Overview for Artistic media: Two-dimensional art

This learning pathway explores traditional and non-traditional mediums associated with two-dimensional artworks. Topics are:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Collage



Upon successful completion of this learning pathway, you should be able to:

  • Identify and describe specific characteristics of two-dimensional mediums artists use.
  • Explain and demonstrate how collage has a significant role in the development of modern art.
  • Explain how the advance of technology is reflected in the art historical record.
  • Describe how cultural styles are influenced through the use of different artistic mediums.

Two-dimensional media includes those that are delivered to a flat surface, with only height and width for their measurement and are grouped into general categories. Let’s look at each group to understand their particular qualities and how artists use them.