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Lesson for 7th Grade Beginning Art
BREAKING UP SPACE
Basic Skill and Understanding
INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN & ARRANGEMENT
Break Up Number 1The first design skill in
art is to think about the whole space and make an effort to
divide that space into interesting areas.
become more interesting when there is a variety of shapes and sizes.
In the first design series. You will make small trial sketches (thumbnail
sketches) to break up the space. You will use only strait
line segments which can change directions 2 or 3 times.
Selected the best design from your thumbnails. You will
reproduce that design on a larger sheet of paper using first a
pencil to copy the sketch then painting in the spaces (you should
have at least 10 areas in your breakup design). In the first
set. You will use only black and white and as many shades of gray
that you can mix. The water soluble poster paint is mixed
using a flat palette and blending colors together with your
Sample of Breakup Design #1
|How to Break Up Design 2
In the second design series you will break up the space again
using 3 line movements which go from edge to edge. These will
follow movement pattern of: Strait, Curve, Strait. On your thumbnail
sketches try to achieve ten to fourteen areas inside of your design.
How to Paint This Design.
Paint these spaces
by mixing combinations of black, white and one Hue. A hue would
be the name of a color, like red, blue, green, etc.
Example of Breakup Design #2
|Directions to Break Up Number
the third design series you will break up the space again
using 3 line movements that go from edge to edge. This one will
break up space using the following movements: Strait, Curve, Curve,
Strait. Again try to achieve about ten or more shapes or areas
inside of your design.
to Paint Number 3
this design using 2 hues
plus white. Do NOT use any
black in your color mixtures.
Example of Breakup Design #3
|How to Break Up Number 4
will be an extra choice if time allows. Use 3 line movements
which go from edge to edge. Use only compound curves, (S curve
movements.) These can get scribbley, so don't use too many
S curves. Limit your compound curves to 2 per line.
Try to achieve about ten or more shapes or areas inside of
your design .
to Paint Number 4
the color scheme for this design use only bright primary colors,
blue, yellow, red, and black. Do not mix the colors