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Visual Arts

Visual Arts Standards

  • Minnesota Academic Standards in the Arts – Visual Arts Grades K-3

    Strand I: Artistic Foundations

    Standard 1: Demonstrate knowledge of the foundations of the arts area

    Standard 2: Demonstrate knowledge and use of the technical skills of the art form, integrating technology when applicable 1. Identify the tools, materials, and techniques from a variety of two and three-dimensional media such as drawing, printmaking, ceramics or sculpture

    Standard 3: Demonstrate understanding of the personal, social, cultural, historical contexts that influence the arts areas

     

    Strand II: Artistic Process: Create or Make

    Standard 1: Create or Make in a variety of contexts in the arts area using the artistic foundations

    2. Revise artworks based on feedback of others

     

    Strand III: Artistic Process: Perform or Present

    Standard 1: Perform/Present in a variety of contexts in the arts area using the artistic foundations

    2. Reflect on presentation based on feedback of others

     

    Strand IV: Artistic Process: Respond or Critique

    Standard 1: Respond to or critique a variety of creations and performances using the artistic foundations

    Saint Paul Public Schools POWERED Standards/PRIORITIZED Benchmarks

    1. Identify the elements of visual art, including color, line, shape, texture, and space.

    1. Identify the characteristics of visual artworks from a variety of cultures including the contributions of Minnesota American Indian tribes and communities

    1. Create original two and three dimensional artworks to express ideas, experiences, or stories.

    1. Share and describe personal artwork

    1. Compare and contrast the characteristics of a variety of works of visual art

     

    Minnesota Academic Standards in the Arts – Visual Arts Grades 4-5

    Strand I: Artistic Foundations

    Standard 1: Demonstrate knowledge of the foundations of the arts area

    3. Identify characteristics of Western and non-Western styles, movements, and genres in art

    Standard 2: Demonstrate knowledge and use of the technical skills of the art form, integrating technology when applicable 1. Describe the tools, materials, and techniques from a variety of two and three-dimensional media such as drawing, printmaking, ceramics or sculpture

    Standard 3: Demonstrate understanding of the personal, social, cultural, historical contexts that influence the arts areas

     

    Strand II: Artistic Process: Create or Make

    Standard 1: Create or Make in a variety of contexts in the arts area using the artistic foundations

     

    Strand III: Artistic Process: Perform or Present

    Standard 1: Perform/Present in a variety of contexts in the arts area using the artistic foundations 1. Select and assemble artworks for a personal portfolio 2. Revise presentation based on feedback of others and self-reflection

    Strand IV: Artistic Process: Respond or Critique

    Standard 1: Respond to or critique a variety of creations and performances using the artistic foundations

     

    Saint Paul Public Schools POWERED Standards/PRIORITIZED Benchmarks

    1. Describe the characteristics of the elements of visual art, including color, line, shape, value, form, texture, and space.

    2. Describe how the principles of visual art such as repetition, pattern, emphasis, contrast and balance are used in the creation, presentation, or response to visual artworks

    1. Describe the personal, social, cultural or historical contexts that influence creation of visual artworks including the contributions of Minnesota American Indian tribes and communities

    2. Describe how visual art communicates meaning

    1. Create original two and three dimensional artworks to express specific artistic ideas

    2. Revise artworks based on feedback of others and self-reflection

    1. Justify personal interpretations and reactions to works of visual art

Resources

Art Games

About Ms.(Vickers-Lee)Lee

  • Teacher  My name is Tobie Vickers-Lee and I am the part-time art teacher at Groveland Park Elementary school.  I am very excited to be apart  of a wonderful learning community this year working with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.

     Allow me to tell you a bit about myself.  I grew up in the South Minneapolis area.  I attended Luther College(GO Norse!), where I  received a Bachelors Degree in art.  After graduating from Luther I worked in the South Minneapolis area and then went back to  college at the University of Northern Iowa(GO Panthers!) and earned a Master of Arts degree in studio art, with a specialty in painting.  From there, I got married and moved to the West Coast; specifically Portland, Oregon where I began my work in the public schools as a teaching assistant working with student's with different needs.  I realized from those experiences that I longed to be in a classroom teaching and learning with students. So, I returned to graduate school one more time and earned a Masters in Teaching degree from Lewis & Clark College(GO Lewis, GO Clark!?) and began my teaching in the field of visual arts.  With an interest in moving back to the midwest, we moved to St. Paul, and I spent 7 years teaching art in the Prior Lake School District at the middle school level.

    In the most recent years I have taken time off to focus on family and our 2 children and my teaching experiences moved to volunteer experiences teaching arts workshops in the summers, and volunteering in the Art Adventures program at Groveland.  In the past couple of years, many of you may have seen me in the building working with students one on one and substitute teaching.

    I have two children, Odin who is a 7th grader at Cyber Village Academy, and Zoe, who is in 3rd grade at Groveland.  AND of course the most important part of our family is our dog Juno; a springer-poodle mix who is like a large toddler!!!!  

    I enjoy so many things.  I have a love for creating in so many ways, and with many materials. I especially enjoy projects that involve building things with power tools, and painting them.  I love running, hiking, skiing, ice skating, gardening, photography, interior decorating, going to the family cabin, and hanging out with my family and friends. 

    I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to be apart of the Groveland teaching staff this year, and I am so very excited to be exploring art with students once again. 

    "A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind." - Eugene Ionesco

    Let's enjoy the adventure!!!!

    Ms. Lee

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