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of The Creative Process
Art?? Why Art in School
Art Graduation and Achievement Projects
Art Skills Map forTeachers
Skills, Skills for Art Proficiency
Challenges of The Creative Process
7, 8 Art Class Assignments
Links to some Great Art on Net
Artsmart Know things
Artwork by Students
Ideas -Concepts to Aid Creativity
Basics of Composition Organization in Art
Beginning A Picture, Checklist
7, design, " breakup"
Additional Clay Designs slab and coil
Cropping, finding a Picture Inside a Picture
Little Things Make Interesting Pictures
& Invention things which enhance creativity
& Imagination, Exercises
General Info for New Students
How to Transform 2d to 3d
How to look at Art
Ideas for Art
Ideas that follow Themes
Development in Art
Index of Design Lessons
to Look at Art, Part one
Learning to Look at Art, Part Two
Painting and Color Assignments
Students at Work or - -
Art" began when artists began to depart from the natural appearance
of things (realism) and imagine new kinds of expression.
Inspired by the late work of Cezanne, Picasso with his friend
George Braque, pioneered abstraction methods in 1907.
Thereafter, cubism evolved into many forms for decades after.
used some of the methods which are shown on this page.
Figure and Ground
Breaking up Spacial areas is the modern art approach to drawing
and painting. Through abstraction we become aware that
the whole picture space is important to the visual whole.
Break up is the first task of design. The skilled artist thinks
about the whole picture. Each and every square inch has
to be thought of in respect to the other parts.
Overlapped forms produce spacial areas
Similar Shapes or Forms with overlapping
Lines of Symmetry
divide space and penetrate objects
and Overlap Shapes which are Unlike
Feel free to Reinterpret the shape
or Distort the shape
Break up Space with a Figure and Background type of pattern.
(this means that both dark and light areas or shapes are of
equal importantce. This is called a Positive -
Negative design. Or Figure and Field Design.
Faceting is done by using more or
less strait line segments to interpret the subject. After
drawing segmented countours (edges) one connects the points
of the line segments together. Finally add tone or color to
each section (or surface). Color or tone changes as it moves
from one side to the other. In the first example use see the
breakup into faceted areas, In the second you will see how
color was introduced to produce a cubistic interpretation.
Picasso and Bracque used this method in the early 1900s as
they developed Cubism. They were inspired by Cezanne and African
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