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Topic: Art materials 

Visual Arts

 Standard 1.  Understands and applies media, techniques, and processes related to the visual arts
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   Benchmark 1.Knows the differences between art materials (e.g., paint, clay, wood, videotape), techniques (e.g., overlapping, shading, varying size or color), and processes (e.g., addition and subtraction in sculpture, casting and constructing in making jewelry)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows examples of art materials
     2.Knows examples of art techniques
     3.Knows examples of art processes
     4.Knows that paint can be an art material
     5.Knows that clay can be an art material
     6.Knows that wood can be an art material
     7.Knows that a videotape can be an art material
     8.Knows that overlapping is an art technique
     9.Knows that shading is an art technique
     10.Knows that varying size is an art technique
     11.Knows that varying color is an art technique
     12.Knows that addition and subtraction is an art technique in sculpture
     13.Knows that casting and constructing is an art technique in jewelry making
   Benchmark 2.Knows how different materials, techniques, and processes cause different responses from the viewer
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how different materials cause different responses from the viewer
     2.Knows how different techniques cause different responses from the viewer
     3.Knows how different processes cause different responses from the viewer
   Benchmark 3.Knows how different media (e.g., oil, watercolor, stone, metal), techniques, and processes are used to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how different media are used to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
     2.Knows how different techniques are used to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
     3.Knows how different processes are used to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
     4.Knows how oil can be used to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
     5.Knows how watercolor can be used to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
     6.Knows how stone can be used to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
     7.Knows how metal can be used to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
   Benchmark 4.Uses art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses art materials in a safe and responsible manner
     2.Uses art tools in a safe and responsible manner
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands what makes different art media, techniques, and processes effective (or ineffective) in communicating various ideas
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands what makes different art media effective in communicating various ideas
     2.Understands what makes different art media ineffective in communicating various ideas
     3.Understands what makes different art techniques effective in communicating various ideas
     4.Understands what makes different art techniques ineffective in communicating various ideas
     5.Understands what makes different art media processes effective in communicating various ideas
     6.Understands what makes different art media processes ineffective in communicating various ideas
   Benchmark 2.Knows how the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes can be used to enhance communication of experiences and ideas
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how the qualities and characteristics of art media can be used to enhance communication of experiences and ideas
     2.Knows how the qualities and characteristics of art techniques can be used to enhance communication of experiences and ideas
     3.Knows how the qualities and characteristics of art processes can be used to enhance communication of experiences and ideas
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands how the communication of ideas relates to the media, techniques, and processes one uses
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how the communication of ideas relates to the media one uses
     2.Understands how the communication of ideas relates to the techniques one uses

Arts and Communication

 Standard 1.  Understands the principles, processes, and products associated with arts and communication media
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands how the elements, materials, technologies, artistic processes (e.g., imagination, craftsmanship) and organizational principles (e.g. unity and variety, repetition and contrast) are used in similar and distinctive ways in various art forms
    Knowledge/skill statements
     2.Understands how materials are used in similar ways in various art forms
     13.Understands how materials are used in distinctive ways in various art forms