Key Words and Meanings - Year 7 Art
  • Still Life 1
    Form3D shape e.g. sphere, cube. 
    DesignA plan of your work. 
  • Still Life 2
    Shape2D outlines e.g. circle, square 
    PatternA repetitive design. 
    BrightVivid colours that stand out and attract the viewer. 
    BoldLines and shapes that stand out. 
    DesignPlan of your work. 
    Figure DrawingDrawings of people. 
    Street ArtArt work created illegally on people's property. 
    SimplisticAn image that has minimal detail. 
    AndrogynousA figure that is neither male or female. 
    Poly Block PrintingPrinting technique using polystyrene sheets to create the printing plate. 
  • Still Life 3
    PortraitAn image/drawing/artwork depicting someone else's face. 
    Self-portraitAn image/drawing/artwork depicting your own face. 
    AngleThe position in which something is placed or viewed. 
    ReliefArtwork that has its imagery/pattern/design raised from the background. 
    ProportionThe size and scale of shapes in relation to other shapes. 
    Facial featuresDetails of the face e.g. mouth, eyes, nose. 
    CompositionThe position or placement of elements within a piece of artwork. 
    Colour and emotionThe link between colours and the emotions they portray. 
    MaquetteA small scale version of a sculpture, used to explore shapes and angles before creating the final sculpture. 
    MaskA ceremonial/spiritual or decorative object used to cover or hide the face. 
  • Still Life 4
    PortraitAn image/drawing/artwork depicting someone else's face. 
    Self-portraitAn image/drawing/artwork depicting your own face. 
    AngleThe position in which something is placed or viewed. 
    CubismAn art movement whereby artists used angels, lines and shapes to distort the image. 
    DistortionTo alter and change an image for effect, making it abstract. 
    ProportionThe size and scale of shapes in relation to other shapes. 
    Facial featuresDetails of the face e.g. mouth, eyes, nose. 
    Colour and emotionThe link between colours and the emotions they portray. 
    Contrast and compareTo look at the similarities and differences of different artwork and styles. 
    AbstractA piece of artwork which doesn’t represent anything real or is not a true representation of real things. 
  • Grotesque Gargoyles 1
    Shape2D outlines e.g. circle, square 
    Form3D shape e.g. sphere, cube 
    PatternA repetitive design. 
    BrightVivid colours that stand out and attract the viewer. 
    DesignPlan of your work. 
    Figure DrawingDrawings of people. 
    Street ArtArt work created illegally on people's property. 
    SimplisticAn image that has minimal detail. 
    AndrogynousA figure that is neither male or female. 
    Site-specific-artArtwork that is made specially for a certain area/space 
  • Grotesque Gargoyles 2
    Shadow PuppetMade from paper or card to cast a shadow of a figure or detail in a story. 
    FableA story which portrays a moral. 
    Collaborative artArtwork which is made by teamwork and groups of people rather than an individual. 
    SilhouetteAn outline of an object or figure. 
    ScriptWritten text of a play or show for participants to follow. 
    AccuracyBeing precise with shapes and details within your artwork. 
    Craft KnifeA tool used to cut intricate details from paper or card. 
    SetThe environment in which a show or play occurs. 
    Performance SkillsSkills needed to successfully present a show or play to an audience. 
    Shadow Lighting SkillsSkills needed to achieve the correct amount of lighting for shows. 

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