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Tag

A tag is a word given to an image or a piece of information. On the internet, a tag helps describe an item and allows it to be found again by browsing or searching. On For Kids web pages, you can tag works of art wherever you see ADD A TAG.

Tango

The tango is a dance from Argentina, performed by partners or couples, usually in a large space called a ballroom.

Tarpaulin

Tarpaulin

 

A waterproof material used to protect things from getting wet.

Technique

A particular way or skill used to do something.

Tempera

A type of paint that consists of dry color or pigment, a binder, (such as egg yolk, casein, or gum), and water. Tempera was the most commonly used medium for painting until the introduction of oil paint.

Textile

A textile is a flexible material or object created from fibers such as thread or yarn. For example, fabric or cloth is a textile.

Texture

The look, feel, or pattern on the surface of things.

The Netherlands

A country in North-west Europe. The Netherlands is often called Holland. More info

Three-dimensional (3D)

Something that is three-dimensional (or 3D) sticks out into space, like a box, and has height, width, and depth.

Tokyo

The capital city of Japan.

Tone

In art, tone, tint, or shade is the quality of a color that makes it slightly different from another color. For example, different tones, tints, or shades of blue. There are also different tones or quality of sound for notes in music.

Torso

The trunk of the human body. The neck, head, arms, and legs extend from the trunk or torso.

Traditional

The usual way of doing something. A tradition is a custom, practice, or belief that has been passed down from generation to generation.

Trapezoid

A slanted shape that has four sides, but only two of its opposite sides are the same length.

Trapezoid

A shape that has four sides, but only two of its opposite sides are the same length.

Two-dimensional (2D)

Something that is two-dimensional (or 2D) is flat, like a piece of paper, and has more height and width than depth.