Elements and Principles of Art

Learn about elements and principles of art and join the challenge to create art based off the lessons. Share your work of art with #wfmaartstories.

Elements of Art

Line, shape, form, space, color, value, and texture make up the Elements of Art, the building blocks from which all art is made.

Understanding the Elements of Art can make it easier to appreciate the art you are surrounded by. Stay tuned for a series of posts exploring each element in depth!

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Principles of Design

Understanding Principles of Design can make it easier to understand the compositional decisions artists make. Experts often disagree on just how many Principles of Design there are, but here are some that are commonly agreed upon.

Balance
Rhythm
Proportion and Scale
Unity and Variety
Emphasis and Subordination
Stay tuned for a series of posts exploring each principle in depth!