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6 th Grade Word Wall . Art. The Human expression of creativity. Elements of Design. The tools an artist uses to create a composition Shape, Color, Line, Value, Space, Form, Texture. Color Wheel. A C hart that Shows P rimary , Secondary and Tertiary C olors. Secondary Colors.

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6 th grade word wall



Word Wall

6 th grade word wall


The Human expression of creativity

Elements of design

Elements of Design

The tools an artist uses to create a composition Shape, Color, Line, Value, Space, Form, Texture

Color wheel

Color Wheel

A Chart that Shows Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Colors

Secondary colors

Secondary Colors

Orange, Green,


Primary colors

Primary Colors

Blue, Red, Yellow

Color encode

Color Encode

Process the Brain uses to Convert Information

Optical illusion

Optical Illusion

When an Artist Deliberately Fools the Eye in a Composition



3D Effect

in a Composition



The Amount of Lights and Darks in a Work of Art

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A Mark Made with a Pointed Tool

Geometric shape

Geometric Shape

A shape that is precise and requires a tool like a ruler to draw it perfectly.

Two dimensional

Two Dimensional

Height + Width

Pablo picasso

Pablo Picasso

A Famous Artist that used Geometric Abstract Shapes in his Cubist Paintings

Organic shape

Organic Shape

A Freeform Shape or Shape with no Straight Lines

Henri matisse

Henri Matisse

Used Organic Shapes in his cut out compositions at the end of his life because he could not see as well anymore



Repeated Shape, Lines and Colors



The way a Surface Looks or Feels

Mc escher

MC Escher

An Artist and Mathematician who is Best Known for his Tessellations and Complex Patterns



A complex pattern of shapes that fit together like a puzzle without gaps or overlaps.

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Tessellations A pattern of shapes that fit perfectly together like a puzzle so that there are no gaps or overlaps.

How can one shape create a limitless variations of patterns?

Today you will

Today you will

Learn new vocabulary about tessellations by watching artist Jim McNeill demonstrate 3 methods of creating tessellated patterns.

6 th grade word wall

Translation Method

Translation Method -

Glide to Opposite Side

6 th grade word wall

Reflection Method

Reflection Method -

Glide to Opposite Side and Flip

6 th grade word wall

Rotation Method

Rotation Method –

Rotate around the vertex or common point where shapes meet.

Alexander calder

Alexander Calder

An Artist Best Known for his Moving Sculptures or Mobiles



A Moving Sculpture

Alexander Calder

Asymmetrical b alance

Asymmetrical Balance

Two Sides are Different yet Balanced

Symmetrical balance

Symmetrical Balance

When Something Appears to be the Same on Both Sides

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