Oral Presentation

Approximate size, materials, length or time, how it was constructed; from
beginning to end, problems and how you tried to solve them.
Discuss the elements and principles you were concerned with.
What were you emphasizing?
What were you concerned in expressing or communicating in work, having
meaning. Concept behind the work. How were the ideas developed? Expressive
qualities that are present in the art.
Discuss all your successes and failures, in composition, choice of materials, and
theme or concept. Do you think your idea and design were developed well? Do
not discuss construction problems.
Space, line, shape, form, color, value and texture. The tools or symbols the artist works with to create
and artwork according to the principles of design.
Line: Element of art that is a continuous mark made on a surface with a pointed, moving tool. A line is
also considered the path of a dot through space and is used by an artist to control the viewer's eye
Shape: Element of art that is two-dimensional and encloses space.
Form: Element of art that is three-dimensional and encloses space.
Space: Element of art referring to the emptiness of area between, around, above, below, or within objects.
Value: Element of art that deals with darkness or lightness. Value depends on how much light a surface
Color: Element of art derived from reflective light. Color has three properties--hue, value, and intensity.
Texture: Element of art that refers to how things feel or how they look like they might feel on the surface
balance, pattern, emphasis, rhythm, contrast, movement, emphasis, and unity. The methods or
techniques that artist use to organize or design artworks by controlling and ordering the elements of
art*/elements of design.
Balance: principle of design that deals with arranging visual elements in a work of art equally
Rhythm: Principle of design that repeats elements to create the illusion of visual movement.
Movement: Principle of design that deals with creating the illusion of action or physical change in
*PATTERN: Principle of design that uses the art elements in planned or random repetitions to enhance
surfaces of paintings or sculptures. Pattern increases visual excitement by enriching surface interest.
*CONTRAST--Variety: Principle of design concerned with difference and contrast in values, colors,
textures, shapes and other elements. Contrasts create a visual excitement and add interest to the work.
Emphasis: Principle of design that stressed an element or area in a work of art to make it attract the
viewer's attention first. The element noticed first is called a dominant--the element noticed later is a
Unity: Principle of design that allows the viewer to see a combination of elements, principles and media
as a whole. Unity is created by harmony, simplicity, repetition, proximity, and continuation. Unity is
achieved, when all the elements in a work look as though they belong together.