Friday, August 7, 2009

A Conversation about Composition among fellow artists...

PROJECT COMPOSITIONAL CONVERSATIONS



I've been invited to participate in a unique experience! Organized by Terry Jarrard-Dimond. several fiber artists will create a work of art that will focus on a key part of all design -- composition.



This project is of special interest to me because it relates to some of the subject matter that I teach my beginning architecture design students. They are asked to consider the following when thinking about composition:



Elements of Design: The basic components used to create works of architecture or art. They include:

Line, Shape, Form, Color, Space, Texture, Value



Principles of Design: The qualities intrinsic to the choice and arrangement of elements of architecture or art. They are used to varying degrees to control and order the elements of design. They include:

Balance, Movement, Rhythm, Contrast, Emphasis, Pattern, Unity





A good source on the internet for basic fundamentals of design and art is: www.artlex.com



I am really looking forward to learning more about composition from the other artists!

The participating artists are: Rebecca Howdeshell, Beth Carney, Shelley Baird, Gayle Vickery Pritchard , Judi Hurwitt, Leslie Bixel, Fulvia Luciano, Marcia DeCamp, Marina Kamenskaya, Paula Swett, Valerie Goodwin, Kathy Loomis, Leslie Riley, and Terry Jarrard-Dimond.



This is our starting point: