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Visual Arts

Applications of Knowledge

Competency 1 – To produce individual works in the visual arts

Competency 2 – To produce media works in the visual arts
Competency 3 – To appreciate works of art, traditional artistic objects, media images, personal productions and those of classmates

Student constructs knowledge with teacher guidance.

Student applies knowledge by the end of the school year.

 

Student reinvests knowledge.

The statements in bold type indicate knowledge that should be given priority if the program is not taught in all cycles.
Elementary
Cycle One Cycle Two Cycle Three
  1. To use personal ideas inspired by the stimulus for creation
1 2 3 4 5 6
    1. Looks for an idea related to the stimulus for creation while consulting sources of information
       
    1. Looks for a few ideas related to the stimulus for creation while consulting sources of information
       
    1. Looks for a variety of ideas related to the stimulus for creation while consulting sources of information
       
    1. Chooses an idea that represents his/her perception of reality
       
    1. Makes a sketch of his/her idea
       
    1. Makes a few sketches of his/her idea
       
    1. Makes sketches representing variations on his/her idea
       
  1. To use transforming gestures and elements of visual arts language
1 2 3 4 5 6
  1. Gestures and tools1
    1. Experiments with transforming gestures such as: freehand drawing, applying coloured pigments with flat brushstrokes, tearing, notching, cutting out, spreading glue on a surface, joining and pinching a malleable material
       
    1. Experiments with transforming gestures such as: applying coloured pigments with flat brushstrokes, varied brushstrokes, and intaglio printing
       
    1. Experiments with transforming gestures such as: applying coloured pigments with flat brushstrokes, varied brushstrokes and additional varied brushstrokes
       
    1. Uses transforming gestures that represent his/her idea
       
    1. Uses transforming gestures that clarify his/her idea
       
    1. Handles the following tools: brush, scissors, mouse and electronic pen
       
    1. Handles tools, including a sponge
       
    1. Handles tools, including a paintbrush
       
  1. Language of visual arts
    1. Experiments with elements of visual arts language: shape, line, colour, value, texture, pattern, volume
       
    1. Uses elements of visual arts language
       
    1. Uses a variety of elements of visual arts language
       
    1. Uses a combination of elements of visual arts language
       
  1. To organize the elements he/she has chosen
1 2 3 4 5 6
    1. Uses the following ways of organizing space: enumeration, juxtaposition, repetition and alternance
       
    1. Uses ways of organizing space, including superimposition, symmetry and asymmetry
       
    1. Uses the following way of representing space: perspective with overlapping
       
    1. Uses the following ways of representing space: perspective with overlapping and perspective with vanishing point
       
  1. To finalize his/her production
1 2 3 4 5 6
    1. Makes adjustments to certain transforming gestures and to the language of visual arts
       
    1. Adjusts his/her production based on the initial stimulus for creation
       
    1. Enhances certain aspects of his/her production using transforming gestures, elements of visual arts language, spatial organization and representation
       
  1. To share his/her creative experience
1 2 3 4 5 6
    1. Shares significant aspects of his/her experience with transforming gestures and elements of visual arts language
       
    1. Describes the important aspects of his/her experience with transforming gestures and elements of visual arts language
       
    1. Uses subject-specific vocabulary
       

Competency 2 – To produce media works in the visual arts
Competency 3 – To appreciate works of art, traditional artistic objects, media images, personal productions and those of classmates

1.  The complete list of transforming gestures and materials for each cycle can be found in the Essential Knowledges table in the Visual Arts program.

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