Action: an event or movement

Background: area in a work of art that appears in the distance

Brushstrokes: the markings made by using a paintbrush and paint

Character: the people or animals in a story

Collage: art made from different materials like paper and fabric

Habitat: the place or environment where an animal lives

Illustration: images or pictures used to make something clear. For example, book illustrations help readers understand what is going on in a written story.

Inspiration: something that motivates or influences an artist to make a work of art

Painting with paper: Megan Coyle’s collage technique where she cuts magazine strips and glues them down in such a way that they look like the brushstrokes in a painting

Paper collage: collages that are made with paper materials, such as paper bags, wrapping paper, or magazine pages

Plot: the series of events that make up a story

Setting: a location or place

Technique: the way an artist puts together a work of art. This can refer to the type of brushstrokes used for a painting or the way the pieces of paper are cut and glued down for a collage.