• Ohio Visual Arts Standards 5th Grade



    Personal Choice and Vision: Students construct and solve problems of personal relevance and interest when expressing themselves through visual art.

    Critical and Creative Thinking: Students combine and apply artistic and reasoning skills to imagine, create, realize and refine artworks in conventional and innovative ways.

    Authentic Application and Collaboration: Students work individually and in groups to focus ideas and create artworks that address genuine local and global community needs.

    Literacy: As consumers, critics and creators, students evaluate and understand artworks and other texts produced in the media forms of the day.


    The student will at the appropriate developmental level:

    A. Examine a range of artistic works to gain insight into the historical and cultural traditions of local and global communities.

    B. Identify and apply universal themes and processes to communicate meanings, moods and visual effects in personal and collaborative artworks.

    C. Demonstrate technical skill, craftsmanship and reasoning abilities in solving visual art problems using appropriate tools, media and technologies.

    D. Express personal responses to artistic works giving reasons for their interpretations and preferences.

    E. Provide and use feedback to improve and refine their artworks.




    1PE Understand that the context of an art object has an effect on how that object is perceived.

    2PE Identify and communicate how historical and cultural contexts influence ideas that inform artists.

    3PE Investigate the role of cultural objects in our everyday environment.

    4PE Compare and contrast how form and style are influenced by social, environmental and political views in artworks.

    5PE Focus attention on selected artworks to identify and pose questions about aesthetic qualities (e.g., sensory, organizational, emotional) in the works.

    6PE Select and access contemporary digital tools media arts to investigate ideas and inform artmaking.




    1PR Integrate observational and technical skills to strengthen artmaking.

    2PR Use digital tools to explore ideas, create and refine works of art during the artmaking process.

    3PR Experiment with various ideas and visual art media to solve a problem that addresses a contemporary social issue.

    4PR Select and use the elements and principles of art and design to communicate understanding of an interdisciplinary concept.

    5PR During collaborative artmaking experiences, demonstrate respect and support for peer ideas and creativity.




     1RE Apply reasoning skills to analyze and interpret the meaning in artworks.

    2RE Describe how personal experiences can influence artistic preferences.

    3RE Explain the reasons and value of documenting and preserving works of art and art objects in some cultures.

    4RE Communicate how personal artistic decisions are influenced by social, environmental and political views.

    5RE Express what was learned and the challenges that remain when assessing their artworks.

    6RE Use criteria to assess works of art individually and collaboratively.