Designing with Materials By: mustafa mattan

Element Cuts

Elements Cuts Reflection

I created a balanced composition by having equal amounts of shapes/visuals on each side of the poster. I used both organic and geometric shapes, for the geometric shapes I used triangles to surround my focal point and used a square as the focal point. For the organic shapes I used curvy think lines throughout the poster. I thought the project throughout was well crafted and did a great job of using both organic and geometric shapes. I thought the hardest part of the project was to trying to make the focal point not be in the center of the poster. I used the rule of thirds by evenly distributing shapes and designs all throughout the poster. I choose orange as my color because it really made the piece pop out and it gave it a creative look.

Element Cuts Vocabulary

Asymmetry

A lack of equality or equivalence between parts or aspects of something.

Balance

The way in which the elements in visual arts are arranged to create a feeling of equilibrium in an artwork. The three types of balance are symmetry, asymmetry, and radial.

Collage

An artistic composition made of various materials (e.g., paper, cloth, or wood) glued on a surface.

Composition

The overall placement and organization of elements in a work of art, as well as the interrelationships between individual elements.

Elements of Design

Sensory components used to create and talk about works of art: Line, color, shape/form, texture, value, space.

Geometric Shape

Any shape or form having more mathematic than organic design. Geometric designs are typically made with straight lines or shapes from geometry.

Line

An element of art that refers to the continuous marke made on a surface by a moving point. In visual art, a delineation or fracturing of space in color or black and white. Line qualities can vary in width, length, gesture, color, direction, etc.

Negative Space

Shapes or spaces that are or represent the area unoccupied by objects.

Positive Space

Shapes or spaces in an image that represent solid objects or forms.

Principles of Design

A design concept describingthe ways in which the elements of an image are arranged (ie. balance, contrast, dominance, emphasis, movement, repitition, rhythm, variatition, unity)

Shape

A two-dimensional area or plane that may be open or closed, free form or geometric. It can be found in nature or created by humans.

Space

The area between, around, above, below, or contained within objects. Spaces are areas defined by the shapes and forms around them and within them, just as shapes and forms are defined by the space around and within them.

Symmetry

A balance of parts on opposite sides of a perceived midline, giving the appearance of equal visual weight.

Fused Glass

Glass Vocabulary

Description

Description is identifying the literal qualities or realistic presentation of subject matter, along with the elements of art found. It demands only the facts of what can be seen, often in one or more works of art; and partly two or more works can be described by comparing them to each other.

Design

A plan, or to plan. The organization or composition of a work; the skilled arrangement of its parts. An effective design is one in which the elements of art and principles of design have been combined to achieve an overall sense of unity.

Dominance

The part of a composition that is emphasized, has the greatest visual weight, the most important, powerful, or has the most influence. A certain color can be dominant, and so can an object,line, shape, or texture.

Form

The element of art that refers to an object with three-dimensions (height, width, and depth) and encloses volume.

Hue

The colors name. Example: red

Proportion

The relation of one thing to another with respect to size and placement.

Variety

The combination of elements or art, such as line, shape, or color, in an artwork. Variety is a principle of design.

Print Making

Print Making Reflection

I decided to make my design based on geometric shapes and lines. I fell like my design was original because the placement of the shapes was unique to my style. I choose red and purple because they were abstract colors and they really helped my print pop out and make it unique. I don't think I would have made any changes I thought the colors I choose were a great choice.

Printing Vocabulary

Contour

The outline of a shape.

Cross-hatching

A method of showing value by using parallel lines at different angles that get darker as they are drawn closer together.

Focal Point

The area in a work of art that an artist emphasizes.

Horizon Line

In an artwork, the line where the ground and sky appear to meet.

Monochromatic

A color scheme using only tints and shades of a single color.

Monoprint

A print made from a plate that can be used only once.

Neutrals

A word used for black, white, and tints and shades of gray. (Some artists use tints and shades of brown as neutrals.)

Plate

In printmaking, a piece of flat material, such as wood or metal, with a design on the surface. The plate is used to print the design.

Print

An artwork created by making an impression of a design.

Print making

The transference of an image from one surface (plate or block) to another (usually paper) with ink. The process of making one or more prints.

Relief Printing

A print made by covering a printing block with ink or paint and pressing paper onto the block. The areas or lines gouged out do not print. (Examples: woodcut, block print, linocut, styrofoam plate, etc.

Silk Painting

Silk Painting Vocabulary

Analogous Color

Colors that appear next to each other on the color wheel. Analagous colors have one hue in common. For example, blue, blue-green, and blue-violet all contain blue. Also called related colors.

Color

The visual sensation dependent on the reflection or absorption of light from a given surface. An element of art made up of three distinct qualities: hue, intensity, and value.

Complementary Colors

Colors that contrast with one another. Complementary colors are opposite one another on the color wheel.

Cool Colors

The family of colors that includes greens, blues, and violets. Cool colors bring to mind cool things, places, and feelings.

Gutta Resist

Prevents dye from reaching the fabric; it resists the dye.

Intermediate Colors

Colors that are a mixture of a primary and a secondary color. Blue-green, red-orange, and red-violet are examples of intermediate colors.

Primary Colors

Colors that are mixed to make all other colors. The primary colors are red, yellow, and blue.

Secondary Color

A color made by mixing two primary colors. An equal mixture of primary colors. The secondary colors are green, violet, and orange.

Warm Colors

The family of colors that includes reds, yellows, and oranges. Warm colors bring to mind warm things, places, and feelings.

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