Continue gaining fluency in the language of the Arts with the second installment in our Elements of Art series. Still life paintings of fruit provide the window into artists’ individual style and approach to making shapes.



  1. This series of videos is FANTASTIC! I have always given my High School and Middle School students the Crystal videos on the Elements and Principles and frankly they are boring and the kids cannot relate. The artwork used in these videos is modern, fun, and interesting to the students. There was a lot of "whoa's" and "how cool!" comments from my Middle Schoolers today. PLEASE make a series on the Principles of Design that match this set of videos!

  2. Can you please help me with my work from the video????

    Worksheet: Fill in the blank.

    Name: _____________________

    Date: ____________________

    Period: _______________________

    1. _________________ translated in French means fools the eye.

    2. It is a style of art that make you question what you are seeing is _________________.

    3. _______________ _______ _____________ the artist create that tricks our eyes.

    4. When shapes get this _________ ______________ of ______________ they become forms.

    5. Form is one of the 7 __________________ ____ _______________.

    6. The 7 elements of art is __________, _____________,_________________,

    _______________, ________________, ________________, and


    7. When given form, circle becomes _____________, squares become

    ______________, and triangle becomes _______________ or _______________.

    8. Form takes up space in either a _____________or _______________ way.

    9. In _______________ or _________________, form is implied because it is the illusion of 3 dimensional.

    10. In _________________, form is ________________ because it take up 3 dimensional space.

    11. Visual artists use _________________ and __________________ to create the illusion of 3 dimensional form.

    12. A strong sense of form can created by increasing contrast between

    _________________ and ___________________.

    13. Form can be created by use of _________________.

    14. What are some other ways that an artists can used form?

  3. We have been having fun learning all the elements of art, WHILE we create artwork! I love these vids they go well with my lesson plans. The theme this year is At the Beach, so tomorrow we are drawing a crab while we break it up into simple shapes as we draw.