Elements of Art The basic tools of the artist are known as the elements of art: color, value, line, shape, form, space and texture. The elements are similar to the ABC's of language. Artists use these elements in different ways in their work. Look carefully at paintings and sculpture to identify the elements and analyze how they are used. Learn about individual artists and their methods of emphasizing the elements of art. Practice making art emphasizing the use of the elements of art. You can't make art without 'em!
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Here's a website to learn about the elements, artists use of the elements and some fun games to play with the elements:

Elements of Art Website

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