Studio Arts 3D 12

Curricular Competencies

Explore and create

  • Create three-dimensional (3D) artistic works using sensory inspiration, imagination, and inquiry
  • Take creative risks to demonstrate artistic possibilities, and cross-cultural perspectives
  • Intentionally select and combine materials, processes, and technologies to convey ideas, and justify choices
  • Create 3D artistic works for a specific audience
  • Express meaning, intent, and emotions through 3D artistic works
  • Refine artistic skills and techniques from a variety of styles
  • Examine contributions of traditional, innovative, and intercultural visual artists from a variety of movements, periods, and contexts

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 3D art making
  • 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 3D artistic works in a variety of contexts
  • Demonstrate respect for self, others, and place
  • Express ideas and perspectives through 3D artistic works
  • Communicate cross-cultural perspectives through 3D artistic works
  • Investigate and respond to social and environmental issues through 3D artistic works

Connect and expand

  • Create artistic works to reflect personal voice, story, and values
  • Create artistic works that reflect personal, cultural, and historical contexts
  • Explore First Peoples perspectives, knowledge, and protocols; other ways of knowing, and local cultural knowledge through 3D artistic works
  • Examine the reciprocal relationships between 3D artistic works, 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 3D 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 3D artistic works

creative processes

physical properties and impacts of various materials

First Peoples relationship with the land and natural resources as revealed through 3D artistic works

symbols and metaphors

roles and relationships of 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 practices, as expressed through 3D artistic works

contributions of traditional, innovative, and intercultural artists from a variety of movements, contexts, and periods

moral rights, and the ethics of cultural appropriation and plagiarism

health and safety protocols and procedures

MediaSmarts Resources


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