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> I am about to get into student teaching, with a B.S. in Art Edcation.
>have dug pretty deep into the meaning of the elements & principles. These
>discussions are always in a lecture class for example Basic Design,
>Aestetics, Art for Children & Art History. In studio classes the elements
>etc. will come up only in critique. Professors are very careful not to
>suggest anything to us while we are creating. It is afterward these
>are discussed. Eventually things click together and then more pre thought
>be put into a piece. Not that that is a good thing. As a teacher you may
>these "rules" helpful for your more left brain anaylitical thinkers.
>By the way, I found out what the "location" of a Line is. It is very boring
>but here goes.
>"The control exercised over the measure, type, or direction of a line can
>enhanced or diminished by its specific location. According to its
>a line can serve to unify or divide, balance or unbalance a pictorial area.
>diagonal line might be soaring or plunging, depending upon its high or low
>position relative to the frame. The various attributes of line can act in
>concert toward one goal or can serve separate roles of expression and
>A fully developed work, therefore, may recognize and use all physical
>properties, although it is also possible that fewer than the total number
>be successfully used. This is true largely because of the dual role of
>properties. For instance, unity in a work might be achieved by repetition
>line length, at the same time that variety is being created through
>difference in the line's width, medium, or other properties." pgs. 80, 81.
> FUNDAMENTALS Theory And Practice. Written by, Ocvirk, Stinson, Wigg,
>Bone, Cayton. 8th. edition.