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Getting To Know Shape & Form In Art

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Shape and form are fundamental concepts in art studies, and this video presents them clearly, with examples, for elementary students. Topics include geometric and organic shapes, negative and positive shapes, shape and form in the everyday world, shape and form in painting and sculpture, and shape as a drawing tool. Part of All About Art Series.

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Runtime: 25 minutes 2 seconds

Color illustration of a red pencil hovering above splotches of green, orange, and gold. Caption. Layering color over color is a way to blend colors.
All About Art
Episode 1
20 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: K - 4
Closeup of abstract painting with angular black lines and swathes of orange, purple, yellow, and green against a beige backdrop. Caption. The diagonal lines in this painting are dynamic.
All About Art
Episode 2
23 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: K - 4
Closeup of an abstract painting with angular forms in red, yellow, blue, and white with black outlines. Caption. Wassily Kandinsky uses the primary colors.
All About Art
Episode 3
23 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: K - 4
3 figures stand around a larger than life stone sculpture of a head next to a hand. Caption. Child as Narrator. Sculptures can be made from many materials.
All About Art
Episode 4
25 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5