Standard 1: Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes Standard 1 recognizes that students will create works of visual art. Through an understanding and application of media, techniques, and processes, students gain the ability to make discerning choices when creating works of visual art.
Standard 2: Using knowledge of structures and functions Standard 2 recognizes two broad areas of focus: the elements of art and principles of design; and the motivations for making art.
Standard 3: Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas Standard 3 recognizes that the prospective content for works of visual art come from a variety of sources.
Standard 4: Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures Standard 4 recognizes that visual arts have both history and specific relationships to various cultures.
Standard 5: Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others Standard 5 recognizes that reflection, assessment, and refinement are key steps in the process of creating visual art.
Standard 6: Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines Standard 6 recognizes that visual art is an integral component of a comprehensive education. The ability to convey ideas visually and the skills necessary to understand, respond to, and talk about visual images enable students to demonstrate complete literacy.