Mentor Artist for Shape

Shape Activities

Shapes are 2D elements created by joining lines together so they close. We talk about different types of shapes including:

  • Geometric shapes (squares, circles, stars, etc) vs organic / free form shapes (more irregular/uneven (e.g. a puddle, cloud, animal, etc)
  • Positive shapes (usually the subject matter within the artwork) vs negative shapes (the shapes in the background when you cut out the positive shape – the negative shape is essentially “space”)
  • Simple shapes vs complex shapes