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Elements of Design. The Elements of Design are considered the TOOLS of design. The Principles of Design are considered the RULES of design.

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1 Elements of Design

2 The Elements of Design are considered the TOOLS of design. The Principles of Design are considered the RULES of design.

3 Elements of Design Space Shape Form Line Texture Color Some Short Fellas Like Tall Chicks!

4 Ingredients = Elements Tells you what you need The Elements and Principles of design are like a recipe… Directions = Principles Tells you how to use what you need

5 Raspberry Kisses spoonful of Cream Cheese Spread Spoonful Seedless raspberry jam or preserves Powdered sugar Directions: (Principles) 1.Lay out your NILLA Wafers on the table flat side up. 2.Spread your spoonful of Cream Cheese Spread on top of the Wafer. 3.Top your spread with your spoonful of jam. Space Shape Form Texture Line Color

6 2 General design choices with space Fill the space Add positive space OR Leave much of it empty Accept the negative space

7 Fill the space…

8 Leave it empty…

9 Space The area a designer works with. Negative Space Empty space EXAMPLE: the area under the desk Positive Space Filled space EXAMPLE: the desk All rooms should have a balance of both positive and negative space.

10 Positive and Negative Space Positive space: space that is filled with color, texture, form, or mass. This could be walls, furnishings, art, area rugs, or even graphics or scenes painted on walls. Negative space: The empty space surrounding the positive space-the windows between works or art, the space between furniture pieces, or even the cubic footage.

11 Positive and negative space The positive and negative space should be balanced in amount and placement. Although, some areas are primarily positive space or primarily negative space.

12 How to make an area seem more SPACIOUS Allow large openings between rooms so the eye can travel to adjacent rooms.

13 How to make an area seem more SPACIOUS Place large furniture pieces near walls and perpendicular to walls so they dont break the space into smaller segments.

14 How to make an area seem more SPACIOUS Use small furniture, patterns, and textures.

15 How to make an area seem more SPACIOUS Use a minimum of furnishings and accessories.

16 How to make an area seem more SPACIOUS Allow for empty space between furniture or on walls.

17 How to make an area seem more SPACIOUS Use light, cool colors.

18 How to make an area seem more SPACIOUS Place lighting around the outside of the room.

19 Different sizes of space convey different feelings Large, open spaces give many people a feeling of freedom and luxury. Too much empty space can make someone feel lonely and uncomfortable Well designed small spaces can make people feel snug and secure. Uncomfortable small spaces give a feeling of confinement.

20 How to make an area seem more INTIMATE Place furniture perpendicular to walls as room dividers.

21 How to make an area seem more INTIMATE Use furniture of different heights to break a long, unobstructed view.

22 How to make an area seem more INTIMATE Group furniture according to areas of activity.

23 How to make an area seem more INTIMATE Use large furniture that sits directly on the floor.

24 How to make an area seem more INTIMATE Use contrasting patterns, colors, and textures.

25 How to make an area seem more INTIMATE Use warm, dark colors.

26 How to make an area seem more INTIMATE Use natural lighting and be careful when using artificial lighting.

27 How to make an area seem more INTIMATE Use soft, rough textures to absorb sound and make the room feel private and intimate.

28 What do you see? Positive or Negative?

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31 Assignment 1 introduction…

32 Positive & Negative Space Assignment #1 Cut a shape from a half sheet of black paper. Then cut that shape into at least 9 more pieces. Reform the pieces of your shape onto a white piece of paper to reflect positive and negative space. Experiment with different amounts of space. Glue the pieces down after deciding on the most pleasing arrangement. Create a portfolio page with this design. Your description will include what part of your picture is positive space and which part is negative, as well as an explanation of why the new design is more interesting than the original shape you started with.

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36 Space Assignment #2 Open & Closed Space Find pictures in magazines of pictures that represent rooms with: Open Space Closed Space Title the two pages Open Space Room and Closed Space Room In your description, include the feelings the space might make one feel as well as the influence it makes on how the size of the room feels.


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