“Elements and Principles of design” Unit Presentation Ruth Arce
“A man paints with his brains and not with his hands”-Michelangelo
Summary • This unit is an introduction to the elements and principles of design. Students will gain knowledge that will allow them to understand, appreciate and discuss works of art. They will also be able to effectively use the elements and principles of design to express their individuality and perspectives in projects in where they will create their own works of art.
Unit Objectives • Students will observe, analyze, discuss, and write about the visual aspects in works of art through the recognition and application of the principles of design. • Students will examine, describe, and analyze works of art to effectively identify the principles of design used, focusing on dominance and subordination. • Students will gather information, analyze, describe, and explain how the use of certain principle of design affects the information translated through the visual organization of a work of art.
Target Content Standards Develop Perceptual Skills and Visual Arts Vocabulary • 1.1 Identify and use the principles of design to discuss, analyze, and write about visual aspects in the environment and in works of art, including their own. • 1.2 Describe the principles of design as used in works of art, focusing on dominance and subordination. Analyze Art Elements and Principles of Design • 1.4 Analyze and describe how the composition of a work of art is affected by the use of a particular principle of design.
Curriculum Framing Questions Essential Question • How can we communicate without words? Unit Question • How do artists communicate through art? Content Questions • Which dominating elements or principles of design are used to convey the artist’s idea in a specified work of art? • What are elements or principles of design that are used to capture your attention in a specified work of art.
Assessment of Student Learning • Informative assessments will be made before project work begins through Brainstormingand Think Pair Share to help determine a students’ background, skills, attitude, and misconceptions. As students work on projects and complete tasks they will collaboratively contribute to the development of their peers’ production of quality work by providing peerfeedback. Constant group monitoring will provide information to assess collaborate skills and encouragement for students to work together and complete tasks. Once the project is complete, students will demonstrate understanding of new material through a presentationtheir finished product to classmates. A summative assessments will take place as a score is given to the finish productbased on a grading rubric criteria.
Project Learning • Through this method students will have the exciting opportunity to construct knowledge by engaging with class materials and working collaboratively with fellow classmates on projects. • 21st Century skills will be developed that allow students to be creative and innovative, think critically and make complex decisions, communicate and collaborate with other, become more aware and proficient in technology, and develop life and career skills.
Project Learning • Artistic technical skills will be enhanced as students work in projects that allow practice of artistic techniques. • Knowledge will be developed through the exposure of new information. • Comprehension and understanding will developed through discussions and application of new learnt material.
Unit summary • Students will be introduced to the elements and principles of design. It is very important for students to be interested in what they are being taught in order for them to be engaged. Students will be exposed to works of art that are appropriate and interesting for their age level to engage them in conversations about the works of art. Slowly the elements and principles will be introduced through discussions and trough different assignments they will be applied to art making. Students will also have the opportunity to express their ideas and individuality using the elements and principles of design by creating their own works of art. By the sharing their creations, they will gain insight to their peer's perspectives and artistic expressions. Students will develop artistic technical skills that will help them creatively express specific ideas and points of view.