Activity objective: to support development of visual literacy through identifying and judging the relative importance of visual elements and design principles in an artwork.
This activity could be adapted as a group activity by asking each student, or small groups of students to complete the ranking ladder of art elements and design principles for the same artwork. The results could then be compared and discussed.
Select an artwork that interests you. Work out which the art elements or design principles are prominent in this artwork.
Rank the most four most important items in a ranking ladder. Explain how the art elements and design principles you have identified as most important are used in the artwork to create sensory effects or express feelings or other ideas.
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