The Artist’s Toolkit is a good place for students to learn about visual elements and principles used in art. The toolkit provides students with animated explanations of each design element and principle. After viewing an animated explanation students can test their skills in recognizing design elements in some short, self-paced activities.
In addition to the animated explanations, The Artist’s Toolkit has a small encyclopedia of design elements and principles. The encyclopedia does not have animations. Rather it just has pictures with captions.
Applications for Education
The animated explanations found in The Artist’s Toolkit aren’t replacements for good classroom instruction, but they’re not bad as a review or supplementary resource for students.
H/T to Howie DiBlasi for sharing this on Twitter a few weeks back.