Arts Education: Visual Arts Elements
Washington's Learning Standards for Visual Arts outline the following seven foundational visual arts elements: color, form, line, shape, space, texture, and value. These elements are the building blocks for arts learning and creating, and the starting point from which our Arts Educators engage students to produce, respond, and connect.
These artworks in Washington's State Art Collection depict and reinforce different characteristics of each visual arts element, while also representing a diverse variety of media.
(Originally published in September 2017 for National Arts in Education Week.)