What is Art??

What does art mean to you?

Art is many things to many peoples, but mainly art....

ENHANCES OUR LIVES,

it RECORDS HISTORY,

it COMMUNICATES EMOTION


Art (Webster's Definition): creativeness, skill, or a specific skill and its application

Visual Arts includes...

Drawing: graphite, charcoal, pastel, pen & ink
Painting: watercolor, acrylic, oil
Sculpture: clay, stone, found sculpture/assemblage
Printmaking: woodcut, relief, intaglio, serigraphy
, linoleum

2D vs 3D ART

2-dimensional art has... length and width, like a drawing or painting

3-dimensional art has... length, width, and depth, like a piece of pottery or a sculpture

Are these 2D or 3D?

Performance Arts are... performed for an audience

  • Drama
  • Singing
  • Dancing
  • Playing of Instruments

Commercial Arts... make money in industry

  • Graphic Arts
  • Cartooning
  • Game/Web Design

Would you say that the majority of artists in America are painters?

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And so much more! Art is found in every aspect of our lives. Take a minute and think about your clothes, your car, your furniture, your video games….