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The Elements and Principles of Art

We are going to focus on 5 Elements of Art and 5 Principles of Art. Artists use these when they are creating and talking about art.

Elements of Art

  1. Line
  2. Color
    • Primary Colors
    • Secondary Colors
    • Colors Families
    • Complementary Colors
  3. Shape
    • Organic
    • Geometric
  4. Texture
  5. Value

Principles of Art

Where elements are placed in proximety to each other.
How elements are used to create a focal point in the artwork.
⦿ Proportion
The size relationship between elements used.
The use of contrasting elements next to each other.
The repetition and placement of the element(s) to create visual movement.

We will practice the Elements and Principles of Art in these projects this semester.