Standard 2 - Knowing and Using Arts Materials and Resources
Students will be knowledgeable about and make use of the materials and resources available for participation in the arts in various roles.
Key Idea: Students, with assistance from staff, will access dance and dance-related material from libraries, resource centers, museums, studios and performance spaces. Students will be informed of various careers in dance and recreational opportunities to dance. Students will attend dance events and participate as appropriate within each setting.
- use dance resources in video, photography, print and live performance
- understand the concept of live performance and appropriate conduct
- learn about dance-related careers (e.g., dancer, choreographer, composer, lighting designer, historian, teacher)
Key Idea: Students will use traditional instruments, electronic instruments and a variety of nontraditional sound sources to create and perform music. They will use various resources to expand their knowledge of listening experiences, performance opportunities and/or information about music. Students will identify opportunities to contribute to their communities' music institutions, including those embedded in other institutions (church choirs, industrial music ensembles, etc.). Students will know the vocations and avocations available to them in music.
- use classroom and nontraditional instruments in performing and creating music
- construct instruments out of material not commonly used for musical instruments
- use current technology to manipulate sound
- learn about the various settings in which they hear music and the various resources that are used to produce music
- demonstrate appropriate audience behavior, including attentive listening, in a variety of musical settings in and out of school
- learn about ways that music is used by various members of the community
Key Idea: Students will learn about the basic tools, media and techniques involved in theatrical production. Students will learn about school, community and professional resources for theatre experiences. Students will learn about the job opportunities available in all aspects of theatre.
- visit theatres, theatre-related facilities, and/or touring companies to observe aspects of theatrical production
- visit the library/media center of their school or community to learn about story dramatization material or other theatre-related materials and to view videotapes of performances
- visit a community library to learn about costumes and makeup and watch a videotape performance of a Broadway play, such as Cats
- attend theatrical performances in their school and demonstrate appropriate audience behavior
- listen to theatre professionals talk about how they prepare for and perform their jobs
Key Idea: Students will know and use a variety of visual arts materials, techniques and processes. Students will know about resources and opportunities for participation in visual arts in the community (exhibitions, libraries, museums, galleries) and use appropriate materials (art reproductions, slides, print materials, electronic media). Students will be aware of vocational options available in the visual arts.
- draw images of people and things which become increasingly more specific
- explore the characteristics of selected mediums and describe what they feel like when using them. Name those they like the best
- make simple three dimensional works of art using additive and/or subtractive techniques
- use a draw/paint software program to make simple graphic shapes
- listen to and discuss the presentation of a museum person or an artist who brings original art works or artifacts to the classroom
- look at and explore (by handling, if possible) artifacts borrowed from a museum and talk about their visual characteristics and their purpose
- listen to and ask questions of a person from the local community who makes his/her living in the visual arts (a painter, a sculptor, a photographer)