Monday, January 25, 2010

1/25 & 1/26: Text in Art

Students and Parents,
In class today, a handout was given which contained some very important information regarding what we have already learned and what we are about to learn.
This handout included such groupings as Elements of Design and Principles of Design.
See the document attached for an easy download.

We also discussed more in depth the notion of "Balance" (principle of design) in art.
Symmetrical Designs vs. Asymmetrical Designs

Symmetry = dissecting a design either on the y (vertical) axis and/or on the x (horizontal) axis.
Asymmetry = an unequal balance.

Cross = symmetrical
Sailboat = asymmetrical

In-Class activity:
Students were asked to find a symbol that they have some personal connection with. Drawing the symbol in a few different ways, the student is simply drawing the outline of it. Within the chosen symbol, the student needs to add text. The text needs to have some direct correlation to the symbol itself. The text can come from a number of locations: lyrics of a song, poem, journal entry, commonly used words that go along with the symbol...

Text= Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you will feed him for a lifetime
Symbol= fish

have a symbol and text ready for a second sketch on Weds/Thurs


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