It looks like you've heard of the principles of design, but maybe haven't learned much about them. You likely use them in some of your work, but you're unsure how to make intentional decisions about which you should use and why.
Take a few minutes to watch this video for a brief introduction: Click here
Next, watch this video.
Next, spend some time creating. Pull out your sketchbook and begin exploring the principles of design. Complete one spread for each principle. You should be creating sketches, collages, or mixed media pieces that best represent each principle. Write a few sentences reflecting on each page spread.
You have some understanding of the principles of design, but could use a bit more practice so that you can feel confident about the decisions that you're making.
Watch this video. As you watch the video listen to the words that he uses as you're going to hear him reference a lot of the principles of design.
Assignment: Through the video you learned about creating interesting composition through the use of contrast. In your sketchbook, or on the computer create 3 compositions with a focus on using contrast.
You've been paying attention! You have a solid grasp on the principles of design.
It's time to explore where you can go with a love for art and an understanding of how to create work that looks and communicates in the way that you want it to.
Lettering Artistry with Jessica Hische
Mail Art with David Wilson
Constructed Landscape - Paula McCartney | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios
You watched videos that explored lettering, collage, and setting up a scene. Select the idea that was the most interesting to you, and create your own piece. As you work keep the principles of design in mind. Once you're finished, identify the 2 principles that play the most important role in your work and explain why.