Elements 7 Elements Line Shape Color Value Texture Form Space
Line Can be considered in two ways - the linear marks made with a pen or brush or the edge created when two shapes meet.
A self contained, defined area of geometric or organic form. A positive shape in a painting automatically creates a negative shape. Shape
The way light reflects off a surface. Used to draw the attention to a particular part of the image. Primary colors, secondary colors, and tertiary colors. Cool Colors purples, greens, and blues. Warm Colors reds, yellows, and oranges. Complementary Colors colors that are opposite to each other on the color wheel. used to create contrast. Analogous colors colors that are found side by side on the color wheel. These can be used to create color harmony Monochromatic colors are tints and shades of one color Color
value The use of light and dark, shade and highlight, in an artwork. Value is directly related to contrast. Value is the darkness and lightness of an object depending on how the light is shown.
form Form may be created by the forming of two or more shapes or as three-dimensional shape (cube, pyramid, sphere, etc). May be enhanced by tone, texture and colour. Considered three-dimensional showing height, width and depth. Examples of these are sculpture, theatre play, figurines.
texture The feeling or visual effect created by repetition and variation of form, colors, value, or patterns of line. There are two types of texture: Optical (visual) texture, and texture which can be physically (tactile).
space The area provided for a particular purpose Space includes the background, foreground and middle ground. Refers to the distances or areas around, between or within components of a piece. There are two types of space: Positive The shape representing the subject matter. Negative The space around and between the subject matter.
Choose 2 of the Elements, and illustrate them with mixed medias. Medias to choose from: Pencil Colored Pencil Marker Pastel You will be graded on your understanding of the elements, how you communicated them, and your creativity. Ex: Don’t just draw a box and tell me its shape. Assignment
ART.II.VA.HS.1 Create artworks that use organizational principles and functions to solve specific visual arts problems. Glce & works cited DhananSekharEdathara, “Clouds” February 22, 2011 via flickr, Creative Commons Attribution. Dan Zen, “Balls Too” February 22, 2011 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution. Capture Queen, “Color Your Life” February 22, 2011 Creative Commons Attribution. AviaVenefica, “Giant Lightbulb” February 22, 2011 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution. SudhamshuHebbar, “Three Sculptures” February 22, 2011 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution. Aaron Smith, “Texture” February 22, 2011 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution. U.S. Army, “The Ghost” February 22, 2011 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution.