Elements Of Art
The elements of art are the visual tools that the artist uses to create a composition. A commonly used list of the main elements include form, shape, line, color, value, space, and texture. Resource: Wikipedia – Elements of Art
Principles of Design
The principles of art represent how the artist uses the elements of art to create an effect and to help convey the artist’s intent. A commonly used list of the principles of art and design are balance (symmetrical, asymmetrical, and radial), emphasis, contrast, pattern, unity, harmony, variety, movement, rhythm, repetition, and proportion/scale. The use of these principles can help determine whether a painting is successful, and whether or not the painting is finished.
Color Theory/Color Wheel
Learn about the color wheel; primary, secondary, and tertiary colors; hues, saturation, and values; shades, tints, and tones; temperature; and color schemes (monochromatic, complimentary, analogous, triadic, split complimentary, rectangle/tetradic, and square).