• The students know to express their feelings and thoughts by means of visual arts.
• They use light and shadow in their observation-based drawings.
• They use the elements of art and principles of design as they create works of visual arts.
• They produce three dimension works by using different materials.
• They create the effect of depth on two-dimension works.
• They know the difference between artist and artisan.
• They know the visual arts professions.
• They compare the typical characteristics of the art works and architecture belonging to the Turkish culture and different cultures.
• They know the difference between abstract, realistic, and figurative art works.
• They recognize the value Atatürk gave to art in his social life.
LESSONS AND ACTIVITIES
The Visual Arts classes are supported with cross-curricular activities and enjoyable activities are carried out. In classes, the students
• Produce three-dimension works using different materials
• Produce ceramics works (objects with plate technique)
• Create sculptures (3-D object out of clay)
• Produce papier mache works (3D objects with papier mache)
• Produce assemblage works from waste materials
• Practice marbling as one of the traditional Turkish arts (flower marbling, tide marbling)
• Know art works and artists (they analyze and interpret art works and express the stages of judgement)
• Research about the artists and art works Atatürk used to like and they produce authentic works
• Examine the sample art works of portrait, landscape, still life, and descriptive art
• Learn about colors (types of color, light, dark)
• Learn about tissue (real, artificial)
• Learn about values (the intensity of color, grading, and shadowing)
• Use the values of diversity
• Practice making pictures on canvas with poster paint
• Research about the written and visual materials that demonstrate the importance Atatürk gave to art and practice their learning on art works
• Attend Atatürk-themed exhibition every year held at TEDART Art Gallery
The students work in ceramics, sculpture, and art studios and sometimes they work in the primary school garden to observe the nature. In addition, school trips are organized to museums and art galleries.
Drawing papers, drawing pencils, crayons, watercolor, fancy papers, waste materials, pressing materials, marbling paint, canvas, poster paint, brush.
MEASUREMENT AND ASSESSMENT
The students’ performance is assessed based on the following criteria:
• Participation in the class activities,
• Use of materials,
• The process of adaptation to the studio rules,
• Working in cooperation with classmates.