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Activity: Principles of Art - Emphasis

Chalkboard with green chalk figure standing on head in a crowd of identical white chalk figures
In this NEU To Do for Kids Activity Worksheet, learn about EMPHASIS, one of the seven principles of art. 

Explore how an artist can use color, value, texture, tone, size, placement, and depth to emphasize one or more elements in a painting or drawing. Discover how this emphasis can help direct the viewer’s eye across the work of art to focus in on the primary focal point.

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This worksheet includes a matching activity + word search, word scramble, and crossword puzzle.


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