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Elements of Design

This section introduces the ingredients for a good layout - the Elements of Design. These are line, shape, texture, space, size, value and color. Which elements you choose and how you combine them will depend on the type of project and the message or feeling you want to communicate. Understanding the 7 elements is the key to make the right choices for a layout.

Vocabulary for Elements of Design Packet

  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture
  • Space
  • Size
  • Value
  • Color
  • Rule
  • Bleed
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  • Geometric Shape
  • Natural Shape
  • Abstract Shape
  • Tactile Texture
  • Visual Texture
  • Pattern
  • Negative vs Positive Space
  • Focal Points
  • High Contrast vs Low Contrast

Project Sheet PDF

Identify & utilize the Elements of Design & Safely demonstrate the professional use of an Xacto knife

Demonstrate the creative use of each assigned element of design while working independently. Later you will joining a team to pull all the 7 elements together as a large scale instructional poster.

Using images from multiple magazines, creatively demonstrate your use of collage by visually depicting your assigned element of design on the provided bristol board to the criteria detailed in the above PDF.

Reading & MAX Strategy:
Utilizing "Previewing" as a reading strategy, we will be implementing the Seven Elements of Design Packet

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