I've had many requests to make something with the Principles of Design. Well, here it is! When you look online at various lists of the Principles of Design they vary greatly, so I've included the 11 most popular Principles of Design. I illustrated each principle by the way that the words are written. I've also come up with some kid-friendly definitions for each principle. There are 3 main parts to this product: half sheets that have each principle and definition, interactive flip flaps that have each word and definition for interactive notebooks or sketchbook activities, and both black/white and color poster designs.
Display the Principles of Design in your classroom or art studio with printable half sheets with definitions and posters. The poster and half sheets include the Principles of Design including: balance, emphasis, rhythm, contrast, harmony, pattern, proportion, repetition, variety, movement and unity. Ask your students to pick a principle from the poster and explain how the word illustrates its meaning, or use this poster to help your students during an art critique; ask them to pick a Principle of Design and explain how a select work of art uses that Principle of Design.
For a written critique, I've made the Principles of Design on "flip flaps" that can be glued into a sketchbook or interactive notebook. Students can flip up the flap and write about a work of art using the principle on the flap. Or they could write about how the word on the flap illustrates the meaning.
What You Get
• Instructions (3 pages)
• Small (8.5x11) poster (1 page)
• Half sheets with definitions (6 pages)
• Flip flap slips for interactive notebooks or sketchbook activites (11 pages - 4 per page)
• Large black and white poster (20x30) - PNG file (1 page)
• Large color posters (20x30) - PNG file (4 pages)
I’ve also included a separate file of the printables with the British Spelling of COLOUR.
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The Principles of Design are illustrated by Stacey Peters for Expressive Monkey with the help of fonts from K G Fonts
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