Resources 2018-02-23T12:31:06+00:00

Arts Education Resources

Information about new Art learning objectives and standards in Washington state.

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Visual Arts Standards

All NEW Art Standards

WA superintendent of public instruction ARTS info

“A process that guides educators in providing a unified quality arts education for students in Pre-K through high school.”

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National Core Arts Standards

ArtsEd Washington creates enduring system-wide change to ensure that the arts play an integral role in the education of every child in every school. Learning the arts keeps students engaged in school, improves their academic success and ignites the creativity that develops them into leaders in work and in life.”

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Arts Education Washington

“We, as a community, make a collective commitment to Bellinghams’ children. We will empower every child to discover and develop a passion, contribute to their community, and achieve a fulfilling and productive life.”

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Bellingham School District Promise

The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.

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National Endowment for the arts

Provides tools, research and training that help art professionals and regular citizens alike to become advocates for the arts. More information can be found by clicking the link below:

Americans for the Arts

“Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) transforms the way students think and learn. Based in theory and research, our program uses skilled facilitation of visual art discussions to significantly increase student engagement, performance, and enjoyment of learning.”

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Visual Thinking Strategy

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

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Social Emotional Learning

This Implementation Guide presents state leaders, policymakers and/or district and school leaders with assessment tactics and examples to assist in statewide 21st century skills initiatives.

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21st Century Skill Standards

The principles of design describe the ways that artists use the elements of art in a work of art.

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Getty Principals of Design

The visual components of color, form, line, shape, space, texture, and value.

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Elements of Art

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