Outcome Chart - British Columbia - Arts 7

Curricular Competencies

Students will be able to use the creative process to create and respond to the arts:

Exploring and creating

  • Intentionally select and apply materials, environments, tools, and principles to combine and arrange artistic elements, processes, and techniques in art making
  • Create artistic works collaboratively and as an individual using ideas inspired by imagination, inquiry, experimentation, and purposeful play
  • Explore relationships between identity, place, culture, society, and belonging through the arts
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of personal, social, cultural, and historical contexts in relation to the arts

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Reasoning and reflecting

  • Research, describe, interpret, and evaluate how artists use tools, processes, materials, and environments
  • Develop and refine ideas, processes, and technical skills to improve the quality of artistic creations
  • Interpret works of art using knowledge and skills from various subject areas
  • Reflect on works of art and the creative process to understand artists’ motivations and meanings

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Communicating and documenting

  • Adapt learned skills, understandings, and processes for use in new contexts and for different purposes and audiences
  • Interpret and communicate ideas using symbols and elements to express meaning through the arts
  • Take creative risks to express feelings, ideas, and experiences
  • Describe, interpret, and respond to works of art
  • Experience, document, perform, and share creative works in a variety of ways

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Students will know and understand the following Content:

  • manipulation of elements and principles to create meaning in the arts, including but not limited to:
    • drama: relationships, role, setting, and character through space, action, mood, and vocalizations
    • music: rhythm, beat, repetition, tempo, form, melody, texture, timbre, notation
    • visual art: line, shape, space, texture, colour, form, tone, principles of design (pattern, repetition, balance, contrast, emphasis, rhythm, unity/variety, and harmony)
  • materials, tools, strategies, techniques, and technologies to support the creative process
  • notation to represent ideas, elements, and actions
  • symbols and metaphors to explore ideas and perspectives
  • a variety of national and international works of art and artistic traditions from diverse cultures, communities, times, and places, including traditional and contemporary Aboriginal arts and arts-making processes
  • ethical issues and personal responsibility associated with creating and performing in the arts

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