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ELEMENTS of Art & PRINCIPLES of Design

All images are "Googled" from the Internet and copyrights are the artist's.

ELEMENTS of Art:

The language of art.

Terms that are used to describe a work of art.

Line:

A continuous mark made on a surface with a pointed moving tool.

Shape:

A closed lilne that has 2 dimensions and encloses space (triangle, circle, square.)

Space:

The emptiness or area between, around, above, below or within an object.

Form:

An enclosed space that is 3 dimensional (has height, width & depth.  Pyramid, sphere, cube.)

Value:

Lightness or darkness within the artwork.

Texture:

How things feel or how they LOOK LIKE they might feel.

Color:

The element of art with 3 properties: hue, value and intensity (saturation).

PRINCIPLES of Design:

The rules by which an artist organizes the Elements of Art to create a work of art.

Rhythm & Movement:

Taking the viewer's eye to focal areas throughout the artwork.

Balance:

Creating equal visual weight in a composition.

Proportion:

Dealing with size relationships.

Variety:

Dealing with differences and using several elements of art/design to hold the the viewer's attention and guide the eye through the artwork.

Emphasis/focal point:

An area of interest within a composition.

Harmony & Unity:

The visually satisfying effect of combining similar, related elements throughout the piece of artwork to create a sense of completeness.

1. Watch the video.

2. In your sketchbook (or on a blank piece of paper) create the layout that is on the video.  You can handwrite the definitions under the boxes if you prefer.

3. Following the directions on the video, fill in each section.  For color, using the colored pencils in your bag, layer/blend the following:

     for GREEN: yellow and blue

     for VIOLET: blue and magenta

     for ORANGE: magenta and yellow

We will explore color further later in the course, so just do your best to lightly layer the 2 colors together to achieve the desired result.

4. When done, follow the directions for handing in your work on Google Classroom and Aspen.

Review the entire page.

You will use this page as a reference throughout the semester.

Watch the video and follow the directions at the end of the information.

When assigned, watch this video.

Fill out the Google Doc: Principles of Design, using your knowledge gained from the video and the images above.

Turn in following the directions on how to turn in your work on Google Classroom AND Aspen.

Painting One

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Painting Three