Elements of Art Teacher Resources
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Fifth graders photograph examples of the five elements of art: line, shape, color, pattern, and composition.
Learners discover the three elements of art. In this visual arts lesson, students examine line, shape, and color of works by Torres-Garcia and Picasso. Learners then identify the elements of art in works by other artists.
Students recognize elements of art such as texture, shape line and color. In this elements of art lesson, students create a still life picture with oil pastel or crayons. Students define elements of art vocabulary. Students relate elements of art to various subject areas.
Students explore the elements of art and principles of design in their artwork. In these introductory art lessons, students use computers to demonstrate their knowledge of various elements of art and principles of design. Students sort pieces of art into chronological order.
After identifying the elements of art in their community, students review the elements of art and begin to photograph local artwork in their town. They dicuss artwork they have seen displayed and write a paragraph describing the elements of art in a specific photo
Students explore art at an art museum. In this lesson plan about art, students travel to a museum and explore the art. Students practice drawing, search for certain kinds of art, and learn about reproducing art by someone else. Students will have a better overall understanding of art.
Students explore the basic tools for analyzing images using description, reflection, and formal analysis. In this photography analysis lesson, students analyze a photograph as a class and then in small groups. Students write descriptions for the paragraphs and employ the three methods of visual analysis.
Students apply descriptive language to identify the five elements of art and the basic lines, geometric shapes, and angles in Marie Hull's, Sharecropper. They explain how the elements of a piece of work contribute to the story it tells. This lesson includes a museum trip but it can with a reproduction of the artwork.
Your advanced class will paint a picture of a particular weather condition. In this painting lesson students describe elements of art in pieces of artwork. They analyze the weather and seasons in the artwork. The students use paper, watercolors, and salt to create a piece of art depicting a specific type of weather or season.
Middle schoolers investigate the use of proportion using gesture drawing as the subject matter. They create a painting using the elements of art and principles of design.
Students canvass the important elements of art in the seven lessons of this unit. Story structure and in particular, color is perceived as essential to the development of the idea of a picture.
High schoolers create maquettes of abstract sculptures utilizing the elements of art; line, shape, value, color, space and texture and the principles of design; balance, emphasis, contrast, rhythm and movement, pattern and unity. These art lessons produce fantastic results, and the lesson plan is clearly-written and easy to follow!
Students examine images from newspapers and create their own photos to tell a story. In this photojournalism lesson, students analyze a photograph using the elements and principles of art then create a photographic image that tells a story. Students critically analyze their own photographs using the elements and principles of art and use cropping tools to rethink their original compositions.
Learners examine images from newspapers, the photo cropping process, and create their own photos to tell a story. In this photography analysis instructional activity, students analyze a photograph using the elements of art and analyze their own photographs using the elements and principles of art. Learners create their own photos to tell a story and use cropping tools to alter their photographs.
Third graders learn the basic elements of art and develop an appreciation for art. In this ten-lesson unit, 3rd graders explore how to analyze art objectively, and try their hand at creating original art.
Learners identify the elements of art (line, shape, and texture) in works of art and sort them into categories.
Students review the elements of art by studying a reproduction of a work of art from a museum visit. In this museum art lesson, students explain the difference between looking at a reproduction of a work of art and looking at the original using their museum experience as a foundation of analysis. Students identify the elements of art in a work of art and discuss the various roles of a museum.
Students prepare for a trip to a museum and review the elements of art. In this museum and art lesson plan, students define the difference between looking at a reproduction of art and an original. Students identify the elements of art in and the roles of museum. Students review museum behaviors and research works of art they will see on their trip to a museum.
Young scholars define and use new vocabulary associated with the elements of art. As a class, they brainstorm different ways in which we communicate with one another. In groups, they view different pieces of art from the Native American culture and take a field trip to a museum.
Reflect on the art your class can view at a museum. In this art history lesson, students draw six elements of art. They discuss original art versus reproduction artwork and write about their thoughts of a museum. It would be wonderful if this lesson could be used after a field trip but you could modify the lesson to include good resolution pictures projected onto a wall, and smaller tangible reproductions for the students at their desks.