Unit 1: Elements of Art

The elements of art are the basic building blocks of art. Explore each element to learn how to use it to enhance your work.

Elements of Art Slideshows

Exercises and Projects

Line

  • Create a Google Arts and Culture gallery that exemplifies Line
  • Create a Zentangle
  • Study how to create basic patterns using line

Shape

  • Create a Google Arts and Culture gallery that exemplifies Shape
  • Create a drawing using only Geometric Shapes
  • Create a drawing using only Organic shapes

Form

  • Create a Google Arts and Culture gallery that exemplifies Shape
  • Find organic forms in your world
  • Find geometric forms in your world
  • Transform shapes into forms through value
  • Create a sphere that showcases a variety of values

Value

Texture

  • Create a Google Arts and Culture gallery that exemplifies Shape
  • Take 5 photographs of texture in your world
  • Create 10 textures using a single piece of paper

Space / Depth

  • Create a Google Arts and Culture gallery that exemplifies Space and Depth
  • Create a drawing that exemplifies using foreground, middleground, and background
  • Create a postive/negative space design using construction paper

Color

  • Create a Google Arts and Culture gallery that exemplifies the psychology of colors
  • Create a Google Arts and Culture gallery that exemplifies different color schemes
  • Explore the psychology of color
  • Mix colors digitally to create a color wheel
  • Mix paint to create a color wheel
  • Create Tints, Shades, and Neutrals using paint
  • Create a found object color wheel and play I Spy Bingo