Principles of Art



In this lesson students will become familiar with the Principles of Art. This is overview of the Principles of Design used in art and animation. Awareness of these principles will help students understand the images seen in animated art. This vocabulary will also help students communicate their ideas through art.

The class will view several short animations that illustrate the Principles of Art.

These short videos will introduce students to the vocabulary in a visual format. The videos will introduce students to the ways artists communicate and combine the Elements of Art in animated compositions. These short animation examples will open the class for an in-depth discussion about the Principles of Art.

Lesson Time

Introduction to the Principles of Art
1 Class Period

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • Post-Secondary
  • Adult

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