I thought of this idea today and I just HAD to go with it this year. The students will receive the blank table and go to 7 stations set up with 5 minute introduction activities for each of the 7 elements of art. Each station they will receive a square to put on their chart but won't post them on there until the end of class when their group has to decide what order they go in. In each station, they will receive 1-2 letters and a number to put on their square to help them with the puzzle.
The main thing to remember is not to call it the periodic table or it will give it away to students! The 5 minute stations can vary from worksheets, value studies, watching a youtube video and so on!
I think I will continue to use the idea of the periodic table throughout the year when talking about the elements of art.
(Li= line V=value Co=color S= space F=form Te= texture Ga=shape) There were no other Sh or Sa or Sp on the actual table so Ga will stand for Geometric shApe..kind of a stretch but I wanted the different categories of elements to correlate with the colors so I had to find an element in the "basic metals" category.