is a basic overview of some of the principles of design. The principles that
will be covered in this class are: value; shapes; line; textures; color;
application of color; repetition, variation and patterns; proportion; dominance,
subordination, and focal points; contrast; balance; the golden ratio; and positioning
and overlap. The focus of this class is to help the scholars understand and
recognize these principles in artwork and in the world around them. This will
give them a different perspective from which to view artworks, both manmade and
natural, and will enable them to look deeper at what truly makes art great or
beautiful. With a knowledge of the principles of design scholars will be able
to analyze art work better and will also be able to share their thoughts and
ideas with others in a more effective way. They will also learn to apply these
principles to different types of mediums such as painting, photography, and
sculpting. However, this is not intended to be a drawing or painting class.
Different art mediums will be used in the projects and homework assignments,
but the level of competence that each student has with those mediums doesn’t
matter. Scholars of any artistic level can learn about and practice these
principles and elements. The work done by each scholar should be evaluated
based on how well they learned about and applied the principles of design to
their artwork and not based on their individual level of artistic ability.
Ranae Harriman –
I team taught this curriculum in our commonwealth school. It was easy to prepare because every lesson is so we’ll layed out. The students were engaged and loved the hands on art projects. I would definitely teach this again because I enjoyed it myself so much!