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A medium refers to the materials that are used to create a work of art. The plural of medium is media.

Some of the most common media are oil


paints (paints that use oil to hold pigments together), tempera (pigments held together with egg yolk), marble (soft, white stone), and bronze (a
metal used to cast sculptures)
An art medium (or artistic media), is a material form used by an artist, composer or designer to create a work of art. Art mediums which are predominantly
used are in the study andprofessional fields of design, publishing and the entertainment industry.
SCULPTOR- The materials used in sculpture are diverse, changing throughout history. The classic materials, with outstanding durability, are
metal, especiallybronze, stone and pottery, with wood, bone and antler less durable but cheaper options. Precious materials such as gold, silver, jade,
and ivory are often used for small luxury works, and sometimes in larger ones, as in chryselephantine statues. More common and less expensive
materials were used for sculpture for wider consumption, including hardwoods (such as oak, box/boxwood, and lime/linden); terracotta and other ceramics,
wax (a very common material for models for casting, and receiving the impressions of cylinder seals and engraved gems), and cast metals such
as pewter and zinc(spelter). But a vast number of other materials have been used as part of sculptures, in ethnographic and ancient works as much
as modern ones.
In painting, "media" refers to both the type of paint used and the base (or ground) to which it is applied. A paint's medium refers to what carries
a paint's pigments (colors), and is also called a "vehicle", "base" or binder. A painter can mix a medium with solvents, pigments, and other
substances in order to make paint, and control consistency.
Traditional paint media[edit]
Acrylic paint
Blacklight paint
Encaustic paint
Fresco
Gesso
Glaze
Gouache
Ink
Latex paint
Magna paint
Oil paint
Primer
Stencil
Ink wash (sumi-e)
Tempera or poster paint
Vinyl paint (toxic/poisonous)
Vitreous enamel
Watercolor
Supports for painting[edit]
Architectural structures
Canvas
Ceramics
Cloth
Glass
Human body (typically for tattoos)
Metal
Paper
Paperboard
Vellum
Wall
Wood
Traditional tools and methods[edit]
Action painting
Aerosol paint
Airbrush
Batik
Brush
Cloth
Paint roller or paint pad
Palette knife
Sponge
Stick
Mural techniques[edit]
Muralists use many of the same media as panel painters, but due to the scale of their works, use different techniques. Some such techniques
include:
Aerosol paint
Digital painting
Fresco
Image projector

Mosaic
Pounce art
In the art of printmaking, "media" tends to refer to the technique used to create a
print. Common media include:

Aquatint
Computer printing
Dye-sublimation printer
Inkjet printer (sometimes called gicle printing)
Laser printer
Solid ink printer
Thermal printer
Embossing
Engraving
Etching
Intaglio (printmaking)
Letterpress (literature)
Linocut
Lithography
Mezzotint
Moku hanga
Monotype
Offset printing
Photographic printing
Planographic printing
Printing press
Relief printing
Linocut
Metalcut
Relief etching
Wood engraving
Woodcut
Screen-printing
Woodblock printing

Architecture

In the art and science of architecture,


the design and construction of buildings and interiors, infrastructure and other physical
structures are created. It can involve multiple disciplines
of brickwork, carpentry, engineering, stonemasonry and many other skills.

Cement, concrete and mortar


Cob
Glass
Metal
Stone, brick
Wood
Sound
The art of sound can be singular or a combination of speech or objects and
crafted instruments, to create sounds, rhythms and music for a range of
sonic hearing purposes.
Performing arts
The performing arts is a form of entertainment that is created by the artist's
own body, face and presence as a medium. There are many skills
and genres of performance, dance, theatre andre-enactment being examples. Performance
art is a performance that may not present a conventional formal linear narrative.
Painting
(these dont necessarily have to be done on canvas-explore other surfaces)
Oil
Acrylic
Watercolor
Gouache
Tempera
Fresco painting
Murals

Drawing
(these dont necessarily have to be done on paper-explore other surfaces)
Charcoal
Graphite
Pencil
Conte crayons
Pen and Ink
India Ink (with brush)
Chalk
Chalk pastels
Oil pastels
Color pencils
Markers

Printing
Screen-printing
Mono-printing
Block printing
Etching
Lithography
Spraypaint
Airbrush

Sculpture
Pottery
Ceramics
Terracotta
Wood carving
Balsa wood
Found objects
Assemblage
Installation art
Earth Art
Jewelry
Mosaics
Polymer clay
Paper
Plaster
PVC piping
Resin
Glass

Stained glass
Blown glass

Metal

Silver
Nickel
Copper
Wires
Aluminum foil
Bronze

Fiberglass
Wax
Stone
Soap
Marble
Concrete
Gelatine
Styrofoam
Relief sculpture
Ready-mades

Textiles
weaving
macram
fashion design
batik
marbeling
stamping

Photography/Film/ Technology
Black and white
Digital
Photoshop
Graphic design
Video art
Animation
Clay animation
Stop motion photography

Other
Mixed media
Collage
Paper cutting
scrimshaw
fimo
gold leafing
glues
transparencies

Architecture is the art and science of designing buildings. A wider definition includes all
design of the built environment, urban planning, urban design, and landscape architecture.