Designing With Materials Yara Khasawneh

Elements Cut Project

Sketches
Final Sketch
Progress
Final Product
Reflection

As I was working on my project, I realized that I like to work better with geometric shapes. I think geometric shapes flow better and make the art work look more neat and organized. Using the leafy shapes and layering them on top of each each other, I feel like it not only created a pattern for the viewer but it attracted their attention to the design. This also shows harmony because because the designs flows nicely together and it's neat. In my project, I layered the paper more on one side than I did on the other which made it asymmetrical but if I made the sides have the same amount it would've been an evenly balanced artwork. My paper also contained a unique shape which adds to the element of design. In future projects I could use this project to help me get inspired with a design or give me the same idea of a color pop. I would add a subtle pink or blue color to the black and white because it'll stand out with the color scheme but it wouldn't be too bright as if begging for attention because it'll already be attracting the viewers eye. As I mentioned before my piece had asymmetrical balance and I placed my pop of color on the side with more white paper, so the side can attract the viewers eye because it's 'filled' more so this helps the viewer move their eyes around the paper. By having the asymmetrical balance it shows that my personality may not be so perfect, but it shows effect in my life just like it shows effect in my artwork.

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 marks 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 describing the ways in which the elements of an image are arranged (ie. balance, contrast, dominance, emphasis, movement, repetition, rhythm, variation, 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

Sketches
Final Design
Process
Final Product
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.

Reflection

This was a good project to do to be able to introduce us to this class in a cool way. It helped us pick colors and shapes and be able to work with them and work around them. It also was a cute project to give to someone special because it's unique and made by you. It also helped us pick colors and shapes that look good with each other and not have them clash.

Linoleum Prints

Sketches
Final Design
Process
First Prints
Second Print Process
Second Print And Final Prints
Reflection

After looking at some pictures and my old art work designs, I decided to do more of a nature/organic design because my other artwork consisted of geometric shapes and I wanted to try something new for this project. So after carving out a flower pattern that all spread out from one corner/ my second print I carved out a branch design to give it that extra kick of nature. I picked a green and blue color scheme because I thought that fit the nature theme of my project. I also did blue and purple for two of them because I originally started with blue and I thought purple would look good with the blue to balance out the bright color of the green and blue. I liked using the color reduction technique for this project because it made you think about your plan for the project more and helped you be creative with a new and unique design.

Mixed Media Project

Design Idea
Process
Final Product
Vocabulary

Abstract

A style of art that is not realistic. Unusual lines, colors, and shapes make the subject look unrealistic. It is often characterized by the use of geometric lines and shapes and bold, bright colors.

Acrylics

Quick drying, plastic polymer pigment used with water.

Additives

The process of adding or joining parts and/or visual elements together to create a painting, collage or sculpture (as opposed to subtractive).

Background

The part of the picture plane that seems to be farthest from the viewer.

Foreground

Part of a two-dimensional artwork that appears to be nearer the viewer or in the “front” of the image. Middle ground and background are the parts of the picture that appear to be farther and farthest away.

Intensity

Also called chroma or saturation; refers to the brightness of a color (a color is full in intensity only when in its pure form and unmixed). Color intensity can be changed by adding black, white, gray or an opposite color on the color wheel.

Middle Ground

Area of a two-dimensional work of art between the foreground (closest to the front) and background (furthest receded).

Mixed Media

An artwork in which more than one type of art material is used.

Nonobjective

Having no recognizable object or subject; also, nonrepresentational.

Watercolor

A transparent pigment used with water. Paintings done with this medium are known as watercolors.

Reflection

Credits:

Created with images by Hans - "wood painted rods"

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