Module 2: Fundamentals of Artistic Expression

2.1: The Elements of Art & Principles of Design

  • Understanding the building blocks of artistic creation: Line, Shape, Color, Texture, and Space.
  • Exploring how these elements work together to create a balanced composition.
  • Hands-on exercises for practicing with each element.

2.2: Colors, Textures, and Techniques

  • Introduction to color theory and its application in art.
  • Exploration of texture: How different materials and techniques can create varied effects.
  • Exercises to experiment with different textures and techniques in your artwork.

2.3: Introduction to Mixed Media Art

  • Defining mixed media art: What it is, its history, and examples.
  • Understanding how to effectively combine different media.
  • Creating a simple mixed media art project.

2.4: Collaging – The Art of Assembling

  • Discussing the history and types of collage.
  • The role of composition, balance, and theme in successful collage work.
  • Hands-on exercise: Creating a personal collage piece using found materials.

2.5: Understanding Composition and Balance in Art

  • Defining composition and balance in the context of visual art.
  • Discussing various techniques to achieve good composition and balance.
  • Hands-on exercise: Creating artwork focusing on composition and balance.