Teachers Lesson Plans

Joe Fafard

Balance
Balance
Definition: Visual balance is a principle of design whereby the elements of design are arranged to create an effect of stability. The positioning of the elements according to their size, colour, texture and details creates visual balance, and that balance can be symmetrical or asymmetrical.

Paul-Émile Borduas
3 + 4 + 1, 1956
© Estate of Paul-Émile Borduas / SODRAC (2007)


Commisioned
Commisioned
Definition: An artwork created to the specifications of a buyer.

Neri di Bicci
The Assumption of the Virgin, c. 1455-1456


Cool Colour
Cool Colour
Definition: The cool colours are rather bluish in colour and on the chromatic wheel range from violet to green.

Interpret
Interpret
Definition: To give a sense or a meaning to something.

Benjamin West
The Death of General Wolfe, 1770


Monochromatic Colour Scheme
Monochromatic Colour Scheme
Definition: A monochromatic colour scheme uses various values of a single colour. A monochromatic colour scheme is sometimes called camaïeu, or grisaille when several values of grey are used.

Principles of Design
Definition: Principles of design, such as balance, unity, variety, rhythm, emphasis and pattern, describe the way in which the elements of design are organized in a work of art to create a specific effect or impression and convey ideas.

Public Art
Definition: An artwork designed to be installed in a public space, often outside.

Warm Colour
Warm Colour
Definition: In a warm colour, the red and the yellow predominate. On the chromatic circle, the yellow, red and orange are warm colours.