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February 26, 2020

The Gestalt Principles of Grouping and Hierarchy 

  • Gestalt principles explain how the eye creates a whole (gestalt) from parts.

The power of white space for grouping derives from the Gestalt principle of grouping. Here are the six principles identified by the Gesta...

February 26, 2020

The fundamentals of pattern recognition:

Pattern collections are very personal style statements and fabulous opportunities for self-expression. We are looking to develop their skills with color, texture and personal style.

Dots, Lines, Grids, Patterns.

Every pattern beg...

November 20, 2019

When you're looking at a painting critically with a view to giving a critique here are some of the things you might need to consider, such as;

Composition: How have the elements of the painting been placed? Does your eye flow across the whole painting or does one elemen...

November 19, 2019

"I shut my eyes in order to see.”-Paul Gauguin

Symbolism is an artistic movement and style using symbolic images and indirect suggestion to express mystical ideas, emotions, and states of mind. It originated in late 19th-century in France and Belgium. Symbolism in art...

November 18, 2019

Line is simply a moving dot. It is the most basic element of art. Light can also create an illusion of form. Line is the most fundamental element of art. Line quality is the thickness of thinness of a line. Line quality can be used to add variety and the illusion of fo...

November 17, 2019

Composition is all about the balance and dynamics within a picture. It is a vast and fascinating subject.

A Good composition is one of the most important parts of aspects of image making process. When a planned composition works it captivates the viewers' attention and...

November 16, 2019

Space is the area around above and within the objects. Feeling of space in a drawing is always an illusion.

Figure and Ground Relationship:

A figure is an element or shape placed on a canvas or other background. Ground is the space of the picture plane.

Figure-ground theo...

November 14, 2019

Value is one of the seven elements of art.

Value deals with the lightness or darkness of a colour.  Since we see objects and understand objects because of how dark or light they are, value is the most important element of art.

If you understand and implement value correc...

November 14, 2019

We will practice tone by Painting a Gray Scale or Value Scale. 

Let's first answer the questions below? 


  • What is a form?

  • Do you remember what a geometric shape is? Name  some.

 Shading exercise 1: Shade in the cylinder and cube, cone shapes belo...

November 12, 2019

Colour is the element of art that refers to reflected light. 

Colour theory can be broken down into three parts, colour wheel, colour value, colour schemes, each part of colour theory builds on the previous. Understanding each section will help you understand its import...

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