Concepts in Design: Week TwoWritten: Aug 12 2005, revised 8/6/2011, by Donna Young
This Page - Book & Chapter
- AOP LifePac Electives
- Unit I: Concepts in Design
1. The Design Process - Week Two - Monday - Wednesday
2. Principles of Design and Composition - Starts Thursday
This week was on the light side.
She completed page 14 and the two shading exercises on that page. For exercise 1.4a, I supplied her with many 1 inch square pieces of newspaper to select from. To get the pieces, I cut through several layers of newspaper at once in several places with an x-acto knife.
Value Scale in Newsprint
Before class, I cut one-inch squares through layers of newsprint. Holly sorted through the squares, selecting 10 for the value scale activity. [Activity 1.4a, page 14 ]
She read pages 15-18. For Activity 1.5 she decided to use Drawing 1a Worksheet #113 instead of hunting images from a magazine to glue into squares and then draw them. You can find more worksheets similar to Drawing 1a Worksheet #113 at http://art.donnayoung.org/draw1.htm
For Activity 1.6, Holly made one tangram as instructed with one sheet of construction paper. After that, she used a printable that I made just for this class to print 12 small tangrams for the rest of the activity. Six Tangrams
Wednesday - This Ends Part I The Design Process
Self test 1
-=--=-Begins Part II Principles of Design and Composition-=--=-
She read pages 20-24. In the 3 sets of 5 squares, she drew at least two examples of each of the three principles of balance discussed in the lesson (symmetrical, asymmetrical, radial).
She read pages 25-26 and did Activity 2.1. She learned how to safely use an x-acto knife on the first piece of construction paper. On the second sheet of construction paper, she cut out a nice positive/negative design and glued it to a piece of white construction paper.
Note about the paper sizes that we used:
9"x12" black construction paper
12"x18" white construction paper
That is it for this week.
NEXT - WEEK 3 Principles of Design and Composition, continued