COMPOSITION- The process of arranging shapes and forms into a unified whole for artistic expression.
ELEMENTS- "The ingredients"
Line
Shape
Form
Color
Texture
Space
Value
 
PRINCIPLES- "The recipe"
Unity
Harmony
Balance
Rythym
Repetition
Contrast
Emphasis
Variety
Movement
 
“An idea is our visual reaction to something seen-- in real life, in our memory, in our imagination, in our dreams.”
-
Anna Held Audette
Author, "The Blank Canvas"

National Standards for
Visual Arts Education

Understanding and applying media,
techniques and processes

Using knowledge of structures and functions

Choosing and evaluating a range of
subject matter, symbols and ideas

Understanding the visual arts in
relation to history and cultures

Reflecting upon and assessing the
characteristics and merits of their
work and the work of others

Making connections between
visual arts and other disciplines.

 

 

"In terms of art, the only real answer that I know of is to do it. If you don't do it, you don't know what might happen."
-Harry Calahan
The New York Times

“The arts are fundamental resources through which the world is viewed, meaning is created, and the mind developed.”
-Elliot W Eisner, Professor of Education and Art, Stanford University

"He who works with his
hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his
heart is an artist."

-St Francis of Assisi