Art Elements Game: 16 Cards

Game of Concentration: Matching Game

Tap Two Cards. Remember, Find & Select Matching Images.

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Play the Art Elements game of concentration. Tap two cards to find matching images. Learn about artistic elements while playing.

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Play the Art Elements Game while learning about the use of line, texture, color, value, shape, space, contrast, and scale, in art and graphics. Find and tap on matching cards to make your score increase. Select any card to learn about art. Enter a user name and password to save your score.

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Line

The simple line can be used to convey a range of feelings. Horizontal lines provide a sense of stability. Jagged lines can be jarring and cause disruption. Curved lines are restful with a sense of motion.

Color

Color evokes emotion. Often we feel emotion in response to color, based on culture and family background. Blue seems to be universally recognized. Blue is the color of clear skies and clean water.

Texture

Texture provides the impression that an image can be felt with touch. The texture of sand seems grainy. The texture of velvet is soothing.

Space

Visual space between shapes is often overlooked by artists, yet experienced by almost everyone. Space provides opportunities to communicate more with less. Use space to organize objects in a scene, direct the viewer's eye, or reduce clutter.

Shape

Shapes define the outline of objects including geometric shapes such as circle, triangle, or rectangle, and more complex shapes such as the octagon shape of a stop sign.

Value

Value is the level of lightness or darkness in a color. High value contrast between dark and light objects, causes the eye to focus on them. We often overlook objects with low value contrast, because they stand out less.

Color Contrast

Color contrast works the same as value contrast, yet adds an element of emotion. Look at the color wheel to understand color contrast. Contrasting colors are across from each other on the wheel, such as violet and yellow. Color contrast is based on the science of reflected waves of light. When long light waves, meet short light waves, our eyes sometimes jitter in response to the contrast.

Volume

Volume adds the third dimension to shape. Geometric volumes include spheres, squares, and pyramids. Realistic art includes volumes such as shaded landscapes, and portraits.

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