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Elements and Principles of Art and Design

Introductory presentation for beginning art students
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Jessica Miroglotta

on 9 August 2012

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Transcript of Elements and Principles of Art and Design

Elements of Art and
Principles of Design

Elements of Art
Principles of Design
language of art
elements of art
are building blocks
principles of design
serve as grammar rules
line
a mark that connects
two points
shape and form
shape is 2D area
form is 3D object
geometric--precise, mathematical
organic--natural and irregular
value
range of light
to dark in an
artwork
color
a hue; created
when light is reflected
from a surface
texture
tactile quality
of a surface
actual texture--texture you can feel
implied texture--texture you can see
space
a feeling of depth or
three dimensions
contrast
creating visual
interest by
juxtaposing
differences
positive--object itself
negative--space around
an object
size
overlapping
placement
emphasis
center of interest;
focal point
balance
visual weight
in a work of
art
symmetrical
asymmetrical
radial
pattern
repetition of
elements;
motif
rhythm and
movement
adds energy and
excitement; directs
viewer through
work
unity
when everything
works together
to create a single
whole
variety
adds visual interest
by using different
things
scale
relative size of
one thing
compared to
size of something
similar
proportion
relationship between
size of one part of
image to another part
or the whole image
descriptive--lines
you can actually see

implied--a series of points the eyes connects
Essential Questions
How are the elements of art and principles of design useful to artists?

How do you expect to use the elements and principles this year?
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