Overview:  In this unit students will explore the elements of design: color, line, shape, texture, space, and form.  Through a variety of media students will create original works of art applying the above elements.  Students will also be introduced to a variety of artists whose work exemplifies the various elements studied.


    The knowledge of color can help artists communicate their ideas more effectively.

    Line is a path through space that can convey emotions.

    Shape is two-dimensional and can be generalized into organic and geometric categories.

    Accurate representation of texture in art helps create visual interest.

    Form is a three-dimensional shape, either real or an illusion.

    Values are the lights and darks that create contrast in composition.

    The use of space in design helps define perspective and depth.



    Students will be able to:

    paint with watercolor and tempera using wet on wet and wet on dry painting techniques

    use a variety of tools to paint an image.

    mix secondary colors from primary colors.

    use foreground and background to create depth.

    create a two-dimensional rubbing and/or collage that demonstrates texture.

    create mobiles, masks, or clay projects using a variety of materials.

    use a color wheel to select colors for a variety of art projects.

    use printmaking techniques to create a variety of images.

    create images using mixed media

    properly clean and store art materials and tools.


                Assessment strategies include written self-assessment and reflection of works created.  Students will use an artistic journal to record and reflect on work and its application of concepts presented.

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