Visual Elements/Principles of Design Groups and Assignments:
This will be a group assignment in which you will team teach to the entire class your specific Visual
Element or Principle of Design. Then as a team you will present at least one image from your textbook as
an example of your topic (excluding images from chapters 4 and 5) to the class. You will then explain
your specific topic by utilizing that image or images. Explanation will include a detailed definition of the
term or idea and the utilization of the image as a visual example of the term or idea that you are assigned.
All members of the team are required to contribute to the oral presentation. Student work will be
evaluated on their group and individual presentations as well as a separate written portion. The written
portion of the assignment will be twofold.
- Part I will be to document the work done by the group as a whole. You will write up a
response to the main image that you presented to the class.
- Part II, to be done individually, will give yet another example of your principle or
visual element from the textbook and explain why you chose it.
Again, this is to be done individually and not as a team. You will find the sheet on which you will
complete the written portion of the assignment attached below.
Remember, this is the only opportunity that your classmates will have to hear a lecture on this
material, so be thorough. Presentations should: define the assigned term, present the group’s chosen
primary example, call attention to the author’s example from the text, and respond to student questions.
Stay on topic – do not discuss iconography or artist’s bio unless it helps to explain your assigned visual
element or principle of design.
Groups and Topics:
Team #1: Contour, Outline, Team #4: Color Theory and Sam Sperling
Implied Lines Properties
Alyssa Adams William Bellone Team #8: Implied Space:
Adrian Griffin Jennifer Levin Foreshortening
Kenyetta McClamy Corinne Pike Sterling Connors
Team #2: Direction and Team #5: Texture and Teyona Williams
Taheera Ahmed Michael Bradley Team #9: Symmetrical and
Karissa Lawrence Jay Liao Asymmetrical Balance
Nhi Nguyen Tiffany Reeder Megan Corey
Team #3: Implied light: Team #6: Implied Space: Chris Ward
Modeling Mass In Two Linear Perspective Haris Ayoub
Dimensions Brooke Brunson
Nick Flaherty Alex Ljachin Team #10: Scale and
Jamie Perkins Henry Savior Proportion: Hierarchical
Team #7: Implied Space: Angela Crawley
Atmospheric Perspective Leigh Mumford
Tihira Collins Maria Murphy
Art 101 – Visual Elements/Principles of Design
You will hand this sheet in. Keep it clear and presentable. Use scrap paper for notes and
outlines. Below, you should prepare a brief essay describing how your chosen group and
individual examples represent your assigned visual element/principle of design.
Assigned Visual Element/Principle of Design: ________________________________________
Team # ___________
Primary Group Example: