Author: Sharon Jeffus

Frogs & Center of Interest (Art Through the Year Season 2 Episode 7)

In this lesson, we will study an important principle of design (art)—center of interest or emphasis. The center of interest is where we first look when viewing a picture or work of art. First, we’ll look at master artists, and see how they use this principle of design in their artwork. Then we’ll apply this principle to create a center of interest in our own pictures.

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Sculptures and Form (Art Through the Year Season 2 Episode 6)

In this lesson, we will study the element of art, form—objects having three dimensions. Form is very important in sculptures, since they have depth as well as width and height. In this lesson’s project, we’ll use the elements of art, shape and form to create a sculpture of Pinocchio. First, we’ll draw a preliminary sketch of the shapes and then create the forms in clay.

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Jungle Fun in Art (Art Through the Year Season 2 Episode 5)

In this lesson, we will study jungles and one of their beautiful inhabitants—monkeys. So far in this series, we’ve studied the elements of art: line, shape, texture and color. We will introduce the next element of art in this lesson: value. First, we’ll look at jungle paintings by master artist Henri Rousseau, and learn how he interpreted their values of color.

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