Use art-criticism processes to form a hypothesis about an artist’s or designer’s intent when creating artworks and/or utilitarian objects.


e.g., inference from color, line, shape, form
General Information
Subject Area: Visual Art
Grade: 5
Big Idea: Critical Thinking and Reflection
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
7701010: Art: K-5 (Specifically in versions: 2013 - 2015, 2015 - 2019 (course terminated))
5001060: Art - Intermediate 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2019, 2019 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7701045: Access Art Grade 5 (Specifically in versions: 2018 - 2019, 2019 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
VA.5.C.3.In.a: Use defined criteria to compare the use of structural elements of art and organizational principles of design in works of art.
VA.5.C.3.Pa.a: Use a teacher-selected criterion to examine a variety of familiar visual art.
VA.5.C.3.Su.a: Use defined criteria to examine a variety of works of art.

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Lesson Plan

Selfies Before Smartphones:

In this lesson students will learn about self-portraits and art criticism.  Students will analyze Andy Warhol’s camouflage Self-Portrait.  Students will then be guided through a  lesson in which they create their own self-portrait ("selfie") using a digital photograph, acetate and a watercolor background.  Students will write an artist statement about their finished self-portrait.   


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