The students at Wayland Elementary are expected to understand the principles of visual art design and the vocabulary related to each of the principles. The more students understand the priniciples of design, the greater their ability to create, and interpret or critique the artwork of other artists.
Principles of Design:
The repetitions or differences used in artwork
The Focal Point (s) in pieces of artwork
The Most Important aspect or object in a piece of artwork
The difference between elements of artwork
Color Contrast, Shape Contrast, etc.
The symmetry and asymmetry of artwork
Elementary students will not study the following priniciples of design.
These will be studied in middle school and high school.