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Re: What ARE the Elements of Art/Design?

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Susan Bennett (sbennett)
Wed, 13 Oct 1999 20:25:47 -0400

I use the same ones. I hadd the principles, I like the Crystal Posters.
-----Original Message-----
From: Rick <rlarson>
To: Sharon Barrett Kennedy <sharonbk>
Cc: Artsednet <>
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 1999 7:09 PM
Subject: Re: What ARE the Elements of Art/Design?

>Hi, I use line, shape, space , form, texture, and color. betsy
>Sharon Barrett Kennedy wrote:
>> Okay, this may sound like a silly question, but is there any one agreed
>> list of the elements of art?
>> "Line" seems to be a given. Same with "texture" and "color."
>> After that, it sort of seems up for grabs--could be "shape," "form,"
>> (from one source)
>> or it could be "shape" and "mass." Other lists contain pieces and parts
>> any of the ones listed so far.
>> Some lists I've seen start with "dot" (even before "line") and then go on
>> include things I consider to be PRINCIPLES of design (such as unity and
>> balance) in with their elements.
>> So--what listing of elements of art do you use in your teaching??
>> Thanks!
>> Sharon