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Wheaton High School
Wheaton, Minnesota

Lesson for 7th Grade Beginning Art 

BREAKING UP SPACE
A Basic Skill and Understanding
GRADE7
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. 
Spaces 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 brush.

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 3
In 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. 
How to Paint Number 3
Paint 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
This 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 . 
How to Paint Number 4
In the color scheme for this design use only bright primary colors, blue, yellow, red, and black.  Do not mix the colors together.