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! ….
STAY TUNED NEXT WEEK FOR OUR 1ST SKETCH BOOK ENTRY ASSIGNMENT !