1. What are the Elements of Art?
2. How can understanding the Elements of Art make me a better artist and my artwork more successful?
3. How can I create value with the shading technique, blending?
4. How do I create form with value and blending?
Mastery Objective(s): The student will…
1 .demonstrate their understanding of the Elements of Art by creating a 2-D Design with his/her name that conveys a specific mood or feeling through the chosen style of the lettering, colors, and patterns.
PATTERN: elements repeated in an organized way to create design.
VARIETY: the diversity of art elements and design principles found in a composition.
BALANCE: the arrangement of visual objects to create stability.
- 3- 5 Elements of Art are represented in the PATTERNS
- at least 10 different PATTERNS
- the art work as a whole has BALANCE of color and PATTERNS
- there are at least 5 letters present for the ‘name’
- the letters are designed with a specific style
- the style of the lettering, colors, patterns, and design of the work create harmony and work together to successfully convey a specific mood or feeling
- a minimum of 90% of the work must have color, only 10% maximum of white
RESOURCES – click below to go to the links:
ELEMENTS OF ART WITH PATTERN GRID EXERCISE IN SKETCHBOOK
Create a grid in your sketchbook with 4 x 5 (H x W) spaces and choose 4 out of the following:
Then create PATTERNS with the Elements of Art. You should have 4 different patterns for each Element of Art you chose. Remember: these are sketches for the patterns you are using in your 2-D Design and each pattern is a part of a whole artwork that should represent you. So don’t waste your time with patterns you do not want to use in your work. Craftsmanship should be high quality!
COMPOSITION THUMBNAILS AND FONTS/LETTERING IN SKETCHBOOK
Create 4 thumbnail sketches of possible designs. Some things to think about as you sketch:
a. Do you want your design to be horizontal or vertical?
b. What are the majority of your patterns? Are they more organic and free-flowing or more geometric and hard-edged?
Draw 2-3 examples of your name or the 5 characters you are using in your design with different fonts/lettering.
Remember your name/characters cannot be simple line because it will not pop out of your patterns properly.
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Step No. 4:
SHADING TECHNIQUE AND SKILL EXERCISE
Follow along with demonstration and complete exercise along with teacher and peers.
TEACHER DEMO SAMPLE:
COLOR & BLENDING EXERCISE
Choose 3 of the patterns you created on your grid.
Choose a limited color palette for your design. Remember color is key in creating mood and feeling.
Use colored pencil and sharpie to create the 3 patterns with color. Remember to use the techniques and skills you just learned; blend colors together and shade to create depth and interest.
TEACHER CHECK-IN & BEGIN FINAL STUDIO PRODUCT
PEER Critique & Self Critique
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