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Lines | Unity & Variety

Last week you were introduced to Project 2: Dynamic Composition which focus on the Element of Design Line and Principles of Organization Unity and Emphasis & Focal Point. You were also asked to work on Project 3: Photography, Repetition and Grid by tackling the project's steps 1, 2 and 3.

This week we will critique Project 2, work on Project 3: Photography, Repetition and Grid and go over the first Self-evaluation.

Homework Due for Class 3

Project 2 | Dynamic Compositions Finalized.
Due in the beginning of Class 3.

Design Basics: Unity

After reading Design Basics: Unity and going through the Principles of Organization: Unity presentation complete the sentences, answer the questions and/or find visual examples as requested below.

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A. Complete the sentences below as they appear in the book.

"Unity means that a congruity or agreement exists among the elements in a design; they look as though they ____________________ _____________________(1 & 2), as though some visual connection beyond mere chance has caused them to come together. Another term for the same idea is ___________________(3). If the various elements are not harmonious, if they appear _____________________(4) or ____________________ (5), your composition falls apart and lacks unity."

"Since early in the twentieth century, psychologists have done a great deal of research on _________________________ (6) perception, attempting to discover just how the eye and brain function together. [ . . . ] The most widely known of these perception studies is called the _____________________ (7) theory of visual psychology."

B. For each one of the following visual concepts you need to post a strong vidual example of a composition:
(There are eight visual concepts so you need eight different visual examples.)

8. Strong Unity.
9. Continuity
10. Repetition
11. Alignment
12. Proximity
13. Effective use of a Grid System
14. Repetition with emphasis on Unity
15. Repetition with emphasis on Variety
16. Chaos
17. Strong Focal Point respecting the Rule of Thirds
18. Strong Visual Flow

On your sketchbook or notebook handwrite the definitions for the following words:
Composition, Creative Brainstorming, Craftsmanship, Subject Matter, Content, Form, Context, Representational, Naturalism, Abstraction, Non-representational/Objective, Unity, Rule of Thirds, Contrast, Alignment, Repetition, Proximity, Harmony, Balance, Symmetry, Asymmetrical Balance.
You can find some of the definitions under the link Resources/Vocabulary Words.

Have Project 3 | Photography, Repetition & the Grid Steps 1 to 3 to work in class. Do not fold, bend or wrinkle the work.
Printed Photographs or High-gloss Magazine Cut-outs | 14” x 17” Bristol Board | HB Mechanical Pencil | Vinyl Eraser | Ruler | Xacto Knife | Cutting Mat | Scissors | Glue Stick | Rubber Cement.

In Class


What it takes to teach and learn?

Blackboard Post 3 | Unity & Variety

Vocabulary Words 1

Homework for Class 4

After reading Design Basics: Line pps 128 [Introduction] to 139 [end of Creating Variety & Emphasis post on Blackboard Discussion Board topic: "3. Reading Response | Line" visual examples (Magazines or Internet) of:
1. Actual Lines
2. Implied Lines
3. Psychic Lines
4. Contour Drawing
5. Gesture Drawing
6. Angry Lines
7. Calm Lines
8. Stable Lines
9. Happy Lines
A. Dark Line Technique
B. Explicit Line
C. Lost-and-Found Contour
D. Inherent Line

On your sketchbook or notebook handwrite the definitions for the words below. Once you are done take a picture of the vocab words and upload them to BrightSpace::
Line, Shape, Space, Actual Lines, Implied Lines, Psychic Lines, Curvilinear, Rectilinear, Geometric, Organic/Biomorphic, Complex Shape, Positive Space, Negative Space, Figure, Ground, Background, Concave Shapes, Convex Shapes, Emphasis, Focal Point, Visual Flow, Concept, Critique.
You can find some of the definitions under the link Resources/Vocabulary Words.

Sketchbook | HB Mechanical Pencil | Eraser | Ruler | PITT Pen (Black)