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            HANDS ON WORKSHOP

ALIGNMENT with NATIONAL STANDARDS for VISUAL ARTS

ZCAF’s Hands' On Workshop (HOW)
STUDENTS Age 13-18    COURSE DESCRIPTION
YOUNG ADULTS ages 18-24  
COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Both feature curriculum that is Innovative, comprehensive, and culturally sensitive to the needs of inner city youth that is appropriate for a variety of learners, including: ESL, Special Needs, and At-Risk populations.

Endorsed by Mr. Nathan Diamond, Director of the Arts/ Teaching and Learning, DCPS;
Endorsed by the
DC Dept. of Employment Services, Office of Youth Programs
Endorsed by Ms. Thomasin Franken, DCPS Out-of-School-Time-Programs (OSTP)  
Endorsed by
Administrative Team at Columbia Heights Educational Campus (CHEC)
Aligned with the DCPS Visual Arts Curriculum and the DCPS Visual Arts Standards
Aligned with the legislation known as The National Standards for Visual Arts Education

The National Standards for Visual Arts Education were first adapted by Congress in the early 1990s. The six Content Standards relate to what is being learned.

 

 

 The Six National Content Standards for Visual Arts Education

Standard 1: Understand and apply media, techniques, and processes to art making and design
Standard 2: Use and gain knowledge of structures and functions
Standard 3: Choose and evaluate a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas
Standard 4: Understand the visual arts in relation to history and cultures
Standard 5: Reflect upon & assess the characteristics & merits of their work & work of others
Standard 6: Make connections between other academic subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering,
and Mathematics (STEM), music, history, social studies, English, etc
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To learn more about these standards, please visit: http://www.nationalartsstandards.org/ 

The eleven “Core Standards” relate to the four-part structure of the creative process,  as understood by art educators: Creating, Presenting/Producing, Responding, and Connecting. 

ZCAF’s Hands' On Workshop (HOW) Program features an innovative, comprehensive, culturally sensitive curriculum, reviewed and endorsed by Mr. Nathan Diamond, Director of the Arts Curriculum/Office of Teaching and Learning, for District of Columbia Public Schools.

ZCAF’s curriculum has been aligned with the legislation known as The National Standards for Visual Arts Education (below), which Congress adapted in the early 1990s. The six “Content Standards” relate to what is being learned. The eleven “Core Standards” relate to the four-part structure of the creative process,  as understood by art educators: Creating, Presenting/Producing, Responding, and Connecting. These National Art Education Standards are the recognized benchmarks for arts education for all citizens, and are appropriate benchmarks for any arts program, public or private, nationwidE.

These National Art Education Standards are the recognized benchmarks for arts education for all citizens, and are appropriate benchmarks for any arts program, public or private, nationwide. 

To learn more about both of these sets of Visual Arts Standards, please visit:http://www.nationalartsstandards.org/ 

 


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