Art books for kids space the elements of art

Elements of Art Books on Space and Value for Kids

Space and value are two of the elements of art. Artist use these tools in various ways in their art.

We love finding art books for kids or children’s books that either demonstrate the elements of art. Some books inspire through the illustrations, stories or both! 

Art books for kids using value and space

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Elements of Art: Space and Value

Space is an element we can use to allow the eye to rest in an area of an artwork that is positive or negative.

Shape can also be demonstrated with a the shape of a heart cut out of a piece of paper. The heart is the positive space and the hole left behind is the negative space. Both pieces can be used in artwork.

Silhouettes added to a piece of art can create a high contrast to color or white areas and give your eyes a place to rest in the painting! Dr. Seuss used silhouettes in his Oh the Places You’ll Go book, but instead of black, he used color! 

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blue dog book


We’ve added some of our favorite children’s books that best demonstrate space and value! We’ve linked them to Amazon so you can read the publisher’s description and customer reviews. *affiliate links

duck book

Value is the lightness and darkness of a color. It can be achieve with tint and shade, pressure, closeness and thickness of lines and by diluting a pigment!

Pen and ink illustrations are some of our favorite children’s books! They inspire us to get out the paper and pens to create our own pieces of art!

Alexander and the Horrible no Good Very Bad Day

Andrew book

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Art books on the Elements of Art

Discover how we love combining 2 of our favorites to teach Art using the Bible and Bible using Art. This post is filled with how creativity is a God given gift we all have and can use to glorify Him in many ways. 

Some of these books we recommend in our Heart of You, Young at HeART and our new HeART History online Art courses you can find in our ReMEMBERers!

We would love for you to join us for Art and Bible courses along with lessons, resources, printables and worksheets to remind you that you are special to God. Use your creative God given gifts to glorify Him. 

Let us know what creative books you enjoy too!

art books for kids on value and space
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Art Books to Inspire Creativity- Space and Value