6th Grade Art Vocabulary Art Elements -The basic components of visual communication. They include line, space shape form, texture ,value and color. Line-Is an element of art which refers to the continuous mark made on some surface by a moving point. Shape-I an enclosed space defined by other elements of art. Color-Is an element of art with three properties Hue, Intensity and Value. Texture-Refers to the surface quality or feel of an object. Space-Refers to the distance or area between, around, above or within things. Value-describes the lightness or darkness of a color. Analysis-The critical examination of works using elements of art and principles of design. Art Criticism-Skill of studying, understanding and judging a work of art. Background- Parts of an work that appears to lie behind images or shapes. Ceramics-Functional and non-functional art forms made of clay and fired to provide permanency. Primary hues- Red, yellow, blue, hues that cannot be produced by mixture of other hues but are used to mix all other colors. Secondary hues-Orange, green, violet- achieved by mixing two primary. Intermediate hues- Colors achieved by mixing a secondary and an adjacent primary. Color Wheel-Primary, secondary and intermediate colors as they appear on a circular or hexagonal chart. Negative Space-The area around images in a two or three-dimensional form which defines those objects. Positive Space- The primary images in a work of art as opposed to the background or unoccupied space. Sculpture- A three-dimensional form made by carving, modeling, casting or constructing with various materials. Two-Dimensional- Having length and width. Appreciation-Recognition of the inherent values of art forms resulting from historical, cultural and aesthetic issues.