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Mankato Studio Art

Elements and Principles

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Forms are three-dimensional. They have height, width, and thickness. Four common forms are: Cylinder, cubes, spheres, and cones.
The art element that refers to the sense of touch is: Texture
This element has three properties: Hue, intensity, and value. Color
This element refers to a continuous mark made on a surface. Line
A flat figure created when actual or implied lines surround a space- can be geometric or organic. Shape
he empty or open area between, around, above, below, and within objects. Space
This creates visual weight in an image. Balance
A type of balance in which both sides of a composition are balanced yet different. Asymmetrical
Formal balance, where visual weight is identical on both sides of a composition, is also called: Symmetrical
The relation of one object to another in size, amount, number, or degree (scale). Proportion
This is obtained by using similar colors and shapes; all parts of a design are working together as a team. Unity
A way of combining visual elements to produce a sense of action or implied motion. Movement
A visual tempo or beat- often described as alternating, regular, flowing, progressive or jazzy. Rhythm
A large difference between two things: for example, rough and smooth or white and black. Contrast
An element of art that refers to the lightness or darkness of a color. Value
The use of different line, shapes, textures, colors, and other elements of design to create interest in a work of art. Variety
Points of interest that pull the viewer’s eye to the important parts of the work. Emphasis
What are the three primary colors? Red, Yellow, Blue
What is the definition of a primary color? Colors that cannot be mixed.
What are the three secondary colors? Green, Violet, Orange
How does one get a secondary color? Mix two primary colors.
Name three tertiary colors. Red-Violet, Red-Orange, Blue-Green, Blue-Violet, Yellow-Green, Yellow-Orange
Define complementary color schemes. A. Colors that sit directly opposite each other on the color wheel.
Name a set of complementary colors: Red + Green, Blue + Orange, Yellow + Violet
What do complementary colors do for a piece of work? A. Provide high tension and contrast.
List an analogous color scheme: Any three colors that are next to each other on the color wheel.
Define an analogous color scheme: C. Colors that sit directly beside each other on the color wheel.
Red, Orange, and Yellow tend to advance in visual space. They are known as: Warm Colors
Violet, Blue, and Green recede in space and are known as: Cool Colors
The name of a color as it appears on the color wheel. (Red, Orange, Yellow Hue
Hue plus white (or water) is known as: Tint
Hue plus black is known as: Shade
The theory of organizing colors is called: Color Theory
What are the four neutral colors? Black, White, Gray, Brown
The complement of red is: Green
The complement of orange is: Blue
The complement of violet is: Yellow
An example of a split-complementary scheme is red with: Blue-Green and Yellow-Green
This refers to a painting done in shades and tints of one color: Monochromatic
An example of a triadic color scheme is: Red, Yellow, and Blue Orange, Green, Violet
Created by: ghanso1