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Elements and Principles of Art

Elements and Principles of Art

Author: Nayeli Hernandez

Analyze Art Elements and Principles of Design

1.4 Analyze and describe how the elements of art and the principles of design contribute to the expressive qualities of their own works of art.

Grade Seven

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Objective: Students will learn the key components of elements and principles of art to define their artwork. 

Elements of Art is the visual components.

  • Color
  •  Line
  • Form
  • Shape
  •  Space 
  • Texture 
  • Value.

Color has a strong effect on our emotions. There is light, tone, pattern, form, symbol, movement, harmony, contrast, and mood.

Line is defined by a point moving in space.

  • 2 Dimensional
  • 3 Dimensional
  • Implied
  • Abstract
  • Descriptive

Shape is two dimensional, flat, and restricted to height and width.

Texture is the surface of an artwork.

  • Roughness
  • Smoothness

Form is the shape and the space.

  • Abstract
  • Refers to sculptures
  • 3D design
  • 2D design

Space is the positive and negative areas in the sense of depth in the artwork. 

Value is the lightness and darkness of colors. 

  • White is the lightest value
  • Black is the darkest

Elements of Art "BIG QUESTION" Response

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