WOOD DALE DISTRICT 7
Fine Arts Curriculum
7TH GRADE ART 12 weeks
Student Friendly Targets
Use the language of visual arts. (Goal 25)
*Demonstrate how the elements and principles of art can be organized to convey meaning through a variety of media
*Compare and contrast the elements and principles in two or more works that share similar themes
Demonstrate use of measurement with a ruler in order to produce guide points for producing lines and graphs.
Identify, plan and apply use of magnification on a 2-D surface.
Identify, organize and show overlapping and cropping in a composition in order to create depth.
Recognize, plan and design the transformation of one subject into the given outline of another subject.
Demonstrate an understanding of dimension and value in black/white and in color.
Recognize color schemes in a work of art.
Recognize, organize and incorporate the negative space within the composition to create the environment.
Combine the use of color, shape and line to produce a design or composition that creates balance and unity.
Identify and describe the elements and principles that unify a work of art.
When writing, students will use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Student Self Assessments
Demonstrate the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present. (Goal 27)
*Identify and describe careers and jobs in and among the arts and how they contribute to the world of work
*Identify and describe how artists and their works shape culture and increase understanding of societies, past and present
Point out distinguishing characteristics of abstract art.
Compare and contrast representational and realistic images.
Imitate a Master’s work.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions.
Demonstrate effective oral presentation skills.
Listen and speak effectively for specific purposes.
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in specific art projects.
American Gothic Parody