After a short review of the previous lesson and a quick practice analyzing the Elements of Art used in an artwork, we will move to the Principles of Design (Proportion/Scale, Rhythm, Movement, Pattern, Emphasis, Harmony/Unity, Contrast/Variety, Balance). After a description of each while viewing them in various artworks, students will demonstrate their understanding by using IFX elements to demonstrate some of the Principles. Then, we will discuss how these Principles of Design are used to organize the Elements of Art, creating the COMPOSITION of the artwork. We will practice with new works of art, and if time permits, a 360 trip to the Milwaukee Art Museum.
By the end of session 3, students will be able to look at an unfamiliar artwork and analyze its composition through a discussion of the Elements and Principles, completing step 2 (ANALYZE) of the art criticism process.
Describe how the artist uses the elements of art.
How are the principles of art used to organize the elements? What is the composition?
Talk about what elements are used with what principles. For example, if you talk about rhythm, which element is repeated?
Students will manipulate IFX to demonstrate understanding of the principles of art.
If time permits, we will practice analyzing art on a 360 tour of the Milwaukee Art Museum.