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Visual Arts Elements, Subject Matter, and Composition Posters

Free | 4 pages (PDF)|Grades: 2 - 6

A set of four posters examining visual arts elements, subject matter, and compositions in art class.

Posters include:

Subject Matter

  • people
  • emotions
  • other living things
  • objects
  • places and spaces
  • events.

Visual Art Elements

  • line
  • tone
  • color
  • texture
  • shape
  • form
  • space.

Compositions and Design in Visual Arts

Two-dimensional artwork forms:

  • drawing
  • painting
  • glass painting
  • printmaking
  • marbling
  • photography.

Three-dimensional artwork forms:

  • sculpture
  • mask making
  • puppets
  • collage
  • papier-mâché
  • cards
  • ceramics
  • silk painting
  • digital forms.
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The principles of design would be an asset to these posters.

Carmen Jones · Apr 19th, 2017

Resource Updates

  • Removed 'Pattern' as it is not a visual art element. Refreshed design elements.

    Fix by Kristian Feb 15th, 2018

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