The Elements Of Art

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 Photo credit: The Lost Sock Art Teacher (Tabby Anny)

I apologize for the blurry thumbnails, but you should be able to find clearer images by following the links. It will be easier to read the smaller writing with the clearer images.

I like this anchor chart for teaching students about the elements of art which are the basic building blocks required to make art. Compare it to the alphabet which is used to make up everything from simple words to masterpieces of literature. The alphabet of art includes: line, shape, form, texture, space, color, and value. These can be used to make everything from simple doodles to masterpieces of art.

Here is a poem to help students review the elements of art. However, I would like the third line to be moved up to number two to avoid confusion, with students thinking that only line, shape, and color are elements of art.

Photo credit: AwesomeArtists.com

Here are some anchor charts for each of the individual elements. You can download pdfs of any of these anchor charts by clicking this link for AwesomeArtists.com. From there, go to ABCs of Art – Posters, and click on the poster that you want.

 Photo credit: M.C. Gillis

The different types of lines featured here are: long, short, straight, curved, horizontal, vertical, diagonal, perpendicular, parallel, zig-zag, broken, dotted, thick, thin, varied, tapered, wavy, & spiral.

 

Photo credit: M.C. Gillis

Photo credit: M.C. Gillis

Photo credit: M.C. Gillis

Photo credit: M.C. Gillis

Photo credit: M.C. Gillis

 

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