Resources for Developing a Rich Art Vocabulary
“Students should demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the visual arts by discussing formal artistic aspects (for example, elements and principles of design)” – EE Criteria for Visual Arts
ArtLex Art Dictionary
Glossary of Architectural Terms – with great visuals. Reviewing this will help you make sense of the architectural structures you visit and observe.
Glossary of Architectural Vocabulary - Though Wikipedia is NOT an academic source, this is a good overview with many visuals.
How to critique artwork
“DAIJ” – Describe, Analyze, Interpret, Judge
The Elements and Principles
Elements of Art
Principles of Design