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I want to make a poster for the Elements of Art and one for the Principles of
Now, the poster is NOT the problem - it's which words to use......
The teacher at the local HS uses the following terms:
Elements: Line, texture, form, color, value, space
Principles: Emphasis, Movement, balance, repitition, contrast, space
My text book uses this set:
E: Line, Texture, Form, Shape, form, Space, Texture
P: Balance, Variety, Harmony, emphasis, proportion,movement, rhythm, unity
One more resource I found uses:
E:color, line, value, composition(shape & form)
P:balance, texture, symmetry & asymmetry, contrast, dominance,repitition,
rhythm, theme & variation, unity
I give up.....is there a STANDARD list somewhere???? If not, which should I
use....the list the HS teacher uses so we are "standardized" or the textbook
list for the middle school or something in between??? I certainly can see
that some of the terms mean the same things (a rose by any other name.....)
but I want the kids to get the right "language".....
Incidently.....our kids do NOT go to the HS I am referring to under normal
circumstances - they stay in our K-12 school where we offer NO art for HS (I
know.....but I am the only person who comes close to an art teacher at this
time). So it isn't like all these kids would go off and look stupid or
anything......I still want them to get the "right stuff."
Thanks....kim in oregon