Introduction: Art

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Most people think of art as a painting, or sculpture, or anything you make. To me, art is a way of doing something that makes it beautiful, or cool. So, i decided to show you guys what exactly art is. This is kind of a mini lesson.

Dictionary Definition- The class of objects subject to aesthetic criteria; works of art collectively, as paintings, sculptures, or drawings: a museum of art; an art collection.


Step 1: The Seven Elements- Line

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The seven elements of art are the seven components that make up what we know as art. Here is the first one.

Line
-Line can represent emotion.
-There are two general types of line. They are stated and not stated. Stated is physically drawn, painted, or made. Unstated is not drawn, but implied.
-There is horizontal, vertical, diagonal, curved, and zig-zag. 
- Horizontal line can represent calmness.
-Vertical line represents strength.
-Diagonal line represents movement.
-Curved line represents gracefulness.
- Zig-zag represents excitement. 

Step 2: Shape

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-Shape is 2D (flat)
-There are two types of shape. They are geometric and free form.
- Geometric shapes are basic. They include squares, triangles, circles, and rectangles.
- Free form shapes are any type of unusual shape that is not basic. These include clouds, flowers, or anything really.  

Step 3: Form

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-Form is 3D
- There are two types of form. They are geometric and free form.
- Yes, form is the same in shape, its just 3D.

Step 4: Space

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-Space is exactly what you think- the amount of matter an object takes up.
-A doughnut is a good example because it takes up both space and implied space.


Step 5: Color

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-I should hope that everyone knows what color is.
- There are many colors.
- Contrasting colors are colors that are straight across from each other on the color wheel. These usually go well with eachother.
- The primary colors are red,yellow, and blue.
-There are warm and cool colors.
-Warm colors include reds, oranges, yellows, and purples.
-Cool colors include blues, greens, and purples. 
- Neutral colors are usually browns.

Step 6: Value

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-Value is the light or dark amount of a color. 
- Lighter colors stand for calm or sad.
-Darker colors stand for excitement, or anger.
- Another word for value is hue.
-Value is usually in black, gray, or white.

Step 7: Texture

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-Texture is what a surface appears to feel like. 
-Texture can be on anything.
- Here is a good example of texture.

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Step 8: Done!

I hope you enjoyed! Now go use what you learned!

Comments

Nitnat0234 (author)2015-12-05

Hi

andersg1 (author)2014-11-17

cool explanations, very enlightning, thanks