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Topic: Artistic purpose and motivation 

Arts and Communication

 Standard 2.  Knows and applies appropriate criteria to arts and communication products
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 7.Uses criteria and judgment to determine the differences between the artist’s intent and public interpretation
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses criteria to determine the differences between the artist’s intent and public interpretation
     2.Uses judgment to determine the differences between the artist’s intent and public interpretation
 Standard 3.  Uses critical and creative thinking in various arts and communication settings
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Uses personal experiences to create original artistic, musical, and dramatic products (e.g., composing music in distinct styles for voice and instruments; improvising harmonizing parts, rhythmic and melodic variation; constructing original scripts; creating different types of visual arts including jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, drawings, and paintings)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses personal experiences to create original artistic products
     2.Uses personal experiences to create original musical products
     3.Uses personal experiences to create original dramatic products
     4.Uses personal experiences to compose music in distinct styles for voice
     5.Uses personal experiences to compose music in distinct styles for instruments
     6.Uses personal experiences to improvise harmonizing parts in original musical products
     7.Uses personal experiences to improvise rhythmic variation in original musical products
     8.Uses personal experiences to improvise melodic variation in original musical products
     9.Uses personal experiences to construct original scripts
     10.Uses personal experiences to create different types of visual arts
     11.Uses personal experiences to create original jewelry
     12.Uses personal experiences to create original ceramics
     13.Uses personal experiences to create original sculpture
     14.Uses personal experiences to create original drawings
     15.Uses personal experiences to create original paintings
   Benchmark 8.Knows ways in which different sources are used to produce art forms (e.g., personal experiences, thoughts, and feelings; real and imaginary sources; nature and the constructed environment; experimentation; events; the human senses of sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows ways that personal experiences are used to produce art forms
     2.Knows ways that personal thoughts are used to produce art forms
     3.Knows ways that personal feelings are used to produce art forms
     4.Knows ways that real sources are used to produce art forms
     5.Knows ways that imaginary sources are used to produce art forms
     6.Knows ways that nature is used to produce art forms
     7.Knows ways that constructed environments are used to produce art forms
     8.Knows ways that experimentation is used to produce art forms
     9.Knows ways that events are used to produce art forms
     10.Knows ways that the human sense of sight is used to produce art forms
     11.Knows ways that the human sense of hearing is used to produce art forms
     12.Knows ways that the human sense of smell is used to produce art forms
     13.Knows ways that the human sense of tough is used to produce art forms

Art Connections

 Standard 1.  Understands connections among the various art forms and other disciplines
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   Benchmark 2.Knows how ideas (e.g., sibling rivalry, respect) and emotions (e.g., sadness, anger) are expressed in the various art forms
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how ideas are expressed in various art forms
     2.Knows how emotions are expressed in various art forms
     3.Knows how the idea of sibling rivalry can be expressed in various art forms
     4.Knows how respect can be expressed in various art forms
     5.Knows how sadness can be expressed in various art forms
     6.Knows how anger can be expressed in various art forms
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Understands how 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 the various art forms
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how the elements of art are used in similar and distinctive ways among various art forms
     2.Knows how materials are used in similar and distinctive ways among various art forms
     3.Knows how technologies are used in similar and distinctive ways among various art forms
     4.Knows how artistic processes are used in similar and distinctive ways among various art forms
     5.Knows how imagination is used in similar and distinctive ways among various art forms
     6.Knows how craftsmanship is used in similar and distinctive ways among various art forms
     7.Knows how the organizational principles are used in similar and distinctive ways among various art forms
     8.Knows how unity and variety are used in similar and distinctive ways among various art forms
     9.Knows how repetition and contrast are used in similar and distinctive ways among various art forms