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Mr. Garza's Art 1 Final Part I: Introduction and Part V: Color Theory


One dimensional, between two points, has length


A two dimensional area, has length and width


A three dimensional object, has height, width and depth


The lightness or darkness of a surface area


The way a surface feels or looks as if it feels


The outline which forms the boundary of a shape; it defines the edge

Positive SHape

The object in a composition

Negativ Space

The area around an object in a composition


The organization of a line, shape and value in art work paying attention to positive and negative shapes


The portion of a composition that stands out because of placement, size, contrast, distortion or action


The arrangement of the design elements that lead our eye around in a composition

Primary Colors

A color that cannot be created by mixing any other colors and that produce all of the other colors except black. (RED, YELLOW, AND BLUE)

Secondary Colors

A color created by combining two of the three primary colors. (ORANGE, GREEN AND VIOLET)

Tertiary Colors

Colors made by mixing a primary color and a neighboring secondary color from the color wheel

Analogous Colors

Colors that are closely related or adjacent (touch) on the color wheel

Complementary Colors

Colors directly opposite each other on the color wheel, such as red/green, blue/orange, etc.


A light value of a color, made by adding white to the original color


A dark value of a color, made by adding black to the original color.

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