety of art tools

with environmental awareness.

ART.VA.I.3.3 Describe, discuss, and model the elements of art and

principles of design to communicate ideas.

ART.VA.I.3.4 Select, present, and evaluate personal artwork.

CREATE

Standard 2: Apply skills and knowledge to create in the arts.

(VPAA: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, P1, P2, P4, R1, R4)

ART.VA.II.3.1 Apply materials and techniques to problem solve in the

creation of art.

ART.VA.II.3.2 Create a composition using the elements of art and

principles of design to communicate ideas.

ART.VA.II.3.3 Examine how artists turn ideas into visual solutions.

ART.VA.II.3.4 Combine ideas, symbols, and experiences that express and

communicate meaning.

ART.VA.II.3.5 Create artwork that aesthetically and creatively conveys an

idea.

ART.VA.II.3.6 Design artwork using computers and electronic media to

create original works of art.

ANALYZE

Standard 3: Analyze, describe, and evaluate works of art.

ART.VA.III.3.1 Compare the elements of art used in personal artwork.

ART.VA.III.3.2 Examine how art expresses cultural traditions.

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ART.VA.III.3.3 Highlight social trends that influence our emotional

reactions to art.

ART.VA.III.3.4 Select a piece of personal artwork, critique it using art

terminology, and make revisions.

ART.VA.III.3.5 Discuss how personal experiences influence the creation of

art.

ANALYZE IN CONTEXT

Standard 4: Analyze and describe the arts in their historical,

social, and cultural contexts.

(VPAA: C2, C3, C4, C5, P2, P3, R1, R2, R3, R4)

ART.VA.IV.3.1 Examine customs or traditions celebrated by different

communities.

ART.VA.IV.3.2 Describe the materials and art forms used by particular

cultures.

ART.VA.IV.3.3 Recognize how the available materials and processes in a

particular time or place can influence the art that is

created.

ANALYZE AND MAKE CONNECTIONS

Standard 5: Recognize, analyze, and describe connections among

the arts; between the arts and other disciplines;

between the arts and everyday life.

(VPAA: C2, C3, C4, C5, P2, P3, R1, R2, R3, R4)

ART.VA.V.3.1 Describe how art can be found in various environments.

ART.VA.V.3.2 Investigate and identify careers related to artists who work

in specific media.

ART.VA.V.3.3 Investigate collaboration across art disciplines.

ART.VA.V.3.4 Illustrate connections between the visual arts and other

curriculum through student artwork.

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GRADE 4

PERFORM

Standard 1: Apply skills and knowledge to perform in the arts.

(VPAA: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, P1, P2, P4, R1, R4)

ART.VA.I.4.1 Use technologies to communicate ideas and experiences.

ART.VA.I.4.2 Demonstrate control and safe use of technologies with

environmental awareness.

ART.VA.I.4.3 Analyze and reflect on the elements of art and design to

communicate ideas.

ART.VA.I.4.4 Prepare, present, and collaboratively evaluate personal

artwork.

CREATE

Standard 2: Apply skills and knowledge to create in the arts.

(VPAA: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, P1, P2, P4, R1, R4)

ART.VA.II.4.1 Synthesize the use of a variety of materials, techniques,

and processes to problem solve in the creation of art.

ART.VA.II.4.2 Synthesize knowledge of elements of art and principles of

design to creatively communicate ideas.

ART.VA.II.4.3 Analyze and collaborate how artists express ideas through

the use of visual culture, global perspective, and symbols

in works of art.

ART.VA.II.4.4 Analyze and reflect on the uses of subject matter, symbols,

and ideas to express and communicate meaning in artwork.

ART.VA.II.4.5 Discuss and debate how artists from various cultures

convey ideas differently.

ART.VA.II.4.6 Incorporate the uses of different technologies to show

artistic expression through an original artwork.

ANALYZE

Standard 3: Analyze, describe, and evaluate works of art.

(VPAA: C2, C3, C4, C5, P2, P3, R1, R2, R3, R4)

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ART.VA.III.4.1 Reflect and discuss the visual structures and functions used

in personal artwork.

ART.VA.III.4.2 Recognize that artwork may serve functional purposes, be

purely decorative, or serve multiple purposes.

ART.VA.III.4.3 Compare how global and cultural diversity elicits differing

responses.

ART.VA.III.4.4 Compare and contrast two pieces of personal work.

