BPS Visual Arts Standards Book

K-8 Grade Levels

Grade 08


Young children arrive in Eighth Grade with widely varying knowledge in ....

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Creating ART image

ART-08.Cr - Creating

  • ART-08.Cr.01: Anchor Standard 1 - Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work
    • Investigate and document the creative process visually and/or verbally in traditional or new media.
  • ART-08.Cr.02: Anchor Standard 2 - Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
    • Demonstrate a willingness to innovate, and take risks to develop ideas, that emerge in the process of art while considering fair use, intellectual property, and copyrights.
  • ART-08.Cr.03: Anchor Standard 3 - Evaluate, refine and complete artistic work.
    • Apply relevant criteria to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for a work of art or design in progress.

Performing ART image

ART-08.Pr - Presenting

  • ART-08.Pr.04: Anchor Standard 4 - Select artistic work for presentation
    • Develop and apply criteria for evaluating a collection of artwork for presentation.
  • ART-08.Pr.05: Anchor Standard 5 - Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
    • Analyze and evaluate the reasons and ways an exhibition is presented.
  • ART-08.Pr.06: Anchor Standard 6 - Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.?
    • Analyze why and how an exhibition or collection may influence ideas, beliefs, and experiences.

Responding ART image

ART-08.Re - Responding

  • ART-08.Re.07: Anchor Standard 7 - Perceive and analyze artistic work
    • Analyze how the method of display, location, and viewer’s experiences influence how of an artwork is perceived and valued.
  • ART-08.Re.08: Anchor Standard 8 - Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work
    • Interpret art by analyzing how the interaction of subject matter, characteristics of form and structure, use of media, art making processes, and relevant contextual information contributes to understanding messages or ideas and mood conveyed.
  • ART-08.Re.09: Anchor Standard 9 - Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
    • Create a convincing and logical argument to support an evaluation of art.

Connecting ART image

ART-08.Cn Connecting

  • ART-08.Cn.10: Anchor Standard 10 - Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
    • Make art collaboratively to reflect on and reinforce positive aspects of group identity.
  • ART-08.Cn.11: Anchor Standard 11 - Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.
    • Distinguish different ways art is used to represent, establish, reinforce, and reflect group identity.