The Arts Word Wall

  • Hold drum facing away from you                                                           
  • Bouncing hands
  • Timing should be correct at all times 
  • Keep your eyes and ears open
  • Follow the rhythm and beat
  • Look around the classroom
  • Sound hole should always be open
  • Listen to everyone's ideas in the classroom
  • Have different ideas for the rhythm and beat
  • Always use both hands while drumming
  • Use thims and thoms
  • Always have crossed legs while drumming


  • Project your voice
  • Stand tall
  • Use highs and lows for singing
  • Use different tempos
  • Different sounds
  • Try new songs to sing!
  • Don't sit while singing
  • Sing loud and clear
  • Share your ideas with the class 


Visual Arts
Abstract = Abstraction is the distortion and modification of an existing piece/design to create a unique work of art.
Complimentary = Colors which are located at opposite sides of a color wheel.
Content = The "purpose" or "message" of the piece.
Cool-colours = Colors that induce a 'cold' feeling and/or contain a large amount of blue.
Drawing = Use of pencil, crayons, markers, pastels, ect. to create an image.
Expressionistic = Use a different colors, shapes, and symbols to create a 'feel' or 'emotion' to the art.
Focal Point =  An area in the piece of work where a figure is expressed and drawn as if it where if more importance.
Grisaille = Art colored entirely in monochrome.
Hue = Color of an object or what it seems as or is complimented by.
Modeling = Three-dimensional art (usually hands-on).
Negative Space = The area without images which is occupied by nothing. Sometimes called the 'background'.
Neutral-colours = Colors that are neither warm nor cool.
Organic = Shapes and figures based on nature or living things.
Pastel = A type of drawing utensil consisting of chalk.
Perspective = A technique that shows distance and the dimensions of objects (e.g. a piece that shows a street view, the houses gradually get smaller and smaller the further it supposedly is)
Positive Space = The area which are images, figures, shapes, etc.
Representational Art = Art that shows what the artist thinks something unknown/unseen to mankind would look like yet would still be recognized by viewers. (e.g. a picture of an alien)
Shade = The darkness/dark value of a color.
Tint = The lightness/light value of a color.
Tone = The darkness or lightness of a color, A.K.A 'value'.
Warm-colours = Colors that induce a 'hot' feeling or contain a lot of red or yellow.
Painting Strokes
Smooth Stroke: A straight line vertically, horizontally and diagonally.
Flowing Stroke: A wavy and curvy line.
Starving Stroke: Using the brush until it completely runs out of paint.
Rolling Stroke: The artist rolls the brush across the canvas.
Parallel Stroke:  Lines side by side pointing the same direction.
Glazing: A layer of paint applied to a layer of dried paint.
Wet-on-Wet: This is similar to G='glazing' except layers are applied on wet paint surfaces.
Scumbling: This is also similar to 'glazing', except the artist allows a portion of the lower layer to show.
Elements of Design