Competency 42 Visual Arts

used to create patterns, shapes, and textures

the emptiness around or within objects

used to create a sense of depth

near or far away


  • the way a surface feels
  • the surface quality of a figure or shape
  • can be rough, smooth, soft, hard
  • can be glossy, physical or visual like an illusion


  • a self-contained, defined area of a 2 or 3 dimensional area creating a form
  • has 2 types: geometric like squares, circles, and triangles; organic like leaves, animals, clouds


  • the darkness or lightness of artwork
  • represents the mood of the artist

  • the texture of the surface
  • the color that appears
  • the shape that emerges

a young child’s most artistic interest includes:

  • repeated use of lines, colors, and other visual elements
  • provides decorative effects


what the eyes notice

the focal point of an artwork

in art, it refers to a way of combining elements of art to produce the look and feel of movement
principles of art

the different ways art can be created such as:

emphasis, blance, rhythm, contrast, movement, and harmony

materials used by artists to produce works of visual art
media for sculpting

  • carving wood or stone
  • constructing
  • models like clay, paper mache
  • casting using plaster or imprints

media for painting
this media uses acrylic, watercolors, oil, and tempera
media for drawing
this media use pencils, charcoal, chalk, pastels, and crayons
a technique artists use to project an illusion of a 3d or 2d surface; it creates a sense of depth

  1. perception
  2. creative expression
  3. historical/cultural heritage
  4. critical evalaution

the 4 main strands for te state curriculum for fine arts and visual arts
integrating art in reading
drawing to represent the main idea of a story
integrating art in writing
adding words to drawing
integrating art in science
adding light color and texture
integrating art in reading
the concept of space, proportion and balance in art
the sensory experience
a child marking by moving a crayon or marker across a surface is concentrating on…
mid to later elementary years
when does a child achieve photographic realism in their art?
plenty of art supplies in the classroom
allow students to express themselves using a variety of art media by ensuring there are…
american painter
Anna Mary “Grandma” Moses is an…
elements of art
the basic components used by artist to produce works of art and includes line, shape, space, value, color and texture is known as the…
strategies for art instruction

  • connection with other subjects
  • critical thinking
  • creativity
  • using technology
  • exhibits to display, motivate, and reinforce
  • individualized instruction with focus on self-pace

are all what type of strategies?

visual art disciplines

  1. art making
  2. art criticism
  3. art history
  4. aesthetics

are known as…

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