Ex 9 & Ex 10 Principals Packet & Photo/Collage
Ex 9- Principals of Design Packet completed in Class. See the teacher for the packet:
Students investigate the Principals of Design by looking through magazines and finding examples of the various principals.
After this activity is complete, they are going to create Ex 10- A Principal of Art book, where they take 2 pictures of each principal and then collage them together into an interesting collage.
Ex 10- Students will create a Principles book similar to Ex 8 Elements, only the focus will be on the principles of Design.
Students can find examples and explanations of the principals here.
Here is a powerpoint that discusses the Principals and has examples of each one.
The principles of design are
Principles are what we do with these elements • Balance occurs when all the design elements are equally distributed through the design. There are essentially three types of balance: symmetrical, asymmetrical, and radial.
• Contrast (Variety) stresses the visual differences in size, shape, and color between the elements to enhance the perception of a message intended. Contrast also draws and directs the viewer's attention to specific areas.
• Emphasis indicates the most important element because it attracts the viewer's attention first and creates a focal point.
• Rhythm is a pattern created by repeating elements. Rhythm also denotes the sequence to the viewing order.
• Proportion (Scale) can attract in different ways. It can be use to draw attention to the unexpected or exaggerated. Overall size, monumental pieces are impact full while miniature has a sense of intimacy. Scale, alone, can change the meaning.
• Unity is achieved when all the design elements relate to one another and project a sense of completeness. Artist and designers use the Gestalt Theory, the psychological process of perception, to create unity (also called harmony).