Saskatchewan - Arts Education 30

K-12 Creative/Productive (CP) Goal: Students will inquire, create and communicate through dance, drama, music and visual art.

CP30.1 Investigate creative processes for producing arts expressions.


a. Investigate inspiration and departure points for own artistic work.

b. Engage in creative processes to develop artistic projects individually or collaboratively (e.g., choreographic process, visual art-making process, music composition process, dramatic/theatrical process).

e. Explore and incorporate use of digital technologies in arts expressions.

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CP30.3 Communicate ideas of social relevance, creatively through the arts.


a. Represent ideas, communicate messages, thoughts and feelings through arts expressions.

b. Investigate artistic styles to use as inspiration for own work.

c. Demonstrate growth of techniques and skills in one or more arts disciplines.

d. Develop and share artistic creations using ideas based on a topic of social relevance to students.

e. Create presentations of own work.

f. Reflect on how one’s arts expression connects with an audience.

g. Represent and/or challenge society through own arts expressions.

h. Share work live or using digital technologies.

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K-12 Cultural/Historical (CH) Goal: Students will investigate the content and aesthetics of the arts within cultural, historical and contemporary contexts, and understand the connection between the arts and the human experience.

CH30.1 Create an arts expression to challenge, reinforce or draw attention to ideas or societal norms.


a. Generate ideas for investigation and examine how various artists have responded to those ideas.

b. Discuss how arts expressions evolve and influence societal norms (e.g., artists as agents of social change).

c. Research Indigenous artists whose work challenged or challenges the norms of a particular time and place (e.g., treaty education outcome HC12 - examine how treaties within contemporary society impact on individual’s lives).

d. Propose and create an arts expression to draw attention to a concern or idea of personal interest.

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K-12 Critical/Responsive (CR) Goal: Students will respond to artistic expressions of Saskatchewan, Canadian and international artists using critical thinking, research, creativity and collaborative inquiry.

CR30.2 Investigate contemporary arts practices as a response to place and time.


a. Generate inquiry questions to help develop understanding of what contemporary practice means (e.g., What is contemporary arts practice?).

b. Examine the work of artists who respond to contemporary social issues as potential points of inspiration such as:

  • How are artists responding to current social justice issues (e.g., marginalization of newcomers, bias or hatred based on race or gender and sexual diversity, economic inequities, environmental and social sustainability)?

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