8 Principles of Design Worksheets, Activities, Posters for Middle or High School Art



Do you need an engaging 8 principles of design activity to complete with your middle school art or high school art students? This principles of design activity and worksheet pack covers the nine principles of design in eight handouts with accompanying art posters. These Print & Go elements of art and principles of design worksheets will be the perfect addition to your classroom.

These principles of design activity sheets are a great way for students to reference the design elements of art as they learn to use the elements and principles of art to construct successful works of art. Designed for upper elementary art, middle school art, or high school art students, each handout includes information on the front and activities on the back. Plus, there are posters included to display in your classroom when you are teaching the basic design principles.

A front and back handout is included for each of the following 8 principles of design:







⭐️Repetition and Pattern


The back of each of these elements of art and principles of design worksheets is full of activities for your students to complete to help reinforce the information covered on the front. They make the perfect addition to any art education and classroom.

❤️You will LOVE the versatility of these worksheets and the user-friendly design! They can be printed, copied, and filled out by hand; or it can be opened on a tablet and filled in using a stylus.

Elements of art and principles of design worksheets versions…




✅Black and white

✅Principles of design poster

These principles of design posters and worksheets can be used in a variety of different ways. Try using them as early finishers, to accompany projects, as a review of the principles of design, or as posters to decorate your classroom. Alternatively, you can use this worksheet pack for substitute days or to test your students’ understanding of the basic principles of design.

Check out the preview for a closer look at these middle school art and high school art worksheets! 

What are teachers saying about these elements of art and principles of design worksheets?

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This was soooo helpful. It really anchors what we are doing with the actual art process and products we are making in class. Will definitely continue using this!” – Kim C.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Hands down, one of the best investments. I have used this for almost every grade level. Excellent for my HS EC students.  Always recommend this to other art teachers.” – Rebecca A.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “So clear and easy to use.  Explains everything beautifully. Looking forward to using these with my grade 5s this year!” – Secrets of STEAM

Do you love this worksheet pack? 

  • Check out my hand-drawn elements of design worksheet pack here.

Want to cover the different elements of art in another class? 

  • Use a different set of elements of art worksheets. Try out this set of you are looking for digital products! There are visual examples and info on the front and activities on the back.

Looking for even more handouts for substitute days and early finishers?

  • Check out my shading worksheet pack here and my zentangle worksheet here.