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Re: 5 modes of design

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Bicyclken_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Thu Apr 04 2002 - 16:35:07 PST


I do a project with the five modes of design. I call them modes because they
are styles or types of design areas that I can teach. I list them as:

1. Naturalism- (photo realistic)
2. Realism- ( representational)
3. Stylized- ( simplification of details)
4. Abstraction- (distortion and overlapping to create new shapes)
5. Nonobjective- ( no recognizable object, elements producing the principles
of design.

In Art 1, I have a project in which they use all the modes of design with
one simple object that they choose. They draw it realistically and then use
paint to show the other modes, all in one composition. They can divide it
into areas or have them intertwine with each other.

Ken Schwab
San Jose CA

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