ART.VA.III.4.5 Analyze how art can be a reflection of society and a

response to real world experiences.

ANALYZE IN CONTEXT

Standard 4: Understand, analyze, and describe the arts in their

historical, social, and cultural contexts.

(VPAA: C2, C3, C4, C5, P2, P3, R1, R2, R3, R4)

ART.VA.IV.4.1 Describe how artwork communicates facts and/or

experiences of various cultures.

ART.VA.IV.4.2 Compare and contrast the visual elements contained in the

artwork of particular cultures.

ART.VA.IV.4.3 Evaluate the interrelationship between design, trends,

events, and the economics of a culture.

ANALYZE AND MAKE CONNECTIONS

Standard 5: Recognize, analyze, and describe connections among

the arts; between the arts and other disciplines;

between the arts and everyday life.

(VPAA: C2, C3, C4, C5, P2, P3, R1, R2, R3, R4)

ART.VA.V.4.1 Analyze various uses of art globally, in media, business,

technology, and industry.

ART.VA.V.4.2 Investigate and identify careers related to advertising.

ART.VA.V.4.3 Identify connections between technology and the arts.

ART.VA.V.4.4 Demonstrate cross-curricular connections through a

culminating event.

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GRADE 5

PERFORM

Standard 1: Apply skills and knowledge to perform in the arts.

(VPAA: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, P1, P2, P4, R1, R4)

ART.VA.I.5.1 Use materials, techniques, media, technology, and

processes to communicate ideas and experiences.

ART.VA.I.5.2 Use art materials and tools safely and responsibly with

environmental awareness.

ART.VA.I.5.3 Incorporate the elements of art and principles of design to

communicate ideas.

ART.VA.I.5.4 Participate in the process and delivery of a final product for

exhibition or presentation.

CREATE

Standard 2: Apply skills and knowledge to create in the arts.

(VPAA: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, P1, P2, P4, R1, R4)

ART.VA.II.5.1 Synthesize the knowledge of materials, techniques, and

processes to create artwork.

ART.VA.II.5.2 Apply knowledge of how to use visual characteristics and

organizational principles to communicate ideas.

ART.VA.II.5.3 Explore and understand prospective subject matter, ideas,

and symbols for works of art.

ART.VA.II.5.4 Select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to

communicate meaning.

ART.VA.II.5.5 Analyze how art conveys ideas to express one's

individuality.

ART.VA.II.5.6 Explore and understand the impact of digital media and

technology in the creation of artwork.

ANALYZE

Standard 3: Analyze, describe, and evaluate works of art.

(VPAA: C2, C3, C4, C5, P2, P3, R1, R2, R3, R4)

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ART.VA.III.5.1 Validate the effects of visual structures and functions, and

reflect upon these effects in personal work.

ART.VA.III.5.2 Identify and defend various purposes for creating works of

visual art.

ART.VA.III.5.3 Understand and respect that there are different responses

to specific art works in a global community.

ART.VA.III.5.4 Analyze the characteristics of personal artwork.

ART.VA.III.5.5 Develop a sensitivity and understanding of how personal

experiences can influence the development of artwork.

ANALYZE IN CONTEXT

Standard 4: Understand, analyze, and describe the arts in their

historical, social, and cultural contexts.

(VPAA: C2, C3, C4, C5, P2, P3, R1, R2, R3, R4)

ART.VA.IV.5.1 Defend the history of visual arts and specific relationships

to various cultures and times.

ART.VA.IV.5.2 Compare and contrast works of art as belonging to

particular cultures, times, and places.

ART.VA.IV.5.3 Demonstrate how history, culture, and the visual arts

interrelate in making and studying works of art.

ANALYZE AND MAKE CONNECTIONS

Standard 5: Recognize, analyze, and describe connections among

the arts; between the arts and other disciplines;

between the arts and everyday life.

(VPAA: C2, C3, C4, C5, P2, P3, R1, R2, R3, R4)

ART.VA.V.5.1 Explain how visual arts have inherent relationships to

everyday life.

ART.VA.V.5.2 Identify various careers in the visual arts.

ART.VA.V.5.3 Understand and use comparative characteristics of the

visual arts and other arts disciplines.

ART.VA.V.5.4 Synthesize connections between the visual arts and other

disciplines in the curriculum.   

Wow I bet you never knew all that went into the art classroom!