Elements and Principles of Art (grades 3-5)

Line, shape, color, texture, contrast, balance – in this class, students will learn the basic elements and principles of visual art. We will begin simply, with pencil and paper, to explore line, shape, form, and value. Then we will move into oil pastels and paints, entering the world of color, contrast, emphasis, and unity. This workshop will culminate in artwork that reflects our scaffolded learning of these concepts. Students in this workshop will have the opportunity to show their work at Cherry Street Pier in July!

Special Notes
This is an online class hosted through Zoom. We recommend that you download the free Zoom application on your computer, phone, or tablet in advance of the first class.

Required supplies:

  • Paper

  • Pencil

  • Oil pastels

  • Paint (watercolor or acrylic)