Feb 05, 2015 at 01:19 PM

Principles of Design in Teaching Art

By Kidz Engineering 101

Principles of Design in Teaching Art

by Irene Rinta

Anybody can do art. My approach in teaching art is to start with the basic principles of design and not the rules becasue the rules will follow naturally. It is by learning the principles that anybody's art can be made to communicate to its audience, be it...

"movement" as in a signage

"proportion" as in a historical painting conveying power

"balance" as in a sculpture

"emphasis" as in capturing weather in a photo

"harmony" as in a mural with many elements organized to depict one moment of political situation

"proportion" as in a portrait

"pattern" as in fabric design

"repetition" as in a drawing of a ball springing out

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Hi Irene, Your presentation was just great! Thank you so much for sharing your expertise and passion. The students were captivated and you stimulated new interest and curiosity. Thank you for your kindness and generosity in sharing your time and talent.
Karen Morse, M.A.
The Knox School of Santa Barbara 1525 Santa Barbara St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 222-0107 www.knoxschoolsb.org