Grade 8 Art In-class Quiz

Salam students!

This morning we will be continuing our work on landscapes. As mentioned on Tuesday, we will have a quiz on the glossary terms we have to learn and understand for Art Class.

We will be looking at step-by-step descriptions of artist Mike Callahan’s creation of a painting called Sierra Splendor.In our notebooks, we will be writing the following title : “Principals of Design Quiz” with the date.

We will be asked to look at each step of his painting and figuring out whenever he is applying principals of design we have studied.

*******Copy and paste the following link in a new tab in our browser at the computer lab*******

We write down when we see him utilizing the principal and describing how he is using it. Please underline the principal of design you find.

For example, near the start, I would write:

The artist begins by choosing a colour for his art work.

Any questions?


Here are the Glossary Words

Balance. A principle of design. A feeling of

balance results when the elements of design

are arranged to create the impression of

equality in weight or importance.


Colour. An element of design. Colour is the

particular hue that is seen when light is

reflected off an object.


Cool colours. Colours that suggest coolness

(e.g., blue, green, purple). These colours tend

to recede and appear smaller in an art work.


Elements of design. Fundamental

components of art works. They include

colour, line, texture, shape, form, and space.


Emphasis. A principle of design. Emphasis

may be defined as the special attention or

importance given to one part or element in an

art work. Emphasis can be achieved through

placement, contrast, size, etc.


Hue. The common name of a colour (e.g., red).


Intensity. The brightness or dullness of a

colour. Pure colour is the most intense; adding

black or white will decrease its intensity.


Movement. A principle of design. Movement

is the way in which the elements of design are

organized so that the viewer’s eye is led

through the work of art in a systematic way.


Opaque colour. A flat colour, not



Principles of design. Principles or guidelines

used by artists to organize the visual elements

of an art work. They include balance,

emphasis, rhythm, unity, movement, variety,

harmony, and proportion.

Rhythm. A principle of design. Rhythm

involves the repetition of elements to create

the illusion of movement.


Shade. A dark value of a colour obtained by

adding black to a pure colour.


Temperature of colour. Generally speaking,

colours are either cool or warm.


Texture. An element of design. Texture is the

feel or appearance of an object or material.


Tint. A light value of a colour obtained by

adding white to a pure colour.


Translucent colour. A semi-transparent



Unity. A principle of design. Unity is the

coherence of a work that gives the viewer

the feeling that all the parts of the piece are

working together.


Value. The lightness or darkness of a colour.


Variety. A principle of design. Achieving

variety involves the use of differences or



Warm colours. Colours that suggest warmth

(e.g., red, orange, yellow). These colours tend

to come forward and appear bigger in an art






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