Grade 8 Art In-class Quiz
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.
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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.
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
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