Studio Arts 2D 12

Curricular Competencies

Explore and create

  • Create two-dimensional (2D) artistic works using sensory inspiration, imagination, and inquiry
  • Design, create, and refine a range of 2D artistic works for a specific audience
  • Examine artistic possibilities and take creative risks
  • Refine artistic skills and techniques from a variety of styles
  • Demonstrate active engagement 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 a critique
  • Interpret and evaluate, using discipline-specific language how artists use materials, technologies, processes, and environments in 2D art making
  • Analyze and apply design choices in 2D artistic works
  • Reflect on personal answers to aesthetic questions
  • Examine the influences of a variety of contexts on artistic works

Communicate and document

  • Document, share, and appreciate 2D artistic works in a variety of contexts
  • Demonstrate respect for self, others, and place through art making
  • Express ideas and perspectives through 2D artistic works
  • Investigate and respond to social and environmental issues through 2D artistic works
  • 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 2D artistic works
  • Examine the reciprocal relationships between 2D artistic works, culture, and society
  • Evaluate personal, educational, and professional opportunities related to visual arts and related fields
  • Connect with others on a local, national, or global scale through 2D artistic works
  • Demonstrate safe and responsible use of materials, tools, and work space

MediaSmarts Resources


  • elements of visual art
  • principles of design
  • image development strategies
  • materials, technologies, and processes
    for 2D artistic works
  • 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, practices, and history,
    as expressed through 2D artistic works
  • contributions of traditional, innovative,
    and intercultural visual artists from a variety
    of movements, contexts, and periods
  • 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

MediaSmarts Resources