Visual Arts

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Four basic strands -- foundations: observation and perception; creative expression; historical and cultural relevance; and critical evaluation and response -- provide broad, unifying structures for organizing the knowledge and skills students are expected to acquire in MISD's Visual Arts  programs.

Each strand is of equal value and may be presented in any order throughout the year. Students rely on personal observations and perceptions, which are developed through increasing visual literacy and sensitivity to surroundings, communities, memories, imaginings, and life experiences, as sources for thinking about, planning, and creating original artworks.

Students communicate their thoughts and ideas with innovation and creativity. Through art, students challenge their imaginations, foster critical thinking, collaborate with others, and build reflective skills. While exercising meaningful problem-solving skills, students develop the lifelong ability to make informed judgments.

                    Source: Fine Arts TEKS for Art (2013)