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1 Project: Elements of Design - NAME Elements: Line, Color, Value, Shape, Space, Texture Principles: Consider what principles you may have used based on the definition of each. Artist to Remember: Research at least three different artists whom you think incorporates these same elements and principles in their work. Resources: Art Talk textbook PROJECT In order to complete this introductory project you must have a clear understanding of what is composition: Composition is the way the principles of art are used to organize the elements of art. Objects that overlap, are in proportion with the size of the paper, and go off the paper on all four sides will make a stronger and more interesting composition. Elements of Design: LINE: An element of art that is the path of a moving point through space. Although lines can vary in appearance (they can have different lengths, widths, textures, directions, and degree of curve), they are considered one-dimensional and are measured by length. A line is also used by an artist to control the viewer s eye movement. There are five kinds of lines: vertical, horizontal, diagonal, curved, and zig-zag. COLOR: An element of art that is derived from reflected light. The sensation of color is aroused in the brain by response of the eyes to different wavelengths of light. Color has three properties: hue, value and intensity. COMPLEMENTARY COLORS: Colors opposite each other on the color wheel. For example: Red and Green are complementary colors. VALUE: The element of art that describes the darkness or lightness of an object. Value depends on how much light a surface reflects. Value is also one of three properties of color. SHAPE: A two-dimensional area that is defined in some way. While a form has depth, a shape has only height and width. Shapes are either geometric or free form. SPACE: The element of art that refers to the emptiness or area between, around, above, below, or within objects. Shapes and forms are defined by space around and within them. Object placement and perspective are ways to create space. TEXTURE: The element of art that refers to how things feel, or look as if they might feel if touched. Texture is perceived by touch and sight. Objects can have rough or smooth textures and matte or shiny surfaces. Principles of Design: PATTERN: A two-dimensional decorative visual repetition. A pattern has no movement and may or may not have rhythm. CONTRAST: Technique for creating a focal point by using differences in elements. Complementary colors create contrast. You can read pages in a book because the page is white and the words are black creating contrast. UNITY: The quality of wholeness or oneness that is achieved through the effective use of the elements and principles of art. Unity is created by simplicity, repetition, and proximity. EMPHASIS: Principle of art that makes one part of a work dominant over the other parts. The element noticed first is called dominant; the elements noticed later are called subordinate.

2 BALANCE: Principle of art concerned with equalizing visual forces, or elements, in a work of art. If a work of art has visual balance, the viewer feels that the elements have been arranged in a satisfying way. Visual imbalance makes the viewer feel that the elements need to be rearranged. The two types of balance are formal (symmetrical) and informal (asymmetrical). RHYTHM: The principle of art that indicates movement by the repetition of elements. Visual rhythm is perceived through the eyes and is created by repeating positive spaces separated by negative spaces. MOVEMENT: The principle of art used to create the look and feeling of action and to guide the viewer s eyes throughout the work of art. PROJECT: Create a strong design piece incorporating your name with the use six elements and at least three principles. MATERIALS Softleum strip, carving materials, tracing paper, pencil, paper, and artist s choice for color implementation. DUE DATE Completed project and evaluation are due at the end of class on Thursday, September 2, 2010.

3 Name: Date Due: Date Turned In: A B C D A B C D A B C D Instructions: Student: Evaluation: Carefully evaluate your work according to the art rubrics. Assign points to the criteria according to the rubric descriptions. Criteria for Name Design: Teacher: 1. Craftsmanship (use of tools and mediums; technical skills; consistency) 2. Concepts taught (followed directions) A. Incorporated six elements into NAME design. B. Incorporated three principles into NAME design. 3. Catch the viewer s eye (Creativity/originality) 4. Composition (center of interest, balance, space, movement) 5. Contrast (through color, size and placement of shapes.) 6. Challenge (Preparation /Effort/Perseverance) 7. Completed Questions in complete sentences (5 points per question) 20 points per criteria = Total Assigned Points: 160 points Please answer the following questions in complete sentences: 1. Expression: How does your completed design showcase your personal style? Cite examples: 2. Design: Explain, using specific examples of each, how you have used the elements of LINE, COLOR, VALUE, SHAPE, SPACE and TEXTURE. Name ONE principle you used and how you used it. 3. History: Cite TWO artists and the artwork you viewed who have used similar elements to create a strong design. 4. Describe what medium/media you used for this project and how you used it.

4 Grades: Points Art Rubrics (for practical assignments) A : 1. The artwork was beautifully and patiently done; technical skills are generally excellent. 20: 2. Demonstrates mastery of all the concept(s) taught. 20: 3. The student generated many ideas; tried unusual combinations or changes before choosing one; made connections to previous knowledge; mastery of problem-solving skills. 20: 4. Composition is carefully planned; several sketches were made; effective arrangement. 20: 5. Excellent contrast through elements and principles or media. 20: 6. The project was continued until it was as complete as the student could make it; effort far beyond that required; took pride in going well beyond the basics. No class time was wasted or missed (if absent from class the student made up the time). All deadlines were met. B : 1. With a little more effort the work could have been outstanding; technical skills are good. 17: 2. Concepts taught are evident in work but could be developed more clearly. 17: 3. The student tried a few ideas for selecting one; or based his or her work on someone else s idea; made decisions after referring to one source; solved the problem in a logical way. 17: 4. Composition is generally strong; showed an awareness of filling the space adequately. 17: 5. Good contrast through elements and principles or media; could be developed more. 17: 6. The student worked hard and completed the project, but with more effort it might have been outstanding. Student did not always utilize class time and/or missed a few classes and failed to make up the time. Artwork is 1 day late beyond deadline. C : 1. Needs work on tools and materials; technical skills need to be more developed; a bit careless. 15: 2. Concepts taught are minimally evident in work; student is minimally following guidelines of project. 15: 3. The student tried one idea; lacks originality; artwork contains copied material or symbols in substitution for personal observation; student is not creating or modifying imagery used. 15: 4. Composition is minimally developed; it is obvious the student did not clearly plan it out. 15: 5. Fair contrast through elements and principles or media; only minimal parts of the artwork were developed with clear contrast. 15: 6. More effort needed; adequate interpretation of the assignment; lacked finish; chose an easy project and did it indifferently; did not utilize class time and/or missed more than a few classes and failed to make up the time. Artwork is 2 days late beyond deadline. D : 1. Little knowledge of tools or materials; technical skills weak; lack of pride in finished work 13: 2. Weak understanding of the concept(s) taught; student did not follow the guidelines of the project. 13: 3. The student completed the assignment; imagery is copied from another source; very little evidence of trying anything unusual. 13: 4. Composition is weak and undeveloped; no evidence of planning. 13: 5. Weak contrast through the elements and principles or media. 13: 6. Minimum artistic decision-making and effort. Student failed to utilize class time effectively and/or missed many classes and failed to make up the time. Artwork is 3 days late beyond deadline. F : 1. Misuse of tools and materials; evidence of laziness or lack of understanding. No 11: 2. No evidence of concept(s) presented in class. Name 11: 3. Poor solutions to problems/artwork is copied; no evidence of original thought. 11: 4. No aspect of composition is represented; or the artwork was not completed. 11: 5. No contrast. 11: 6. Project incomplete, not turned in or over 4 days beyond deadline. Poor artistic decisionmaking/student put forth no effort. Most classes were missed and student failed to make up the time.

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