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DESCRIPTION OF THE ELEMENTS OF ART
Lines can be diagonal, vertical or horizontal, and vary in thickness. These lines can bend into curved lines or break into various angles.
Lines create the outline of shapes. Some shapes are given a name, such as rectangle or circle, while others are called organic.
Color is what the eye sees, and it's likely the most exciting element for kids. Colors can be made from the three primary colors: red, yellow, and blue.
Value is the lightness or darkness of a color. White is the lightest value; black is the darkest. Value scales are often created to see the full range of one color.
Texture is a surface area that can be seen or touched, and our world has a variety. It can be smooth or rough, hard or soft, and everything in between.
Form is a 3-dimensional object. It's measured by its length, width, and depth. Clay is often a common medium used to represent form.
Space is the area between and around objects; space around objects is usually referred to as negative space, or blank space.