Term 2: January to April 2020
Shanghai Then and Now-Art Deco
and Graphic Design
Week 1: What is graphic design? How might learning about graphic design help me in my own life both in and out of school?
Week 2: The Roaring 20’s.
What was happening in the world during the 1920’s and 1930’s?
How does this connect to artwork that was made during that time?
When you feel that you have some read some facts and UNDERSTAND what you’ve read. Jot down an interesting fact on a sticky note. Add it to our class poster under a specific category.
Let’s look at some artwork and FONTS from the 1920’s
Now, it’s your turn to try to draw some letters in the style of the 1920’s.
Week 3: Revising Fonts and Learning about the Principles of Design-Pattern and Balance
The Principles of Design
There are 7 principles of design, they are related to the 7 Elements of Art.
Can you remember what the 7 elements of art are?
The 7 principles of design are, Pattern, Balance, Contrast, Emphasis, Movement & Rhythm and Unity.
Watch this clip below from Art Heroes to get a taste of what each principle means. Be patient with yourself, they are not easy to understand.
Sometimes these Principles of Design and shown with slightly different names such as, Contrast, Proportion (the size of something in relation to the size of something else), Repetition (like pattern), Movement, Rhythm, Variety (difference), Emphasis, Balance, Unity and Harmony (is like the magic glue that makes everything stick together and creates cohesiveness, parts look good together).
Don’t worry too much about these new words, we will focus on the 7 principles of design, one by one.
WEEK 4: The Principles of Design.
This week let’s look at Contrast and Emphasis.
WEEK 5: The Principles of Design.
This week let’s look at Movement & Design
Movement & Rhythm
WEEK 6: UNITY
This week let’s look at our last element, Unity
Art Games and Helpful websites
Quick Draw by Google
Extra Art Resources for Term 2
Art Deco: Let’s learn some more about Art Deco together when we return to school. If you are curious about this art style, take a look at this video.
Think about-What does this style of art look like?
Back in school we will read a fact sheet on ART DECO, then try creating your own art deco motif or boarder pattern.
The History of Poster Design
Poster design has changed a lot over time. For detailed information on the History of Poster Design read some facts from International Poster Gallery
For a very brief look at the History of Posters, watch this short video on YouTube.
Next, read the fact sheet about architect Lazlo Hudec and watch this clip of his building designs in Shanghai.
Kathy Schrock’s clear picture of an infographic