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Re: Elements, Principles & Artists


From: The Hammond Family (bhammond_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Apr 22 2004 - 18:45:26 PDT

I compare the elements and principles to the ingredients (elements) and the
recipe (Principles or how the ingrdients are put together)
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Subject: RE: Elements, Principles & Artists

> Sometimes I compare the P&E's to English...
> it takes lines to create letters that become shapes, to create words,
etc....and then the way they are put together for sentences, phrases,
paragraphs, etc.
> Carolyn
> > I explain the elements as the basic building blocks of a piece of
artwork and the principles as the way in which the artist puts the elements
together. I often use the analogy of the foundation of a house and the
framework. Linda in NC
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