Utah State Visual Arts Standards
LEVELS 1-3: Secondary
L E V E L 1
S t r a n d 1 : L1.V.CR.
C R E A T E
Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using traditional or contemporary practices of art or design.
Engage in making a work of art or design without having a precon- ceived plan.
Explain how traditional and nontraditional materials may affect human health and environment, and demonstrate safe handling of materials, tools, and equipment.
Collaboratively develop a proposal for an installation, artwork, or space design that transforms the perception and experience of a particular place.
Apply relevant criteria from traditional and contemporary cultural contexts to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for works of art and design in progress.
S t r a n d 2 : L1.V.P.
P R E S E N T
Analyze, select, and curate artifacts and/or artworks for presenta- tion and preservation.
Analyze and evaluate the reasons and ways an exhibition is presented.
Analyze and describe the impact that an exhibition or collection has on personal awareness of social, cultural, or political beliefs and understandings.
Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and under- standing of human experiences.
Analyze how one’s understanding of the world is affected by experiencing visual imagery.
Interpret an artwork or collection of works, supported by relevant and sufficient evidence found in the work and it various contexts.
Establish relevant criteria in order to evaluate a work of art or collection of works.
Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.
Describe how knowledge of culture, traditions, and history may influence personal responses to art.
L E V E L 2
S t r a n d 1 : L2.V.CR.
C R E A T E
Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on own existing artwork.
Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
Demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form through experimentation, practice, and persistence.
Demonstrate awareness of ethical implications of making and dis- tributing creative work.
Redesign an object, system, place or design in response to contem- porary issues.
Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re- engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.
S t r a n d 2 : L2.V.P.
P R E S E N T
Analyze, select, and critique personal artwork for a collection or portfolio presentation.
Evaluate, select, and apply methods or processes appropriate to display artwork in a specific place.
Make, explain, and justify connections between artists or artwork and social, cultural, and political history.
Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic re- sponses to the natural world and constructed environments.
Evaluate the effectiveness of an image or images to influence ideas, feelings, and behaviors of specific audiences.
Identify types of contextual information useful in the process of constructing interpretations of an artwork or collection of works.
Determine the relevance of criteria used by others to evaluate a work of art or collection of works.
Utilize inquiry methods of observation, research, and experimenta- tion to explore unfamiliar subjects through art-making.
Compare uses of art in a variety of societal, cultural, and historical contexts, making connections to uses of art in contemporary and local contexts.
L E V E L 3
S t r a n d 1 : L3.V.CR.
C R E A T E
Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for ideas and direc- tions for creating art and design that can effect social change.
Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions to plan the making of multiple works of art and de- sign based on a theme, idea, or concept.
Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
Demonstrate understanding of the importance of balancing free- dom and responsibility in the use of images, materials, tools, and equipment in the creation and circulation of creative work.
Demonstrate in works of art or design how visual and material cul- ture defines, shapes, enhances, inhibits, and/or empowers people’s lives.
Reflect on, re-engage in, revise, and refine works of art or design considering relevant traditional and contemporary criteria, as well as personal artistic vision.
S t r a n d 3 : L2.V.P.
P R E S E N T
Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting artwork for a specific exhibit or event.
Investigate, compare, and contrast methods for preserving and protecting art.
Curate a collection of objects, artifacts, or artwork to affect the viewer’s understanding of social, cultural, and/or political experiences.
Analyze how responses to art develop over time based on knowl- edge of and experience with art and life.
Determine the commonalities within a group of artists or visual im- ages attributed to a particular type of art, timeframe, or culture.
Analyze differing interpretations of an artwork or collection of works in order to select and defend a plausible critical analysis.
Construct evaluations of a work of art or collection of works based on differing sets of criteria.
Synthesize knowledge of social, cultural, historical, and personal life with art-making approaches to create meaningful works of art or design.
Appraise the impact of an artist or a group of artists on the beliefs, values, and behaviors of a society.