Involvement in the arts
embraces an entire body of knowledge with a distinct vocabulary that
transcends time, age, and ethnicity. Engaging our students in
multiple hands-on art experiences allows them to contribute to
society, celebrate culture, and develop natural talent.
The essential categories in
the visual arts program that are presented to students throughout
district art classes are as follows:
and arranging lines to represent an image
Applying color to surface to create an image
work of art carried out in three dimensions
art of designing and making buildings
draw, trace, carve making a mark on a surface, and creating an
impression of the design with ink.
Collage: A group
of different textures, objects, and materials glued down to create a
Fiber Art: Any
work of art incorporating year, thread, and fabric.
Technology in Art:
Art that is from a variety of disciplines, including video, film,
photography, computer graphics, and multimedia art.
Art History: The
field of study that identifies and classifies art works in a
cultural and chronological context.
The processes and skills involved in viewing, analyzing,
interpreting, and judging works of art.
Line: Line is the
path of moving point. The variations of line are vertical,
horizontal, diagonal, curved, angular, zig zag, bent, straight,
interrupted, thick, thin, parallel, cross-hatched, and spiral.
Value: Value is
the differences in a hue or neutral ranging from the lightest to the
darkest. Example, white to black.
Shape: 2-D area
enclosed by an outline
Form: 3-D object
with height, width, and depth
elements in a composition
to sense of touch
intensity, and value
Principles of Design:
Rhythm or repeating of a pattern
creation of a center of interest
differences between elements of art
Unity: Harmony of
all the visual elements in a composition.
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