Visual Arts- Crafts
The crafts art course offering is designed to reinforce and build on knowledge and skills developed through the competency goals. The six basic strands perceiving, producing, knowing, communicating, evaluating, connecting - provide broad, unifying structures for organizing the knowledge and skills students are expected to acquire. Students rely on their perceptions of the environment to develop an increasing awareness of sensory stimuli. They have experiences in producing two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional artworks using a variety of media, techniques and processes, which are specific to the art course offered. As a result, their thoughts and ideas will be communicated creatively. The student's imagination is challenged to foster reflective thinking and develop disciplined effort and problem-solving skills. Oral and written analysis and evaluation of art works will develop critical thinking skills. An understanding of the connections that the arts have to culture, history, other disciplines, and careers will be developed. These courses will be developed by individual school systems according to the needs of their students. Advanced levels of other art course offerings should reflect the appropriate focus level, competency goals, and objectives.