Rohrer's Art Renderings

Art and info from O155 home of all 8th grade Art students

Elements & Principles…IN ART….It is where we START!

   ELEMENTS : the ART PARTS  or ingredients

Line-  path of a moving point                                                                     

Color –  a hue like red or blue

Value – lightness or darkness of color or shade

Form -  gives a 3-D look

Texture -  the way something feels or looks

Shape -  an enclosed area, organic or geometric

Space -  positive or negative- depth or distance


 PRINCIPLES : the METHODS or guidelines to put the elements together

Pattern-  planned or random repetition                                    

Emphasis -  focal point

Unity -  holds things together by repetition or connecting

Variety -  differences to add interest

Balance -  visual weight to look complete                                          

Proportion -  size relationships

 Rhythm  – elements to show movement

AS WE BEGIN, WE LAY our FOUNDATION on the BASIC BUILDING BLOCKS OF ART…by putting together LIne , Shape, Texture and soon Color we are designing our initials! The students are doing some amazing design work with their 1st 8th grade experience as Artists.  They are learning to put those elements together with the Principles of Emphasis, Unity, Variety and Pattern.

With each project we will define and experiment with new Elements and Principles as we grow our skills with  medias and techniques !  We have started with Non-Objective Art, and we will gradually move toward practicing and sharpening our drawing and clay sculpting skills!  Our Ceramics Students will learn & experience the Elements And Principles in their clay medium Join us this year on this BLOG as we travel through and exciting year of Artistic growth!  ….



Author: arohrer

As a GMS Art instructor, I am happily beginning my 12th year with the GCPS system ! We have a wonderful school facility that enables us to create all kinds of interesting ART ! Certified to teach Art K-12, I have taught all levels of middle school and H.S. Art 1. My experience in teaching Art includes all ages from 2 to 100! God and family are first in my life! My husband Doug, daughters Amy & Karen and son-in-laws Jeff and Andy bring joy to my life! Art has always been my passion and I find teaching very rewarding. I enjoy creating Art in all forms, but my love and focus has always been water color painting. This year promises to be one of exciting artistic growth and creation at GMS !

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