Art Studio 12

Curricular Competencies

Explore and create

  • Create artistic works using sensory inspiration, imagination, and inquiry
  • Examine artistic possibilities using a range of materials, processes, and technologies
  • Intentionally select and combine materials, processes, and technologies to convey ideas, and justify choices
  • Take creative risks to express thoughts and emotions through artistic works
  • Refine artistic skills from a variety of styles
  • Demonstrate innovation in creating artistic works and resolving creative challenges
  • Examine contributions of traditional, innovative, and intercultural visual artists from a variety of movements, periods, and contexts
  • Intentionally select and combine materials, processes, and technologies to convey ideas, and justify choices
  • Reason and reflect
  • Recognize and engage in the reciprocal process of critique
  • Interpret and evaluate, using discipline-specific language, how artists use materials, technologies, processes, and environments in art making
  • Evaluate design choices in artistic works
  • Reflect on personal answers to aesthetic questions
  • Reflect on the influences of a variety of contexts on artistic works

Communicate and document

  • Document, share, and appreciate artistic works in a variety of contexts
  • Anticipate audience impact of design choices and artistic works
  • Demonstrate respect for self, others, and place through art making  
  • Express ideas, emotions, and values through art making
  • Investigate and respond to social and environmental issues through visual art
  • Connect and expand
  • Create artistic works to reflect personal voice, story, and values
  • Explore First Peoples perspectives, knowledge, and protocols; other ways of knowing, and local cultural knowledge through artistic works
  • Examine the reciprocal relationships between visual arts, culture, and society
  • Evaluate personal, educational, and professional opportunities in visual arts and related fields
  • Connect with others on a local, national, or global scale through visual arts
  • Demonstrate safe and responsible use of materials, tools, and work space

MediaSmarts Resources


MediaSmarts Resources

  • elements of visual art
  • principles of design
  • image development strategies
  • materials, techniques, and technologies
  • creative processes
  • symbols and metaphors
  • roles of and relationships between artist
    and audience in a variety of contexts
  • influences of visual culture in social and other media
  • traditional and contemporary First Peoples worldviews, stories, and history, as expressed through visual arts
  • history of a variety of artistic movements, including their roles in historical and contemporary societies
  • moral rights and the ethics of cultural appropriation and plagiarism
  • health and safety protocols and procedures