Designing With Materials Caroline Guay

Elements Of Design

Elements of Design­ (CVSSTFL) Color, Value, Shape, Space, Texture, Form, Line Principles of Design­ (BECRUMP) Balance, Emphasis, Contrast, Rhythm, Unity, Movement, Pattern

S­H­A­P­E

An element of art referring to a two­dimensional area clearly set off by one or more of the other visual elements, such as color, value, line, texture, and space.

S­P­A­C­E

The element that is the distance or area between, around, above, below, or within things. It can be either three­dimensional or two­dimensional.

Reflection Questions:

1. Did you feel more comfortable working with geometric or organic shapes,and why? ------I like to use organic shapes more than geometric because I ca be more creative. Using all geometric shapes I feel there isn't as much freedom to creativity compared to making a new shape and making new designs.

2. How did you make the viewer’s eye move across the page?------- I began at the bottom of the page and made larger shapes as I moved up the page. The picture I made started with a large base where I chose to put the pop of color. Moving up from the color was small to large leaf-like shapes.

3. What does harmony mean in a design project?-------Harmony means the materials selected to merge are working well together to make a interesting piece of art. This would mean the final product is pleasing to the eye.

4. How can you achieve balance in a design project?--------balance can be achieved by  creating the correct amount of space in-between shapes. Also placing enough to cover the page but not too much going on in a project.

5. Are their any new vocabulary words you used in this project?Which ones?------ Yes, I used Emphasis and Balance when putting the pop of color and making correct spacing between shapes

6. How could you use the image you created in future projects?------ I could use this to think of new designs,I could use this project to mix geometric with organic shapes and create an interesting project.

7. If you could introduce one color to the black and white ­what would you choose?-------- I chose orange to get an effect of a sun or flower. With the color chosen the artwork gives the viewer to have imagination on what they think it looks more like.

8. What could a preference towards symmetry or a symmetry say about your personality?----------- I like having an organized template to put the pieces onto before I begin gluing. This meaning I like organization and pieces which fit to the page well and create an interesting image. I used three pieces to create the leaf like shapes, one small medium and large. I made those as a template to make each section of leaf shapes the same size or symmetrical.

starting project with outline of where to put leaf like white cutouts. shows beginning of gluing in sketched out positions.
Finishing Product with pop of color at bottom and slightly bigger leaves going up the paper

Glass Making

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

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.

Beginning to transfer final design onto 6" by 6" paper
Transfer of final design sketch onto print board and beginning to cut
Using gouge to cut out design on print board

Mixed Media

Vocab

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.

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