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RE: Principles and Elements


From: Meredith Steele (meredith_steele_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Oct 25 2001 - 12:30:34 PDT


I've had students create what I call a "Visual Vocabulary" as a sketchbook
assignment, in which they create little illustrations for all of the
elements and principles.
You could have them do this before or in conjunction w/ the still life

Or, create a rubric in which the still life must have something like: 3
repeating shapes, a focal point and two subordinate focal points, 4
different kinds of lines, etc, something like that in which you get them
thinking about the principles/elements as they include them in their still
life drawing/painting.

Good luck.

Meredith Steele
Cary Academy
Upper School Visual Art
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 -----Original Message-----
From: Krista Ranly []
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2001 2:45 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Principles and Elements

I am currently a student teacher in Ohio and am looking for suggestions
for an approach for introducing the elements and principles of design to a
beginning high school painting and drawing class. The students will be
drawing a still-life made up of American flags, band instruments, and band
uniform parts. I am open to any suggestions as I try to find an
interesting way to present the elements and principles.