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A form of visual art in which artists apply paints, such as oil, water, and acrylic, onto a surface, such as canvas, paper, wood, or other materials, to create artworks. This process involves the use of brushes, palette knives, or other tools to manipulate the pigments and create various effects, colours, and textures. 


A visual art form in which artists create images, patterns, or representations on a surface using various tools such as pencils, pens, crayons, charcoal and pastel.


A form of visual art which focuses on three-dimensional space, such as sculpture, and relief carvings.


A visual art form that captures images and scenes using a camera. It goes beyond documentation to embrace artistic expression, composition, and creativity. Techniques like lighting, framing, focus, perspective, and post-processing convey unique visions and emotions in the images.

Mixed media

An art technique and creative approach that involves using a combination of various materials and mediums in a single artwork or project. Artists working with mixed media often incorporate elements such as paint, collage, photographs, textiles, and more into their artworks.

Digital media

An art form that utilizes digital technology and computer-based tools to create visual, auditory, or interactive artworks, such as digital painting, animation, video art, and more.


The art of arranging elements like lines, shapes, colors, textures, and space with intention, following principles like balance, proportion, emphasis, contrast, rhythm, and unity. Different types of design use these principles to achieve specific goals, such as:

  • Graphic Design focuses on creating visual communication materials, including logos, and posters to convey messages effectively by using design principles.
  • Architectural Design focuses on planning and creating buildings and spaces, considering both esthetics and practicality.
  • Fashion design focuses on creating clothing and accessories that blend style and functionality while reflecting the designer's personal expression and cultural trends.
  • Interior Design focuses on arranging and decorating interior spaces to optimize both functionality and aesthetics.

Other Media

Focuses on creating artwork through various techniques, including:

  • Printmaking focuses on creating artwork by printing on surfaces like paper, fabric, wood, metal, and more.
  • Decorative Art is a form of art that focuses on creating design and crafting of objects that combine aesthetics with functionality. This field encompasses the creation of objects for interior spaces and interior design, often focusing on enhancing the beauty and utility of everyday items and spaces.