Grade 4
Art Vocabulary
Symbol An object or color that represents something else
Emphasis The most important part of a picture made by
placement, size, and/or color
Contrast Showing a difference between objects
Contour The outline of an object
Decorative Art Art that is purely for display
Functional Art Art that serves a purpose
Blending A technique used to mix colors, and create value
Technique A way of doing something
Complementary
Colors
Colors that are opposites on the color wheel, and
neutralize when mixed (red/green, blue/orange,
yellow/violet)
Sgraffito
A method of decorating a clay object by scratching
through a layer of one color to expose a different
color underneath.