Art Elements PDF

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This unit explores the elements such as line, shape, form, and color that artists use when creating.  For ages 6 to 18.


Art Elements is the third unit in the Layers of Learning Art Beginnings course. In this unit, you will do hands-on activities that teach about the elements that artists think about when creating art. It contains sections on:

  • Line
  • Shape
  • Form
  • Color
  • Value
  • Space
  • Texture

It contains activities where you will:

  • Fill a printable with many different kinds of lines that give different feelings to art
  • Make big art with lines on a sidewalk
  • Learn and practice outlines versus contour lines
  • Practice making implied lines with a painting of ships
  • Learn about geometric versus organic shapes
  • Make a shape collage like Matisse
  • Learn to draw implied forms
  • Paint the color wheel
  • Paint complimentary color trees
  • And so much more!

Each Layers of Learning Arts unit includes library lists of books, a family read-aloud suggestion, hands-on activities, printables and paper crafts, sidebars for extra learning, and tools to help you assess student’s progress and mastery.



This unit was written to be used for a month, but contains plenty of content for many more weeks of learning if you choose. This is a pick-and-choose curriculum, meant to be cycled back to in the future when your child is older. As such it intentionally includes far more material than you can possibly cover in a month.

Art Elements is also part of the overall Art Beginnings course, the first Year of the four year Layers of Learning Arts cycle. If you use the program in order it will take you though the art in chronological order tracking with the Layers of Learning History units. However, each unit stands alone and can be used independently of any other unit.

Printable Pack

This unit comes with a downloadable Printable Pack that includes all the student worksheets. The printables can be copied as many times as needed for your family or class.

This is the Printable Pack cover. You can download the Printable Pack from your receipt or from your account at Layers of Learning.


Extra Resources

This unit comes with extra weblinks and a YouTube video playlist on the Art Beginnings Resources page.


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2 reviews for Art Elements PDF

  1. Tami

    I’m very excited to start this unit! So many good and fun things to do!

  2. katemichelle07

    The kids learned so much about what comprises art, what different parts of art are. We have a lot of doctors appointments and it’s really enriched our conversations sitting in offices and walking around

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