(EOA) Line, Shape, Form
Elements of Art
Basic visual symbols in the language of Art.
Visual building blocks put together to
create a work of art.
Principles of Design
Rules that govern how artists organize
the elements of art.
A course of Direction; A stroke long in proportion to breadth; Edge of a Shape; An
Endless series of dots.
Straight up and down; Perpendicular
: Side to side; Parallel to horizon
: Slant; Between Vertical and Horizontal; Rising or Falling
Change Direction gradually; Spiral; Circle Tight, Loose; Wiggly
Combination of diagonal lines; Form angles and change direction
Can vary in appearance:
Long or Short
Wide or Thin
Rough or Smooth
Vertical, Horizontal, Diagonal
Degree of Curve:
Gradually, Wavy, Spiral
: Static, Inactive, Dignity, Poise, Stiffness, Formality, Stability
: Static, Inactive, Peace, Quiet, Rest, Stability
: Active, Not at Rest, Pulled one way and then the other, Instability,
tension, excitement, uncomfortable, confusion. Two Diagonals can appear stable (house