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CATS Outcomes

 

PATHWAY NAME: CATS
Creative Arts Technology School
Montebello High School
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MUSD GRADUATE PROFILE:
(1) Critical Thinkers
(2) Communicators
(3) Collaborators
(4) Creators

 PATHWAY MISSION: Preparing students to be the creative artists of tomorrow by offering rigorous A-G coursework & creative technology media training in preparation for a variety of college and career opportunities.

PATHWAY ATTRIBUTES: What should CATS students know and be able to do upon graduation?
(1) Effective Communicators   (2) Creative Artists   (3) Technologically Literate   (4) Career/Industry Minded   (5) Conceptual Designers

 

  9TH GRADE 10TH GRADE 11TH GRADE 12TH GRADE
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Develop beginning skills in basic animation and computer graphics technology, including introduction to computer lab, equipment, procedures, and software. (A3,4) (GP1)

Develop beginning skills in the manipulation of digital imagery by using industry-based software (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator). (A2,3) (GP4)

 Develop observational drawing skills by practicing drawing techniques during in-class sketches. (A2,5) (GP4)

Refine beginning skills in the manipulation of digital imagery by using industry-based software (e.g. Photoshop). (A2,3) (GP4)

Refine observational drawing skills by practicing drawing techniques during in-class sketches. (A2,5) (GP4)

Refine and develop advanced skills in the manipulation of digital imagery by using industry-based software (e.g. Photoshop).  (A2,3) (GP4)

 Refine and develop advanced observational drawing skills by practicing drawing techniques during in-class sketches. (A2,5) (GP4)

 Present a universal concept in a multimedia work of art that demonstrates knowledge of technology skills. (A2,5) (GP1,4)

Refine advanced skills in the manipulation of digital imagery by using industry-based software (e.g. Photoshop). (A2,3) (GP4)

Refine advanced observational drawing skills by practicing drawing techniques during in-class sketches. (A2,5) (GP4)
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Identify similarities and differences in the purpose of art created in selected cultures by creating original historically influenced design period pieces. (A2,5) (GP1)

Develop observational drawing skills by practicing drawing techniques during in-class sketches. (A2,5) (GP4)

Investigate and report on the essential features of modern or emerging technologies being used in the entertainment industry that affect or will affect visual artists and the definition of the visual arts. (A1,3,4) (GP1,2)

Investigate and discuss universal concepts expressed in works of art from diverse cultures. (A1,2,5) (GP1)

Create an original work of art that begins to demonstrate a personal style and a beginning proficiency in communicating universal concepts. (A1,2) (GP1,2,4)

Compare and contrast the ways in which different media (television, newspapers, magazines) cover the same art exhibition. (A1,2) (GP1)

 Articulate the process and rationale for refining and reworking one of their own works of art. (A1,2) (GP1,4)

Analyze and articulate how society influences the interpretation and message of a work of art. (A1,2) (GP1,2)

Use advanced and emerging technologies to create a variety of visual media and design art productions. (A2,3) (GP4)

 

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Develop beginning skills in the manipulation of digital imagery by using industry-based software (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator). (A2,3) (GP4)

Develop observational drawing skills by practicing drawing techniques during in-class sketches. (A2,5) (GP4)

Describe the process from conception to finished product, the relationship involving the artists, and the process that is used to produce animation and to capture the interest of the viewer by creating a progressive timeline.(A1) (GP2)

Analyze the material used by a given artist and describe (orally or in writing) how its use influences the meaning of the work (A1) (GP1,2)

Demonstrate an understanding of the various skills of an artist, art critic, art historian, art collector, art gallery owner, and philosopher of art (aesthetician) through researching art related careers. (A2,4) (GP1)

Analyze and discuss complex ideas, such as distortion, color theory, arbitrary color, scale, expressive, and real versus virtual in works of art. (A1,5) (GP1,2)

Critique and analyze the works of a well-known artist as to the media selected and the effect of that selection on the artist’s style. (A1,2) (GP1)

Plan and create works of art that reflect complex ideas, such as distortion, color theory, arbitrary color, scale, expressive content, and real versus virtual. (A2,5) (GP1,4)

Demonstrate, in oral or written form, mastery of the conventions of art criticism in writing and speaking about works of art. (A1,2) (GP2)

Develop written criteria for the selection of a body of work from their portfolios that represents significant achievements.(A1,2,5) (GP1,2)

Use models, simulations, and other tests to determine optimal designs solutions from a variety of options and demonstrate these design solutions in original works of art. (A2,3,5) (GP1,4)

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Research and analyze the work of an artist and write about the artist’s distinctive style and its contribution to the meaning of the work. (A1,2) (GP1)

 Identify and describe the role and influence of new technologies on contemporary works of art by creating a piece of modern media. (A2,3) (GP2)

 Create and select original pieces of art and animation to display in an art exhibition & host an art exhibition for parents. (A2,4,5) (GP4)

Solve a visual arts problem that involves the effective use of the elements of art and the principles of design. (A2,5) (GP1)

 Demonstrate an understanding of the various skills of an artist, art critic, art historian, art collector, art gallery owner, and philosopher of art (aesthetician) through researching art related careers. (A2,4) (GP1)

Formulate and support a position regarding the aesthetic value of a specific work of art and change or defend that position after considering the views of others. (A1) (GP1,2)

Critique and analyze the works of a well-known artist as to the media selected and the effect of that selection on the artist’s style. (A1,2) (GP1)

Create a work of art using innovative visual metaphors.(A1,2,5) (GP1,4)

Develop written criteria for the selection of a body of work from their portfolios that represents significant achievements.(A1,2,5) (GP1,2)

Prepare Portfolios of original works of art for a variety of purposes (e.g., postsecondary application, exhibition, job application, and personal collection). (A2,4,5) (GP4)