Additive - Art where you add on 3-D elements.
Asymmetry - A composition where there are not the same things on both sides.
Atmospheric Light - When objects in the distance are faint, blurred, and bluish in color.
Background - The objects in the back of an image.
Back stitch - sewing one stitch backward on the front side and two stitches forward on the reverse side to form a solid line
Balance and Rhythm - The way in which objects are arranged in art, either Symmetrical or asymmetrical.
Composition - Arrangement of lines, shapes, colors, etc. in an art piece
Embroidery - Making decorative stitches with a needle.
Foreground - The objects in front of an image.
Form and Function - Form is the look of an object and function is how it works.
Icon - A sign or symbol to represent an idea.
Imagination - Ideas used for art that come from one's brain - not observation.
Media - Art materials.
Middle ground - The objects in the middle of an image.
Negative Space - The space around the main shape of an image
Ornament - Decoration often added to architecture and other designs.
Overlap - Something that is laid on top of another thing.
Pattern - A design that repeats
Perspective - Objects in the distance seem small while closer ones are larger.
Process - A task done step by step - a series of actions that come to eventual end.
Positive Space - The main shape of an image.
Proportion, Scale - The size of one thing in relation to another
Rhythm - Shapes that suggest patterns and movements much like music.
Scoring - Pressing straight and curved lines into paper to make them more easily bendable
Silhouette - The outlined shape of an object.
Stylized - The unique style in which a particular type of art is made.
Symmetry - A composition where there are the same things on both sides
Subtractive - Art where you take away 3-D elements.
Technique - The way in which a particular kind of art is made.
Texture - The way something feels
Three-Dimensional - Something with multiple sides and dimensions.
Two-Dimensional - Something that is flat.
Volume - Something with weight and mass.
Contour Drawing - An outline drawing, including interior lines.
Gesture Drawing- A quick and loose type of drawing often of a figure.
Cropping - When an images is cuts off the side of a composition.
Diagonal - Lines that are at a slant.
Horizontal - Lines that run from left to right.
Intersecting - Lines that cross each other
Line Quality - Various types of lines such as thick, thin, dark and light
Observation - Drawing involving careful examination.
Parallel - Lines that run side by side each other - they do not intersect.
Shading (also Gradation, Tone, Value) - Dark to light variations of any given color
Sketch - A quick and loose drawing with erratic and scratchy lines.
Straight and Curved Lines - The two main types of lines - in drawing as it is in writing.
Vertical - Lines that run from up to down.
Analogous - Colors next to each other on the color wheel
Color Palette - A set of colors used in artwork.
Color Wheel - A round chart showing color relationships
Cool Colors - Blue, Green and Purple
Complimentary Colors - Colors opposite each other on the color wheel: Red and Green, Blue and orange, Yellow and Purple
Hue - Another word for color.
Hot Colors - Red, Orange, Yellow and Purple
Monochrome - One color and its many shades.
Neutral colors - Black, White, Browns
Painting Palette - A surface used to mix paint
Primary Colors - Red, Blue, Yellow - from which all other Colors are made
Secondary Colors - Green, Orange, Purple
Shade - Some artists (like Mexican muralists) use black for shading
Shading Colors - Artists mainly use blue and purple
Tertiary Colors - Colors in between Primary and Secondary colors
Tint - White
Abstract - Non-representational art, of non-recognizable objects, made up of simply lines, shapes and colors.
Art Collective - A group of artists that make art collaboratively.
Assemblage - Artwork composed of a combination of 3-D materials put together in one art piece.
Collage - Artwork involving cutting, tearing and pasting.
Conceptual Art – Art based n an idea or art about art making itself.
Functional Art - Art that can also be used for everyday activities.
Installation - Art that transforms a physical space such as a room.
Kinetic Art - Art that involves movement.
Landscape - An image of the environment - of a place.
Mixed Media - Artwork involving a combination of materials.
Painting - Artwork involving paint.
Portrait - An image of a person.
Printmaking - Artwork that involves making multiples of one image.
Representational - Art that is meant to look like a recognizable person, place or object.
Sculpture - Art that can be seen from all sides and takes up space.
Still Life - An image of inanimate objects.