Design and Composition
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Lessons and Examples
Achievement Standard Challenges
or Composition Principles
Concept: Achieve "Pattern"
and Negative Design
(Figure and field.)
2 Dimensional forms
into 3 Dimensional forms
using vanishing points
of Still Life
AND DESIGN TERMS
VISUAL ELEMENTS Line, Direction, Weight, Form or Shape, Color, Texture,
Size, Space, Light, Tone Line
edges all forms and shapes, may occur alone; produces movements
and textures Direction indicates the direction and manner lines
moveWeight the heaviness
or thickness of a line from delicate to massiveForm
defines an object or shape. Form may denote ""mass"" a 3d form.
Color Defines any
Hue, colors we name, primary, secondary tints, etc. Texture
defines both natural patterns of line or tactile roughness or smoothnessas
well as patterns created by drawing or painting tools Size
is the reference to the amount of space occupied by an element.
Space the area occupied
by the elements 2dimension or 3 dimensional. 2Dimensional Space
has the appearance of flatnes; 3Dimensional has the appearance of
depth of perspective or modeling of form to appear to have mass.Light
defined as illumination from a light source will influence
modeling and cast shadows. Tone
Tonality or Value; is any effect of shadow, values, dark,
light, or shading. All colors also has relative
ELEMENTS:Movement (direction) , Rhythm, Repetition, Contrast, Variety,
Unity, Emphasis, Tension, Similarity. Movements
the directions the line or edges move through a space. Rhythm
are the effect of repeated similar line movements or similar shapes.
to repeating any element, see above list. Contrast
differences found comparing any single element. Such as contrast
DESIGN TERMS CONTINUED "colors"
red contrasts with black.... texture: rough contrasts with smooth.
numbers or differences, different kinds of elements or content.
the appearance of oneness or harmony that every design requires.
Emphasis is the
effect of bringing some parts out or making prominent or dominant.
Integration is when
parts appear to fit together and have a sense of oneness.Tension
results when elements do not fit harmoniously; but cause opposition
or dissonance. Tension happens when line movement paths crash into
another path Similarity
of elements is the main method of making the composition harmonize.Harmony
is the feeling of apparent correctness of having parts appear to
belong together and to work together visually in a pleasant way.
There is sufficient variety to cause the forms to be interesting
and not boring but not so same and unvaried as to become boring.
Aims of Design:
in UnityForm Follows Function
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Map Art Class 7
Map Art Class 8
Map Art S1 Draw
Map Art S2 Color
Grad Standards Art
Art-Smart Know things
Turn 2d to 3d
Drawing Warm ups
Art Skills Map for Teachers
Ideas that follow Themes
General Info if You're new
Wheaton HS Pinkmeister Homepage
New Art Students
Art Skills, Skills for Art Proficiency
Basics of Composition
Art Work by Wheaton Students
Art Lessons, 2dto3d,
3 Challenges of The Creative Process
Art Class, Independent Advanced Art Guides
Art?? Why Art in School
Pinkmeister's Art Links
Beginning A Picture, Checklist
Class 7, design, " breakup"
Easy Clay Projects
Additional Clay Designs slab and coil
Painting and Color Assignments
Basics of Composition
More about Composition
Organization in Art
Cropping, finding a Picture Inside a Picture
Index of Design Lessons
Detail: Small Items of Interest in your Pictures
Discovery & Invention things which enhance creativity
Fantasy & Imagination, Exercises
Judging Good Art?
Pinkmeister's Art Ideas Concepts & Aids to Creativity
Developing Ideas for Art
Idea Development in Art
Picture Analysis How to look at Art
Art Class, Themes Styles
Students at Work or - -
Art Class 7, 8 Assignments
Learning to Look at Art, Part one
Learning to Look at Art, Part Two
Pinkmeister's Art Links to some Great Art on Net