Elements and Principles of Art Worksheets for Middle/High School Art -110+ Pages

Elements and Principles of Art Worksheets for Middle/High School Art -110+ Pages

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Mini-Lessons and Informational Sheets that take students through the Elements of Art and Principles of Design. Students complete activities to demonstrate their knowledge. Worksheets can be used as sub lessons, enrichment to your art lessons, or as mini-lessons on their own. An essential for any art classroom. See individual packets for a detailed video showing what's inside each packet!

Elements of Art worksheets included:

LINE (9 Sheets)

INFORMATION SHEETS

Definition of Line and Line Types

  • Geometric, Organic, Variety, Movement, Texture

Repetition and Lines

  • Examples of 9 Repeating Line Designs

Lines in Drawing

  • Examples of Contour, Blind Contour, Cross Contour and Continuous Line

Emotion of Line

  • Examples of 4 emotion of line designs

ACTIVITY SHEETS

  • Geometric, Organic and Variety Design worksheet
  • Repeating line design activity (9 designs)
  • Re-create your favorite line design worksheet
  • Drawing Lines Worksheet
  • Contour, Blind Contour, Cross Contour and Continuous Line
  • Emotion of Line Designs (4 designs)

 

SHAPE (14 Worksheets)

INFORMATION SHEETS

  • Shapes - Geometric and Organic
  • Henri Matisse Analysis Key
  • Tangram definition and Examples
  • Final Tangram Artwork Example

WORKSHEETS

  • Create your own Geometric and Organic Design
  • Identify Geometric and Organic Shapes in Matisse’s “Beasts of the Sea” Collage
  • Create your own shape collage based on a vacation/favorite place memory
  • Tangram for printing
  • Create tangram creatures/designs (3 practice sheets)
  • Final tangram design sheet

 

COLOR (11 Worksheets)

INFORMATION SHEETS

  • Color Wheel
  • Color Theory with Color Scheme Examples
  • Tints, Shades and Intensity Examples

WORKSHEET ACTIVITIES

  • Fill in the color wheel
  • Color scheme scales
  • Tints, shades and intensity scales
  • Color scheme designs
  • Create your own design and color scheme
  • Emotion of color
  • Color scheme design student example
  • Emotion of color digital example

 

VALUE (11 Worksheets)

INFORMATION SHEETS

  • Definition of Value, examples of shading techniques and artist examples

ACTIVITY SHEETS:

  • Introduction to Drawing Tools
  • Value Scales (blending, stippling, hatching/cross-hatching) & Shading Sphere Worksheet
  • Shade by Number Pear
  • Shade Apple
  • Blending/Stippling/Hatching Practice
  • Blending value with shadow examples - 3 Forms
  • Stippling value - 3 Forms
  • Hatching/Cross-Hatching value - 3 Forms
  • Abstract Value Composition

EXAMPLE SHEETS:

  • Abstract Value Composition

 

TEXTURE (10 worksheets)

INFORMATION SHEET

  • Definition of Texture, examples of drawn textures and artist examples

ACTIVITY SHEETS:

  • Re-create 6 textures from info sheet and 3 student choice textures
  • Applying texture to form examples and students apply textures to spheres and cubes.
  • Replicate textures
  • Replicate large water drop
  • Name actual and draw implied texture worksheet
  • Rubbing and drawing of rubbing worksheet
  • Close up Animal Eye worksheet

EXAMPLE SHEETS:

  • Rubbing/Drawing Example
  • Two Animal Eye Examples

 

SPACE (15 Handouts)

INFORMATION SHEETS

  • Definition of Space in Art with Positive/Negative and Illusion of Space Examples
  • 6 Ways to Create Depth Example Sheet
  • 6 Compositional Rules Example Sheet
  • Negative Space Example

ACTIVITY SHEETS:

  • Negative Space Drawings
  • Negative Space Enlargement Drawing
  • Create a Notan Activity Sheets (no paper needed!)
  • Space Analysis of a Cezanne Painting Worksheet and Key
  • One-Point Perspective Boxes Activity Sheet
  • Create a Composition Activity Sheet and Key

 

FORM

INFORMATION SHEETS

  • Definition of Form with how to create form through shading, contour line and sculpture.

ACTIVITY SHEETS:

  • Shade a sphere, cube and pyramid using shading and then contour line
  • Shade three additional shapes using shading and contour line
  • Vase activity - Use contour lines on vase and shading on background shapes
  • Drawing activity - Use an object in the room to draw and shade to create form

EXAMPLE SHEETS:

  • Vase Activity
  • Drawing Activity

 

Principles of Design Worksheets Included:

RHYTHM:

Principle of Rhythm information sheet

Creating three types of Rhythm: Regular, Flowing and Progressive worksheet

Creating rhythm through Zentangle pattern sheet 1

Creating rhythm through Zentangle pattern sheet 2

Creating rhythm through Zentangle patterns sheet 3

 

PATTERN:

Principle of Pattern information worksheet

Principle of pattern worksheet for students to complete

(Create pattern through line, shape, color and a combination of elements)

Grid pattern worksheet with 2x2, 3x3 and 4x4 grids and a grayscale example pattern

Grid pattern worksheet with 2x2, 3x3 and 4x4 grids and a color example pattern

Students re-create their favorite pattern onto final grid paper.

Printable grid sheet

 

UNITY:

Principle of Unity information worksheet and short answer

Discussion sheet based on poster examples

Principle of unity poster examples, fill in the blank worksheet

Student unity design worksheet

(Create unity through color, shape, size/proximity, combination of color and shape)

Students re-create their favorite designs using collage.

 

BALANCE:

Principle of Balance information worksheet with examples and definitions

Principle of balance poster examples, fill in the blank worksheet

Student balance design worksheet

Mandala worksheet with starter shapes

Blank mandala worksheet

 

MOVEMENT:

Principle of Movement information worksheet with examples and definitions

Principle of movement line design worksheet

Op Art worksheet with structure

Op Art worksheet with basic structure

Make a mobile link and example sheet

 

CONTRAST/VARIETY

Principles of Contrast/Variety information worksheet with examples and definitions

Creating contrast/variety through value, color, shape and line worksheet

Creating emphasis through contrast

Creating contrast through color, Kandinsky worksheet

 

RHYTHM:

Principle of Rhythm information sheet

Creating three types of Rhythm: Regular, Flowing and Progressive worksheet

Creating rhythm through Zentangle pattern sheet 1

Creating rhythm through Zentangle pattern sheet 2

Creating rhythm through Zentangle patterns sheet 3

 

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