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Artistic activities

art

noun

the activity of painting, drawing, or creating sculptures

the arts

noun

activities such as art, music, film, theatre, and dance, considered together

art form

noun

an activity that involves creating or expressing something, such as painting, poetry, or music

arts and crafts

noun

art or objects that are made by hand, for example pottery or needlework

batik

noun

a way of creating designs on cloth using wax and dye

belles-lettres

noun

pieces of writing on art or literature that are considered important for the beautiful or impressive way they are written rather than what they say

brass rubbing

noun

the activity of making a picture by putting a piece of paper over a brass in a church and rubbing something such as a pencil over it

brass rubbing

noun

a picture that someone has made in this way

carving

noun

an object, pattern, or piece of writing made by cutting stone or wood

ceramics

noun

the art or process of making ceramic objects

collage

noun

the art of making collages

coloring

the American spelling of colouring

colouring

noun

the activity of adding colour to a picture using pens, pencils etc

drawing

noun

the activity or skill of making pictures with a pen or pencil

engraving

noun

the process or art of engraving things

execution

noun

the act of creating a work of art

flower arranging

noun

the skill of arranging flowers in an attractive way to use for decoration

graphic design

noun

the art of designing pictures and text for magazines, advertisements etc

ikebana

noun

the Japanese art of arranging flowers in an attractive way according to strict rules

illumination

noun

the old art of painting pictures and patterns in a book or document, or one of these pictures or patterns

illustration

noun

the art of illustrating books

kinetic art

noun

a type of art in which artists produce works that move or have parts that move

life drawing

noun

the activity or skill of drawing people, especially a model in an art class

linocut

noun

the art of cutting a pattern into lino

lit

abbreviation

literature

literature

noun

stories, poems, and plays, especially those that are considered to have value as art and not just entertainment

lithography

noun

a method of printing pictures that uses flat metal or stone surfaces, parts of which are covered with ink

macramé

noun

the activity of knotting long bits of string together to make decorations, or the decorations made in this way

montage

noun

a single picture, piece of music etc, created by combining several different pictures, pieces of music etc

music

noun

the art or activity of writing, performing, or studying music

oil painting

noun

the art of painting pictures with oil paint

opera

noun

opera considered as an art form

origami

noun

the Japanese art of folding pieces of paper to make models

painting

noun

the activity of using paint to create a picture

performance art

noun

a type of art in which an artist gives a performance using different art forms such as acting, dance, and painting

the performing arts

noun

types of art that are performed in front of an audience, such as plays, music, and dance

plastic arts

noun

arts such as sculpture that produce solid objects out of materials such as clay, stone, or wood

portraiture

noun

the art of making portraits of people

pottery

noun

the activity of making pottery

printmaking

noun

the art or process of making prints by pressing paper against a surface that has a raised design covered with ink

saddlery

noun

the art or profession of making saddles and other leather products

screenprinting

noun

a method of printing a picture or design in which ink is forced through a cloth net onto paper

sculpture

noun

the art of making sculptures

silk screen

noun

a method of printing designs on a surface by forcing ink or paint through a thin cloth

song

noun

the art or activity of singing

tanning

noun

making animal skins into leather

taxidermy

noun

the practice of preserving dead animals, birds, or fish by filling their skins with a soft material so that they look as if they are still alive. Someone who practises taxidermy is called a taxidermist.

textiles

noun

the art or industry of making cloth

upholstery

noun

the activity of covering chairs and sofas with cloth or leather to make them attractive and comfortable

visual arts

noun

types of art in which you make something for people to look at, for example painting, drawing, and photography

woodcarving

noun

the process or skill of doing this

bookbinding

noun

the fine arts

activities in which people create beautiful or interesting objects, for example painting and sculpture

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