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Words of Importance

How to Make Words of Importance Art

Decide upon Three different words that are important to you. Create an art piece with one of the three words (or all three) by using lines, color and patterns that are inspired by the word. The work then can become an art piece on its own. Learn how to make inferences from language and how to visually illustrate words of importance. 

Supplies Needed:

  • Paper or Canvas

  • Paint, Markers, Colored Pencils, Crayons or any medium you
    have or prefer

  • Pencil or Marker

  • Eraser

  • Ruler

Art project materials laid on a table, sharpies, chalk pastels, crayons, markers, pencils, ruler, and paper

Step-by-Step Instructions

We have two different methods for making words of importance artwork. Choose which ever works for you!

                    Words of Importance: Method 1

                    Holiday Modification

                    Words of Importance: Method 2

Words of Importance Art Piece: Method 1

Method 1

Step 1:

Brainstorm a list of words that are important to you. List and sketch images that are linked in correlation to your chosen words. After choosing words or phrases, draw a square on your paper with a pencil and a ruler to separate the square into equal sections. Square can be split however you choose!
 

square drawn on a piece of paper broken into 8 equal triangles

Step 2:

Write in your chosen words or phrases to fit in the individual sections. You can use any size or font, just make sure the lines of the words fit into the shape of the sections so all ends meet the border. 

square drawn on a piece of paper broken into 8 equal triangles with words written in each sction, spread love, notice kindness

Step 3:

Outline drawing and words with marker. Then color with media of choice.
 

square drawn on a piece of paper broken into 8 equal triangles spread love notice kindness in the triangles outlined with sharpie

Step 5:

Add a background using lines, colors, shapes and patterns that are inspired by your words. Then finish coloring your work of art!

square drawn on a piece of paper broken into 8 equal triangles spread love notice kindness in the triangles outlined with sharpie and filled in with various colored markers

Holiday Modification:

Think about things you enjoyed or good things you experienced from the past year. Think about things you would like to happen in the next year. Project positivity into the New Year!

Holiday Mod
a drawing of holiday lights with happy holidays written in them

Words of Importance Art Piece: Method 2

Method 2

Step 1:

Brainstorm a list of words that are important to you. List and sketch images that are linked in correlation to your chosen words. Choose one image that best represents your chosen words and draw it as your focal point.
 

pencil drawing of a hand raised up into a fist

Step 2:

If applicable, draw another image to represent another chosen word. Then add shading and details. 

pencil drawing of a hand raised up into a fist holding a pencil

Step 3:

Think of how to incorporate your chosen words. Create text boxes or banners within the piece.
 

pencil drawing of a hand raised up into a fist holding a pencil with banner ribben around the wrist reading education is empowerment

Step 4:

Outline drawing and words with marker. Then color with media of choice.
 

pencil drawing of a hand raised up into a fist holding a pencil with banner ribben around the wrist reading education is empowerment. colored in with colored pencil and markers

Step 5:

Add a background using lines, colors, shapes and patterns that are inspired by your words.

pencil drawing of a hand raised up into a fist holding a pencil with banner ribben around the wrist reading education is empowerment. colored in with colored pencil and markers. background is a big yellow star emphasizing the hand

Step 6:

Finish coloring your work of art!

pencil drawing of a hand raised up into a fist holding a pencil with banner ribben around the wrist reading education is empowerment. colored in with colored pencil and markers. background is a big yellow star emphasizing the hand and black an red stripes leading behind the hand
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