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Elements & Principles of Art

September 21, 2017

What is Symmetry in Art- A Classic Project and a Free Printable

“What is symmetry?” is a question you might hear in biology class, art class, or math class.  It’s a concept worth learning about that occurs in so many arenas.  Symmetry, in layman’s terms, is the quality of being made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or arranged around an axis. 

September 18, 2017

Color Theory for Kids- A Free Printable Book

The elements of art are building blocks for learning to make, write, and talk about any kind of art.  Whether you’re an art teacher, a classroom teacher, or a homeschool mama starting off the elements with a little color theory is an easy and fun place to start!  

July 12, 2017

Complete Collection of Elements of Art Resources

Whether you’re teaching your own kiddos at home as a homeschool mom (me) or you’re an art teacher trying to get the message across to a crowd (also me) the elements of art are a good place to start.  They’re basics, building blocks for fun stuff to come.

April 5, 2017

Children’s Books about Art Elements

Children’s literature is my classic, go-to move for introducing new ideas to my kids; be it an art movement or a science concept.  Cuddling on the couch, reading out loud, soaking in the amazing illustrations that are available make it easy to enjoy!  Books about art for children are easy to find and some of the most fun to read!

April 3, 2017

Introduction to the Element of Shape

Here’s the thing about the element of shape… kids draw shapes all the time.  Young children naturally draw in two dimensions.  There are some elements like form and space that can be little more daunting for a student of any age to really understand and illustrate.  But, shapes?  The element of shape can be explored  and enjoyed by even the youngest artist.

March 28, 2017

The Element of Form with Free Printable

Until I got to college I can honestly say my knowledge of the element of form consisted of making little cubes and those clever bubble letters that looked vaguely thee dimensional.  I know for certain I could not have told what really qualified something to be a “form” as opposed to a shape.

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