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Visual Arts Elements, Subject Matter and Composition Posters

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A set of four posters examining visual arts elements, subject matter and composition.

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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  • Carmen Jones

    The principles of design would be an asset to these posters.

    Comment by Carmen Jones on April 19, 2017 at 5:09 pm

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Resource Updates

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

    Fix by Kristian 15th Feb, 2018

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