Key Words and Meanings - Year 9 Art
  • Drawing from the Right Hand side of the Brain
    CompositionThe position and placement of lines and shapes within an image. 
    ProportionThe size of lines and shapes in relation to other lines and shapes. 
    Accurate shapeobserving lines within an image to create the correct proportions and composition. 
    ToneThe light and dark areas of an image. 
    ShadingDrawing technique to add tone to an image. 
    Cross-hatchingA shading technique used to build tone by shading in one direction and then a different direction. 
    Negative SpaceThe areas between objects which can be studied to improve observational skills. 
    Mark MakingA variety of ways to create lines, marks on a page using different materials. 
    HatchingLines used to create shading. 
    Light/mid/dark tonesThe different shades seen in a tonal image created by the direction of light. 
  • Portraiture- in the style of chosen artist.
    CompositionComposition- the position and placement of lines and shapes within an image. 
    ProportionThe size of lines and shapes in relation to other lines and shapes. 
    Accurate shapeObserving lines within an image to create the correct proportions and composition. 
    ToneThe light and dark areas of an image. 
    ShadingDrawing technique to add tone to an image. 
    Cross hatchingA shading technique used to build tone by shading in one direction and then a different direction. 
    Negative spaceThe areas between objects which can be studied to improve observational skills. 
    Mark makingA variety of ways to create lines, marks on a page using different materials. 
    HatchingLines used to create shading. 
    Light/mid/dark tonesThe different shades seen in a tonal image created by the direction of light. 
  • Typography
    CompositionThe position and placement of lines and shapes within an image. 
    Mono-printA single, original print. 
    Collograph printA print created through collaged shapes and lines glued to a surface. 
    Block printingA form of printing from block shapes. 
    Line printingA form of printing created from carving into a polystyrene block. 
    Poly block printA print created from a lino block and ink. 
    ConsistencyTo achieve a smooth, even print. 
    ContrastA clear difference between elements e.g. contrasting colours. 
    PressureTo apply stress or force- to create a smooth even print. 
    DesignA plan of your work. 
  • Typography 3D
    CompositionThe position and placement of lines and shapes within an image. 
    Mono-printA single, original print. 
    Collograph printA print created through collaged shapes and lines glued to a surface. 
    Block printingA form of printing from block shapes. 
    Poly block printA form of printing created from carving into a polystyrene block. 
    Lino printingA print created from a lino block and ink 
    ConsistencyTo achieve a smooth, even print. 
    ContrastA clear difference between elements e.g. contrasting colours. 
    DesignA plan of your work. 
  • Clay Skills
    Shape2D outlines e.g. square, circle 
    Form3D shape e.g. sphere, cube 
    PatternA repetitive design. 
    DesignPlan of your work. 
    Character FeaturesDetails which add interest, emotion or character to your design. 
    Ceramic/potteryObject/sculpture made from clay. 
    ScoreClay technique of creating small grooves in the clay. 
    SlipA mixture of water and clay, acts as glue for attaching clay. 
    Score and slipA clay technique used to attach one piece of clay to another. 
    Pinch potA small clay bowl created by pinching the clay - used to hold slip (a mixture of clay and water). 
  • Clay Skills 2
    Shape2D outlines e.g. square, circle 
    Form3D shape e.g. sphere, cube 
    PatternA repetitive design. 
    DesignPlan of your work. 
    Character FeaturesDetails which add interest, emotion or character to your design. 
    Ceramic/potteryObject/sculpture made from clay. 
    ScoreClay technique of creating small grooves in the clay. 
    SlipA mixture of water and clay, acts as glue for attaching clay. 
    Score and slipA clay technique used to attach one piece of clay to another. 
    Pinch potA small clay bowl created by pinching the clay - used to hold slip (a mixture of clay and water). 

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