Visual Movement painting The next Principal of art that will be

Visual Movement painting
The next Principal of art that will be explored will be movement. Now, we are not talking about actual
or implied movement. We are exploring visual movement. The eye and brain wants to read and absorb
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Visual movement is the artist’s ability to move the viewer’s eye through the art work without
actual animation or implying movement. This can be done in different ways such as:
Size change
Shape change
Color change
Converging lines
Leading lines (lines leading the eye through the work)
Typically any change is made gradually to make the viewer’s eye move through the art work. For
Can you name which type of movements each of these might be?
Your assignment is to try to create visual movement…with at least two ways listed above…hint: color will
be one!
1. You will first try a couple of different way to show visual movement on the sketch paper that
you folded in half.
2. You will decide what color choices will be made to help with visual movement (think tints
shades and color schemes that we have studied already).
3. Show me your plan and tell me what color choices you are going to use. I will give you your mat
4. Draw, very lightly, your design choice on the mat board (if your pencil is too dark it will show
through the paint and possible prevent the visual movement you are trying to create).
5. Paint VERY neatly following your plan. If it turns out to not show visual movement fix it!
6. You may choose to either fill the background in with a color or choose to leave it, just be mindful
of your design choice.
7. Check your rubric before claiming to be done! Also, ask three others before you ask me!
Visual Movement Rubric
The student has tried more than one plan to show visual
movement. The student has chosen a color scheme that will
assist in showing visual movement.
Quality Craftsmanship:
Student has drawn very lightly in pencil and no pencil shows
through the paint. The painting is neat and the painting
crispness assists in showing visual movement.
Work Ethic:
Student has used all class time given to follow the original plan.
The student spent time fixing mistakes and made design choices
along the way as necessary. A student who missed class
arranged for more time before or after school by appointment
Student has signed their signature in the lower right hand
corner, on the front. The student had written their name, the
date, and the period on the back in legible print.