Art Vocabulary Word Wall
Infuse literacy into your visual art lessons with a vibrant art vocabulary word wall display. Help meet your building and school district’s literacy goals by incorporating age-appropriate, standards-based art vocabulary in an exciting way. Use them in your student growth objectives and essential questions toincrease recognition and retention of important and useful art words. This will surely impress your admins!
Each paint bucket is dripping glitter paint while displaying up to 8 unique art vocabulary terms. I have chosen a range of art terms from a – z that touch upon various mediums and art techniques, from sculpture and painting to digital arts. I have also taken care to avoid words that might be seen elsewhere in your art room (where possible).
Don’t like the words I’ve chosen? I’ve also included an editable version so you can make your own!
Simply print out one of the three sizes of paint buckets, then cut, and display. You’ll have an art vocabulary word wall in no time at all!
I chose to print my art vocabulary word buckets on large format paper. Basically, this is because the only spot I had available to post them was in the back of the room. My students would have had difficulty seeing the posters that high-up and far back.
Features of this Art Vocabulary Word Wall Poster Set
- Colorful, print-and-go art posters in 3 sizes so students can see them from afar
- Editable posters so you can create your own vocabulary words for art
- 3 Poster sizes so you can print either at home, at school, or at a local or online print shop and customize it
- A – Abstract, analogous, animation, armature, artist, appliqué. architect, assemblage
- B – Background, balance, barren, batik, bisqueware, blend, blotting, brayer
- C – calligraphy, canvas, casting, ceramics, charcoal, coil method, collage, collograph, contour
- D – decoupage, depth, designer, diagonal, digital, drawing, dry brush, dye
- E – easel, egg tempera, embossing, embroidery, emphasis, etching, exhibit, expression
- F – facade, fiber, figure, firing, foreground, focal point, foreshortening, fresco
- G – gel, geometric, gesso, gesture drawing, glassblowing, graphics, greenware, guidelines
- H – hand build, hatching, height, hieroglyph, highlight, high relier, horizon line, hue
- I – illustrator, impasto, implied texture, incise, ink, intensity, intermediate, iridescent
- J – jagged, jamb, jaunting tool, jeweler, jewelry, join, journal, juxtaposition
- K – kente cloth, keystone, kickwheel, kiln, kinetic art, knead, knife painting, knitting
- L – landscape, leather hard, lettering, linseed oil, lintel, lithograph, loom, low-relief
- M – maquette, marbling, masking fluid, media, middle ground, monoprint, mosaic, mural
- N – nave, needle, needlework, negative space, neutral colors, newsprint, nib, nonobjective
- O – oil paint, oil pastel, opaque, optical illusion, organic shape, origami, overlap, overpainting
- P – paintbrush, palette, papier-mache, perspective, photomontage, portrait, pottery, proportion
- Q – quill, quilling, quilt, quadrilateral, quality, quoin
- R – radial balance, realistic, relief sculpture, render, repetition, resin, resist, rough
- S – seascape, self-portrait, sgraffito, shading, silhouette, sketch, stipple, stitchery
- T – tapestry, technique, tempera, tessellation, tint, torchon, transparent, tube
- U- unity, undercut, underglaze, underpainting, untitled
- V – value, vanishing point, varnish, vector, vertical, vessel, viewfinder, visual texture
- W – warp, watercolor, weaving, wedge, weft, wet-on-wet, wheel thrown, woodcut
- X, Y, and Z – x-acto knife, yarn, yellowing, zigzag, zinc white, zoetrope, zoom lens
You Will Receive
- 3 Non-Editable Poster Sets (8.5″x11,” 11″x17,” and 11.7″x16.5″)
- 3 Editable PowerPoint Documents (8.5″x11,” 11″x17,” and 11.7″x16.5″)
- 186 Art Vocabulary Words
I have them hanging from a rope from my ceiling. I used chenille sticks as handles and printed backs by flipping them and colouring over the writing. Looks great. ~ Lynette Z.
These posters are beautiful and useful. They add a nice pop of color to my bare walls as this is my first year in an art room. ~ Shelbi T.
Used this to hang in the classroom so students could begin to use art vocabulary within the classroom. ~ Kim F.