The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills in art outline the essentials for building knowledge and developing skills. The TEKS organize art education into four strands:
Perception- the development and organization of ideas from the environment through increased visual awareness and sensitivity to surrondings, memory and imagination.
Creative Expression/Performance- the expression of thoughts and ideas through original artworks.
Historical and Cultural Heritage- the analysis of art history and styles as records of human achievement that foster respect for the traditions and contributions of various contemporary and past cultures.
Response/Evaluation- the analysis of personal artworks and the artworks of others that contributes to the development of lifelong skills of making informed judgements and evaluations in art and other areas of daily life.
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