California State Visual Art Standards

The visual arts standards are designed with the Common Core standards in mind to create independent thinkers who are lifelong learners. The Art Docent Program meets California VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts) standards by allowing students to have the opportunity to imagine, refine and complete a variety of artworks (creating), to share their work (performing), to reflect on the process (responding), and to connect the experience to other contexts or meaning or knowledge (connecting). As a result, one art docent lesson can address many standards at the same time. In a single class, students can learn by solving problems, showing their ideas, thinking critically about them and relating to other ideas, experiences, context and meanings.


The current CDE VAPA standards can be found at: https://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/vapacontentstds.asp . A PDF copy of the Visual Arts standards can be downloaded locally.