8th Grade - Notes
The Elements of Art:
Line - Shape - Color - Value - Form - Space - Texture
The Principles of Design:
Balance - Contrast - Emphasis - Pattern - Unity - Movement - Rhythm
50 Natural and Recycled Materials to Repurpose in the Art Room
Baby Food Jars
Old Greeting Cards
Paper Towel Tubes
Toilet Paper Tubes Wrapping Paper Tubes Cereal and Cracker Boxes Newspaper
Old Records and CDs
Old Electronics Magazines
Hardware (nuts, bolts, washers, etc) Takeout Containers
Leaves Twigs Reeds Wood Chips Bark Rocks Pebbles Acorns Shells Sand Feathers Pinecones Seed Pods Seeds Fruit Pits Cotton Empty Nests Gourds Moss FlowersHue: another name for color.
Primary Colors (1st): (red, yellow, blue) three colors used to create all other colors.
Bonus: These colors can not be made by mixing any other colors.
Secondary Colors (2nd): (green, orange, purple) a color that is formed by mixing two primary colors.
Tertiary Colors (3rd): color formed by mixing a primary and a secondary color together.
Pattern: made in art when the same shapes or elements are repeated; decorates surfaces.
Medium: a tool used to make art (markers, paint, paper, clay, etc.)
Portrait: a picture of a person
Self Portrait: a picture of the artist creating the work
Critique: the discussion or evaluation of visual art.
Line – (Element of Art) a point moving in space
Value – (Element of Art) the lightness or darkness of tones or colors
Optical Illusion Art (Op Art) – art that deceives the eye/brainby appearing to be other than it is.
Horizon Line: 1)the viewer's eye line. 2) land meets sky
Vanishing Point: spot on the horizon line where all lines meet/disappear