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Activity: An Introduction to the Principles of Art

The Principles of Art (balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm, and unity/variety) represent how the Elements of Art (line, shape, color, value, form, texture, and space) are used by an artist to create a painting, drawing, or other work of art.

In this NEU To Do for Kids Activity Worksheet, learn more about each of the seven principles and have fun practicing the words in a word search, word scramble and crossword puzzle!

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These activities were created in collaboration with the Neuberger Museum of Art Education Department and Diana Puglisi, Curator of Education, Youth & Adult Programs.