VA.68.S.1.1

Manipulate content, media, techniques, and processes to achieve communication with artistic intent.
General Information
Subject Area: Visual Art
Grade: 68
Big Idea: Skills, Techniques, and Processes
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
7801010: Access Visual and Performing Arts: 6-8 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2019, 2019 - 2020, 2020 and beyond (current))
1100000: M/J Library Skills/Information Literacy (MC) (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
0102040: M/J Creative Photography 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
0103020: M/J Digital Art and Design 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
0101026: M/J Two-Dimensional Studio Art 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
0101060: M/J Three-Dimensional Studio Art 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
VA.68.S.1.In.a: Manipulate tools and media to enhance communication in personal artworks.
VA.68.S.1.Pa.a: Use a variety of visual art tools and media to express ideas.
VA.68.S.1.Su.a: Experiment with art tools and media to express ideas.

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Lesson Plans

Transforming Social Issues with Photo Transfer and Collage:

In this lesson, the students will create a mixed-media work of art that conveys a social issue by using carefully chosen photos, text, color and painted images. The students will use a photo transfer technique along with mixed media to create their art.

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How to Bracket Your Exposures:

In this lesson, students will learn about bracketing.  Bracketing is shooting a series of three or more shots of the same scene at different levels of exposure- light to dark.  Bracketing is used in order to determine exactly how to expose your camera sensor for the best results. 

Type: Lesson Plan

How to Use Camera Aperture:

In this lesson, students will learn about aperture using DSLR cameras.  Students will apply their knowledge of aperture to open and close the lens of the DSLR in order to allow more or less light into the camera, while learning about f-stop.  They will observe the differences between the aperture openings on the LCD screen of the DSLR camera.  They will apply knowledge of aperture to achieve a well-balanced, successful image, and use proper vocabulary to describe their experiments concerning working with aperture. 

Type: Lesson Plan

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