Art 1 Midterm Study Guide

The midterm exam consists of two parts. Part 1 is multiple choice, Part 2 is written.
Part 1) Know the following terminology

7 Elements of Art
Color- (warm, cool, light, dark, intense, dull) Value – (lightness/darkness) Texture – (looks rough, smooth, shiny, silky, sharp, soft…) Form – (appears 3-D because of light/shadow) Line – (straight, curved, thick, thin, contour, implied) Shape – (geometric, organic, simple, complex) Space – (can be empty, full, crowded, negative, positive…)

7 Principles of Design
Balance- (an even distribution of “visual” weight, can be symmetrical (exactly the same on each side) or asymmetrical (slightly different on each side). Contrast – (when two opposing art elements are placed directly next to, or close to one another) Emphasis – (when one art element is made to stand out more than the others) Movement – (suggests a clear visual pathway, or visual motion) Pattern – (a reappearing art element that is consistent in size, orientation, and shape) Repetition– (a reappearing art element that differs in size, orientation, or shape) Unity – (when two elements are balanced or brought together to become equally noticeable or unified as one).

Various Art Terms
line quality value composition primary, secondary, tertiary colors complimentary color intensity schema analogous color thumbnail sketch tone scale tint shade

Aesthetic Categories – 3 ways to categorize an artwork Expressive - An artwork is expressive when there is visual evidence that the artist is trying to show an
emotion, mood, or concept.

Perceptual – An artwork is perceptual when there is visual evidence that the artist is trying to make
the artwork look real by observing the subject from life.

Formal An artwork is formal when there is visual evidence that the artist wanted the artwork look
abstract or unreal. In this case, the artist is most interested in the design of the artwork.

How will part 2 of the Art 1 mid-term exam be graded?

CRITERIA Use of appropriate art vocabulary Ideas are supported with specific visual examples

4 - In-depth
In-depth use of appropriate art vocabulary In-depth support of ideas by identifying specific examples from the work and referring to past knowledge. In-depth development of ideas, stated in complete sentences and presented in a coherent paragraph form

3 – Clear
Clear use of appropriate art vocabulary Clear support of ideas by identifying specific examples from the work

2 - Minimal
Minimal use of appropriate art vocabulary Minimal support of ideas using specific examples from the work

1 - Lack
Does not use appropriate art vocabulary Does not support ideas using specific examples from the work

0-No response
No response

No response

Ideas are developed in complete sentences and with complete thoughts.

Clear development of ideas, stated in complete sentences and presented in a coherent paragraph form

Minimal development of ideas, stated in sentences and presented in paragraph form

No development of ideas, stated in incomplete sentences and not presented in paragraph form

No response

Note: The highest scores will go to students who can use art vocabulary in an in-depth way, support all of their ideas and responses with visual evidence they find in the work, and respond to each section using complete sentences, with complete thoughts.

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