arrange the same pieces of colored paper in different ways to make eight different compositions to show these eight different principles of design in seven compositions. some compositions will have more than one element, however, you must illustrate all of them.
Lay the paper out and using an iPad photograph each composition and record the image on your weebly site in a gallery with a caption . Pick your favorite one and glue that down.
This should take a few days - don't rush - get the best compositions you can. Think about how we imply space with overlap, relative size (implied perspective - smaller things recede in space) as well as chiaroscuro (aerial perspective) Brighter things come forward. (Notice when you're in bellevue Mt. Si is very light blue, but as you get closer it appears darker.)
Balance is created in a work of art when textures, colors, forms, or shapes are combined harmoniously. In this image, notice how the photographer achieves a sense of balance by dividing the image into two sections: one half occupied by trees, and the other half by the water.
Contrast is the use of elements of design that do not seem to go together to hold the viewer's attention and to guide the viewer's eye through the artwork by creating visual tension. In an image, elements that are quite different show contrast.
Movement is the way a viewer's eye is directed to move through a composition, often to areas of emphasis. Movement can be directed by lines, contrasting shapes, or colors within the artwork.
Emphasis or focus is created in a work of art when the artist contrasts colors, textures, or shapes to direct your viewing towards a particular part of the image.
Pattern is the repetition of a shape, form, or texture across a work of art.
Rhythm is the repetition of pattern to create the expectation that the pattern will continue.
Proportion is created when the sizes of elements in a work of art are combined harmoniously. Sometimes changes in Scale - making large things small or large things small - can change or perceptions.
Unity is created when the principles of analysis are present in a composition and in harmony - things go together. Some images have a complete sense of unity, while some artists deliberately avoid formal unity to create feelings of tension and anxiety. Unity is the other end of the spectrum from contrast.
Some ideas from Henri Matisse