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Visual Art Elements

The students at Wayland Elementary and North Jackson Elementary are expected to understand the elements of visual art and the vocabulary related to each element. The more students understand the elements, the greater their ability to perform, create, and interpret or critique the artwork of other artists, cultures, and historical periods.

Elements of Art:

1. Line
Straight
Curved
Zig-Zag
Diagonal
Thick
Thin


2. Shape
Geometric
Organic
2-Dimensional


3. Color
Primary
Secondary
Cool Colors
Warm Colors
Neutral Colors
Complementary Colors


4. Value
Lightness and Darkness of Color

5. Form
3-Dimensional

6. Texture
Implied or Visual Texture (See)
Actual or Physical Texture (Feel)


7. Space
Positive Space
Negative Space
Focal Point
Horizon Line
Background
Foreground