Element Cuts Project
- A lack of equality or equivalence between parts or aspects of something.
- 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.
- An artistic composition made of various materials (e.g., paper, cloth, or wood) glued on a surface.
- The overall placement and organization of elements in a work of art, as well as the interrelationships between individual elements.
Elements of Art/Design
- Sensory components used to create and talk about works of art: Line, color, shape/form, texture, value, space.
- Any shape or form having more mathematic than organic design. Geometric designs are typically made with straight lines or shapes from geometry.
- An element of art that refers to the continuous mark 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.
- Shapes or spaces that are or represent the area unoccupied by objects.
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- A balance of parts on opposite sides of a perceived midline, giving the appearance of equal visual weight.
Work in progress
To create a balanced composition I tried to use as much black as white. Also, I didn't use large amounts of one color in concentration. However, I could've made some of my shapes just a little smaller to include a little more white. In my project I used organic shapes. I used a circle for my focal point and what look like black fins in my design. In addition, I used repetition by repeating the shapes I used, but I used variation by changing the sizes and thicknesses of them. I believe that my craftsmanship was pretty good for my first art project since 8th grade. The only problem I had was that I had never used rubber cement this way before, so I had some trouble. I was able to use the rule of thirds by creating a focal point in the top left intersection of the imaginary grid. Finally, I incorporated the color red into my piece as the focal point because it really pops out and gives my composition character.
Fused Glass Project
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The element of art that refers to an object with three-dimensions (height, width, and depth) and encloses volume.
- The colors name. Example: red
- The relation of one thing to another with respect to size and placement.
- The combination of elements or art, such as line, shape, or color, in an artwork. Variety is a principle of design.
For my glass piece I chose to use light blue, white and grey. I chose those colors because I am giving this to my mom for a necklace and she is a big University of North Carolina Tarheels fan and their main color is the baby blue I used. Also, white and grey go very well with the baby blue and make the blue really pop out. In addition, I used a very simplistic design in my composition. My design is symmetrical as there is mostly a balance between the white and grey and blue. However, those two colors have a little dominance over the blue, a little more than I would have liked. I believe I did a good job for my first fused glass piece. Although, if I were to do this project again, I would use a little less grey and white.
- The outline of a shape.
- A method of showing value by using parallel lines at different angles that get darker as they are drawn closer together.
- The area in a work of art that an artist emphasizes.
- In an artwork, the line where the ground and sky appear to meet.
- A color scheme using only tints and shades of a single color.
- A print made from a plate that can be used only once.
- A word used for black, white, and tints and shades of gray. (Some artists use tints and shades of brown as neutrals.)
- 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.
- An artwork created by making an impression of a design.
- 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.
- 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.