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  • Art Concepts Glossary
    Adapted from
    “How to Teach Art to Children”
    by Joy Evans and Tanya Skelton
  • complementary colors
    colors that are straight across from each other on the color wheel
  • contrast
    • using light colors next to dark colors
  • cool colors
    • colors that have cool undertones: green, blue, and purple
  • diagonal
    • a slanted line
  • form
    • a three-dimensional object
  • geometric shape
    • a shape that fits into mathematics (circle, square, rectangle, triangle, etc.)
  • horizontal
    • a straight line that runs side to side
  • hue
    • the colors of the color wheel
  • line
    • a basic element of art; the path made by a moving point
  • monochromatic
    • using one color in an image
  • organic shape
    • a shape that comes from nature and does not fit into mathematics
  • Parallel lines
    • two lines that run next to each other and never intersect
  • primary colors
    • colors that cannot be made by mixing other colors: red, yellow, and blue
  • secondary colors
    • colors that are made by mixing two primary colors: orange, green, and purple
  • shade
    • a variety of a particular color with black added
  • shape
    • a basic element of art: an area that is made by a line that touches at the beginning and end
  • tertiary colors
    • colors that are made by mixing one primary and one secondary color. These colors tend to be grayish. The primary color is always listed first: red-orange, yellow-orange, yellow-green, blue-green, blue-violet, red-violet.
  • tint
    • a variety of a particular color with white added
  • value
    • the use of lights and darks in artwork
  • vertical
    • a straight up and down line
  • warm colors
    • colors that have warm undertones: red, orange, and yellow