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The Elements of Art

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Creator:

Dennis Brickell


School/Organization:

Eva School

Morgan County Board of Education

Overview:

This podcast teaches the seven elements of art. Each of the elements, line, shape, form, space, value, color, and texture, are defined and illustrated using drawn and animated images. The elements are the basic building blocks used in creating art. The order in which the elements are explained shows how they are used together to create complex images. This is shown by creating an image by starting with the simplest element and adding the other elements until the image is complete.


Length: 3:00

Content Areas: The Arts

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

AED (3) Visual Arts
3. Apply the elements of art and principles of design, including complementary and monochromatic color schemes, value, contrast, and asymmetrical balance in works of art.
Examples: using positive and negative space or complementary color schemes to create contrast in designs, using gray scales, mixing white to create tints and black to create shades
 
AED (3) Visual Arts
6. Compare works of art in terms of complementary color schemes, value, contrast, and asymmetrical balance.
Example: comparing elements of art and principles of design used to depict water in Winslow Homer's Gulf Stream and Katsushika Hokusai's The Great Wave
 
AED (4) Visual Arts
3. Apply the elements of art and principles of design, including rhythm, movement, and emphasis, in the creation of works of art.
Examples: producing collages or paintings similar to those of Romare Bearden and Piet Mondrian that were inspired by music, creating works of art similar to Diego Rivera's works that were inspired by everyday life experiences in Mexico
 
AED (4) Visual Arts
4. Describe how the elements of art and principles of design, including rhythm, movement, and emphasis, are used in a specific work of art.
Examples: movement as depicted in the use of line and painting techniques in Wassily Kandinsky's abstract works, emphasis as depicted in Giorgio de Chirico's The Nostalgia of the Infinite, rhythm as depicted in Jackson Pollock's Autumn Rhythm, movement in Glenna Goodacre's sculpture Puddle Jumpers
  • Critiquing works of art orally or in writing, using the elements of art and principles of design
  • Example: reflecting upon the creative process and success of personal works of art in an electronic portfolio
     
    AED (5) Visual Arts
    1. Utilize the elements of art and principles of design and the structures and functions of art to communicate personal ideas.
    Example: creating a painting, drawing, or sculpture in reaction to world events, drug awareness, or medical issues
  • Creating works of art utilizing a variety of traditional found and recyclable objects
  • Example: using Samuel "Sambo" Mockbee's architectural structures as motivation to produce recycled structures
  • Producing one-point perspective drawings
  • Example: drawing cubes using a vanishing point
     
    AED (5) Visual Arts
    3. Explain the elements of art and principles of design, including variety and unity in a work of art.
    Examples:
    variety--shapes and lines in Joan Miró's Composition,
    unity--black lines in Henri Matisse's Purple Robe and Anemones
  • Applying appropriate vocabulary in discussing a work of art
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    AED (5) Visual Arts
    4. Critique personal works of art orally or in writing according to specified criteria, including elements of art, principals of design, technical skill, and creativity.
  • Organizing the progression of artwork in a personal portfolio
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    AED (6-8) Visual Arts
    1. Create works of art utilizing a variety of traditional and nontraditional media and techniques.
    Examples: torn-paper collage, weaving, wire sculpture, clay relief
  • Applying steps artists use in the production of art, including conceptualizing ideas and forms, refining ideas and forms, and reflecting on and evaluating both the process of production and the product
  • Applying the elements of art and principles of design to the production of two- and three-dimensional artwork
  • Examples:
    two-dimensional--monochromatic paintings, found or natural object prints, texture-rubbing compositions;
    three-dimensional--papier-mâchè masks, clay whistles
  • Creating original multimedia works of art
  • Examples: television broadcasts, digital imaging, multimedia presentations
  • Creating original works of art using observational skills
  • Examples: drawing a shoe; painting a still life; creating a landscape in mixed-media; creating timed, gesture studies of a figure
     
    AED (6-8) Visual Arts
    4. Discuss strengths and weaknesses of a personal portfolio or other work of art.
  • Defining the four-step process of critical analysis, including describing what is seen, analyzing how each artist arranged the elements of art and principles of design, interpreting expressive intent and purpose, and judging the effectiveness of communication
  • Example: analyzing Miriam Schapiro's The Poet #2 by asking "What do I see in the painting'," "How did the artist organize the elements of art and principles of design'," "What is the message that the artist is trying to convey'," and "How effective is the artwork'"
     

     


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