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A balanced composition or design is one where the visual weights of all the elements are equally distributed. Balance- principle of design Gorzycki MS.

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1 A balanced composition or design is one where the visual weights of all the elements are equally distributed. Balance- principle of design Gorzycki MS Art

2 When do you think about Balance?

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7 And in Design!!!!!!

8 Symmetrical balance

9 Symmetrical Balance Symmetrical balance occurs when visual elements are mirrored from side to side or top to bottom. When symmetry occurs with similar, but not identical, forms it is called approximate or formal symmetry.

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11 Asymmetrical balance

12 Asymmetrical Balance Asymmetrical balance occurs when the weight of a composition is not exactly mirrored, yet still achieves a sense of harmony in the design. Often there is one dominant form that is offset by many smaller forms. In general, asymmetrical compositions tend to have a greater sense of visual tension. Asymmetrical balance is also known as informal balance.

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14 Radial balance

15 Radial Balance Elements of a design radiate from a central focal point in a balanced, almost circular scheme. The central point does not have to be in the dead center of the design. Radial balance is used infrequently.

16 Mandala

17 Millions of grains of sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of days or weeks before ultimately being dismantled in order to release and disseminate the deity's blessings into the world

18 The designs are made fromTibetan images that includes geometric shapes and a multitude of historical Buddhist spiritual symbols. he sand-painted mandala is used as a tool for consecrating, or blessing, the earth and its inhabitants, and provides for the practitioner a visual framework for establishing the enlightened mind of the Buddha

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20 What type of Balance do the Tibetan Monks use in their Mandalas? Symmetrical Asymmetrical Radial

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22 What are symbols that you use everyday?

23 ArELETTERSSYMBOLS?ArELETTERSSYMBOLS?

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25 What are fonts? Be patient with me while I load the you tube video = ) history of typography What art elements does the narrator use to describe the differences?

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27 How does this all connect? Your project: 1.Find a saying or word that is inspirational to you. (mine: Dream it!) 2.Select an established font to use. ( I used the Disney font) 3.Draw it to completely fill the triangle. (more on creating the triangles later) 4.Trace with ebony pencil and rub to transfer to create a radially balanced design using the symbols of american writing to create a mandala 5.Outline with sharpie, erase smudges 6.Select a color scheme, use prisma colors to color each triangle identically.


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