Art Concepts Glossary

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Art Concepts Glossary

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

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