Art History: acquiring knowledge about the contributions art and artists make to society.
Art Criticism: interpreting meaning and making critical judgments about works of art.
Aesthetics: questioning the nature, significance, and purposes of art in general.
Art Production: making art; expressing ideas and feelings in visual form.
Six National Standards for Visual Arts Education
Standard 1. Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes.
Standard 2: Using knowledge of structures and functions.
Standard 3: Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas.
Standard 4: Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures.
Standard 5: Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others.
Standard 6: Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines.
Visual Culture/Visual Literacy: understanding the meaning and messages of media such as movies, TV, games, advertising, and the like.
A Complete DBAE Lesson
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Art Perception. The student develops and organizes ideas from the environment. Creative expression/performance. The student expresses ideas through original artworks, using a variety of media with appropriate skill. Historical/cultural heritage. The student demonstrates an understanding of art history and culture as records of human achievement. Response/evaluation. The student makes informed judgments about personal artworks and the artworks of others.
Bridging the Curriculum through Art By learning through art, students make more meaningful and engaging connections between disciplines.