These lessons will help students develop an understanding of the seven elements of art, learn the vocabulary surrounding each element, and create artworks that successfully use each element.
—An introduction to the element of:
—Vocabulary words and definitions for each.
—Images and examples for each.
—Graphic organizers to help students prepare for the creation of art projects of the teacher’s choosing.
I use these lessons with my photography students, but these handouts can also lead into a drawing, painting, or design project based on the elements.
NATIONAL CORE ARTS STANDARDS: Visual Arts Creating and Presenting
#VA:Cr2.3 Anchor Standard: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
#VA:Pr.4.1 Anchor Standard: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1: Make logical inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.7: Integrate content presented in diverse media and formats.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.2: Write informative/explanatory texts
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.4: Present information, findings, and supporting evidence.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.5: Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown words
Text is written at a high school 9th grade proficient level but could be differentiated to fit other levels.