Texture in art can be a tricky thing to define. It can mean how something feels (actual texture) or how something looks like it would feel (implied texture.) Use this free printable about the different types of texture in art to help explain this art basic to your student!
Lines are basic. Lines are easy. Even people that think that they can’t draw are known to say they can only draw stick figures; which are of course lines! Line is an essential element of art and a great place to start with kids, no matter their age, because it is so un-intimidating. Pointing out the element of line, types of lines in art,and uses of line in art is an easy place to start!
Color. It doesn’t get any more basic than that, right? Identifying colors is one of the first things we teach our little ones. Some of the first sight words learned are the color words. Color is a language even the smallest people understand. This free color wheel printable and color theory worksheet is a natural place to start.
The elements of art definitions are, well, pretty basic. Any older elementary student should be familiar with these concepts. Most kids will know these terms even if they don’t formally recognize them as special “elements of art!”