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3 Challenges of The Creative Process

Art?? Why Art in School

Art Graduation and Achievement Projects

Art Skills Map forTeachers

Art Skills, Skills for Art Proficiency

3 Challenges of The Creative Process

7, 8 Art Class Assignments

Art Links to some Great Art on Net

 Artsmart Know things

Artwork by Students

Art Ideas -Concepts to Aid Creativity

  Basics of Composition Organization in Art

Beginning A Picture, Checklist

Class 7, design, " breakup"

Clay Projects EZ
Additional Clay Designs slab and coil

Cropping, finding a Picture Inside a Picture

Little Things Make Interesting Pictures 

 Discovery &  Invention things which enhance creativity

Drawing Assignments, 

Fantasy & Imagination, Exercises 

General Info for New Students

How to Transform 2d to 3d

How to look at Art 

Developing Ideas for Art
Ideas that follow Themes
Idea Development in Art

Index of Design Lessons

Judging  Good Art?

Learning to Look at Art, Part one
Learning to Look at Art, Part Two

 Painting and Color  Assignments

Picture Analysis

Pinkmeister's   Page

Pinkmeister's Art Links

Students at Work or - -

Themes Styles

3 Creative Challenges  

1. Idea Selection:
What are you trying to express? What is the theme? 
What is the purpose or meaning to the world.

2. The Medium or Method of expression:
What technical skills are needed to bring the form into being.

3. Design: The Plan or Composition.
Integration of the parts in such a way as to create variety and unity.
Allowing the meaning and purpose of the work to find its best expression.

The Visual Elements
Design builds on Visual Qualities that make up any visible thing.

Space                    Line                      Shape or  Form
Texture                 Tone                      Color

Mass                    Contour                   Illumination         Size

The visual elements do not occur alone but are inter-related.

The visual elements do not occur alone but are inter-related.

The visual elements do not occur alone but are inter-related.

The Design Elements

The two aims or end purposes of design are:
Form follows function.  AND   Variety in Unity


Design Elements:

Design elements are descriptive of the effects which happen when visual elements 
are placed together in any particular way.

Contrast:  The difference which happens when two or more elements are compared.
Movement:  The apparent direction that the eye will take when viewing the forms and 

elements in their space.

Rhythm:  The effect of units repeating at a particular rate or interval.

Dominance: The apparent emphasis of one form or color or another element.

Opposition: One movement or direction meets an opposing movement (vector.)

Confusion:  Two many different forms or directions: It produces a general strangeness or lack of clarity in a composition.

Field: The space that surrounds or encapsulates a certain form.

Quality: The essential type which characterizes an element. such as, line quality: curving, angular, energetic, textured, colored, heavy, etc.

Repetition: The repeating of any element.  A certain element is repeated, such as, vertical lines; rounded forms; the color brown, etc.

Alternation: A sequence in which two or more elements are repeated in a sequence.

Inversion: The mirror image of a form or a negative version in repetition.


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