The art of using materials to transform ideas into a real object. A three-dimensional form that is not utilitarian.
Height, width, and depth
An element of art that is three dimensional and encloses volume
Not useful objects
To change shape or form
An element of art. The path of a moving point through space. Has width. texture, direction, color, and length.
An element of art that refers to emptiness. It's the area above, below, around, between, and within an object.
a principle of art concerned with equalizing forces, or elements in a work of art,. Art elements become the visual forces or weights.
a dividing line that works as a point of balance. It may be vertical or horizontal.
when equal, or very similar, elements are placed on opposite sides of a central axis. often the two halves are identical, mirror images of each other.
balance of unlike objects. it relies on artistic arrangement of objects to appear balanced. it is more complex than symmetry.
a large object close to a dominant area can be balanced by a smaller object placed further away from the dominant area.
size and contour
large shapes appear heavier than small shapes. several small shapes can balance a larger one. an object with complex edges appears heavier than one with single edges. a small complex object can balance a large simple object.
high intensity color has more visual weight than low intensity color. our eyes are drawn to bright color. a small area of bright color is able to balance a larger area of a dull, neutral color.
dark colors appear heavier than light colors
rolled form of clay
squeezing clay to create hollow form
liquified clay used to bond clay pieces together
scratching clay to prepare for bonding
tool used for cutting clay
tool used to score clay
tool used to blend and smooth clay
tool used for carving
clay is firm and moist, not soft
element of art that is derived from reflected light
the name of the color in the color spectrum
the brightness or dullness of a hue
element that describes the darkness and brightness of a color
hue + white
hue + black
goes well together, suit each other; hues opposite of each other on the color wheel
colors that sit side by side on color wheel (share a common hue)
yellow, yellow orange, orange, red orange, red, yellow green
green, blue, violet, blue green, blue violet, red violet
3rd level color
composed of three different hues spread equidistant from each other on the color wheel
combination of one hue and (plus) two hues on either side of its component