Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

ยง117.2. Art, Kindergarten.

(a) Introduction.

(1) Four basic strands–perception, creative expression/performance, historical and cultural heritage, and critical evaluation–provide broad, unifying structures for organizing the knowledge and skills students are expected to acquire. Students rely on their perceptions of the environment, developed through increasing visual awareness and sensitivity to surroundings, memory, imagination, and life experiences, as a source for creating artworks. They express their thoughts and ideas creatively, while challenging their imagination, fostering reflective thinking, and developing disciplined effort and problem-solving skills.

(2) By analyzing artistic styles and historical periods students develop respect for the traditions and contributions of diverse cultures. Students respond to and analyze artworks, thus contributing to the development of lifelong skills of making informed judgments and evaluations.

(b) Knowledge and skills.

(K.1)
Perception.

The student develops and organizes ideas from the environment.

The student is expected to:

(A) glean information from the environment, using the five senses; and

(B) identify colors, textures, forms, and subjects in the environment.

(K.2)
Creative expression/performance.

The student expresses ideas through original artworks, using a variety of media with appropriate skill.

The student is expected to:

(A) create artworks, using a variety of colors, forms, and lines;

(B) arrange forms intuitively to create artworks; and

(C) develop manipulative skills when drawing, painting, printmaking, and constructing artworks, using a variety of materials.

(K.3)
Historical/cultural heritage.

The student demonstrates an understanding of art history and culture as records of human achievement.

The student is expected to:

(A) identify simple subjects expressed in artworks;

(B) share ideas about personal artworks and the work of others, demonstrating respect for differing opinions; and

(C) relate art to everyday life.

(K.4)
Response/evaluation.

The student makes informed judgments about personal artworks and the artworks of others.

The student is expected to:

(A) express ideas about personal artworks; and

(B) express ideas about original artworks, portfolios, and exhibitions by peers and artists.