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Art Elements Activity Task Cards

PDF | 14 pages|Grades: 1 - 6

A set of 28 art activity task cards that explore each of the art elements.

Use these art task cards in conjunction with our Art Elements Poster Pack.

Discuss and talk about one art element, then use these activity task cards to explore that art element in more depth.

Four activities for each of these art elements:

  • Colour
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture
  • Space
  • Form
  • Value

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    Tamar Adler

    what are the file folders used to display the work and where do i get some like that?

    Tamar Adler · Feb 4th, 2020

    Paul (Teach Starter)

    Hi Tamar,

    Thank you for your comment! The folders are just plain, light blue manilla file folders that one can usually get from any stationery store. We dressed them up with some labels from our Tranquil Watercolour Classroom Themepack. https://www.teachstarter.com/au/teaching-resource-pack/tranquil-watercolour-classroom-theme-pack/

    Paul (Teach Starter) · Feb 5th, 2020

    Allen Anderson

    You can use the same idea for Seligman’s 24 Character Strengths and highlight / shade the top 5for the individual (just like eyes have light and shade in them).

    Allen Anderson · Dec 10th, 2019

    Holly (Teach Starter)

    Awesome tip! Thanks Allen.

    Holly (Teach Starter) · Dec 10th, 2019

    Carol-Anne Kempster

    Fantastic resource- this will make for an awesome art activity!

    Carol-Anne Kempster · Dec 5th, 2019

    Holly (Teach Starter)

    Thanks for the lovely feedback, Carol-Anne.

    Holly (Teach Starter) · Dec 10th, 2019

    Anne W

    I love the idea for your displaying students work with the folders making it so easy to have students take their work home later. Thanks

    Anne W · Dec 5th, 2019

    Holly (Teach Starter)

    You’re most welcome, Anne. Thanks for your comment.

    Holly (Teach Starter) · Dec 5th, 2019

    Sheridan Leversha

    I love these cards!! I just wish you had an identical set for the Principles of Design!!

    Sheridan Leversha · Apr 18th, 2019


    Hi Sheridan,

    Thanks for your suggestion. We do have many more visual arts resources coming.

    Please feel free to request a resource here: https://www.teachstarter.com/request-a-resource/

    Requests are voted on by the Teach Starter community. We create the top request each week.

    Please let me know if you have any further questions, I’m more than happy to help.

    Kind regards,

    Kristian · Apr 23rd, 2019

    Resource Updates

    • Changed the dotted cutting line down the middle to ensure borders around task cards were even.

      Change by Holly (Teach Starter) Mar 4th, 2018

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