The Principles of Art
By this grade, students have already been exposed to the principles, or rules, of art. It is now time to individually study 6 of these principles in depth, thereby developing a thorough understanding of each of them. These principles include balance, unity, emphasis, pattern/rhythm, contrast, and movement. The students will learn by exploring artists who have mastered these principles. Critiques and projects in each will further their understanding of the importance of each of these principles in art.