in Fair Lawn's fifth grade Art program have gained a strong
understanding of the fundamentals in Art. Through grades 1-4, they have
developed and enhanced their knowledge of the Elements of Art and the
process by which they apply them to the Principles of Design.
combination of line, shape, color, value, space, and texture; the
students are able to execute a variety of works in a variety of media.
These projects explore the world around them, but more importantly,
encompasses the students' point of view in an empowering, creative
manner. The Principles of Art take these elements and organize them so a
work of art is pleasing to the artist and its viewers.
keeps the elements arranged in a way that makes all of an artworks'
parts visible. Patterns are represented in everything we see, from the
way a plant grows to the shingles on a house. Contrast is a concept
needed to show differences between various parts of the piece. Rhythm
in Art is a key component as it is in our everyday actions, walking,
breathing, talking, blinking, and naturally, music. Repetition of an
element of art shows rhythm at its best. Movement in a work of art
encourages the viewers eye to travel through the entire piece. Emphasis
or a pieces' focal point shows an artists' point of view.
of the Elements and Principles lead the artist and the viewer to a
complete harmonious, unified piece of art. The students' ultimate goal
is to travel through the experience gathering knowledge, confidence, and
a deeper creative ability.