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Educational Standards and Learning Objectives ...

Visual Arts Standards:


  • Visual Art History and Culture (“Responding”) – Students will explore the origins, experience and purpose of art from around the world, including an analysis of early artistic expressions, folk art and the technical evolution of visual expression

  • Language of Visual Art (“Presenting”) – Participants will discuss and replicate the causal relationship between creating art in a visual medium and receiving responses through emotional and intellectual observations

  • Visual Art Expression (“Creating”) – Finer Arts provides students with the learning and materials to express themselves in a myriad of visual mediums; we place special emphasis on transforming everyday materials into modes of artistic expression to encourage creative development outside our studio

  • Visual Art Appreciation (“Connecting”) – Finer Arts supplies the conditions that allow students to question the fundamentals of artistic technique and process. Each session provides participants with structured reflection and discussion to foster critical, analytical skills


National Core Arts Standards – Theater:


  • Generate and Conceptualize Creative Ideas (”Create”) – Finer Arts features opportunities for students to modify or devise dramatic scenarios through games, plays and storytelling; sessions encourage students to adopt discrete roles for performance

  • Select, Analyze and Interpret Artistic Work (“Performing”) – Students will demonstrate understanding of empathic roles through the alteration of dialogue, interactive storytelling and developing physical expressions of emotions, concepts and ideas in a structured performance

  • Perceive and Analyze Artistic Work (“Responding”) – Finer Arts supplies guided dramatic experiences featuring ample moments for students to compare, contrast and develop performance in relationship to their personal experiences and ideas

  • Synthesize and Relate Personal Experience to Works of Art (“Connecting”) – Participants will frequently devise and develop roles and narratives through storytelling and performance based on personal values and experiences


Oklahoma College and Career Ready English Language Arts Standards:


  • Speaking and Listening – Students will engage in mandatory question and answer and free response discussions each week to develop cooperative critical faculties

  • Vocabulary – Participants will learn and practice vocabulary terms in structured and creative projects using interactive storytelling, cooperative and competitive games and narrative activities

  • Multimodal Literacies – Through the creation and use of discrete narrative styles – drama, poetry, prose – students will transliterate and adapt stories to an array of textual expressions

  • Reading process and Writing process – Finer Arts supplies its students with the chance to refine recursive critical processes – argumentation, narrative structure, dynamic word choice – through an array of creative games, projects and cooperative activities


National Council for the Social Studies Standards:


  • Culture – Finer Arts places a premium on exposing students to discrete and diverse cultures through storytelling, visual art projects and interactive games. Special emphasis is placed on the development or change of cultures and their artistic or narrative expressions over time

  • People, Places and Environment – Students frequently learn the connection between a identity, environment and history by adopting roles in creative drama, analyzing visual and narrative expression or performing stories through the lens of discrete roles

  • Individual Development and Identity – Finer Arts fosters a deep appreciation of how personal experience and emotions produce unique or signature artistic expressions through storytelling and dramatic performance

  • Individuals, Groups and Institutions – Students analyze and interpret ways in which societies limit and free individuals to express themselves in creative and dynamic ways based on values, heritage and history

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