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Re: DESIGN ELEMENT-FORM

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Bicyclken
Tue, 8 Sep 1998 19:48:36 EDT


Shape and form are a good combination. Too illustrate this use a flat white
circle cut out of a piece of paper and a white styrofoam ball. Glue the paper
circle onto a dark paper. Shine a lamp in a dark room on the white paper and
explain that this is a shape, flat and 2 dimensional, next shine the light on
the styrofoam ball with a black background and say this is a form.

Explain how the form is a three-dimensional shape and show how high-light,
shade, shadow,reflected light, and backshading create the form. Now, have
them shade some forms using the 5 principles of shading, using gradations, and
they can finish in one period. Have some other styrofoam forms to see, such
as cones, cubes(board), pyramids (board), cylinders, and prisms.

Ken Schwab
San Jose, CA