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.

Blank Ex 10 Principle form here for Students. START WITH THIS DOCUMENT

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).