Building Foundation Vocabulary in Visual Arts

As all educators are aware, our school year starts well before the students return. Some teachers we know start mapping out lesson plans in July. While we, personally, may wait a bit longer, we do start thinking about where to begin and how to keep it fresh. This year we were inspired by a handful of new teachers in our school district and their need for room decor. The Elements of Art are sensory components used to create and talk about works of art: line, color, shape, form, texture, value, space. These are the building blocks of art. So how exactly does room decor and foundation lesson planning connect? Well, it’s all about basic art vocabulary, the Elements of Art and Principles of