Judy Durkin

Elements of Art & Principles of Design Grid Project

Project Published Jan 17, 2013 Last updated on Jun 8, 2017
Students will create small designs using letter forms only to demonstrate understand of the Elements of Art and Principles of Design. They will use Illustrator, InDesign, and/or Photoshop to do the assignment. Assignment instructions, grid, and rubric included.
Age Levels
1+ Day
Content Standards
Common Core State Standards
Communication and Collaboration, Research and Information Fluency, Digital Citizenship, Creativity and Innovation, Technology Operations and Concepts, Critical Thinking Problem Solving and Decision Making
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Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
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Rose Duggan

Posted on Jan 25, 2017 2:29:53 AM Permalink

​Thanks this is fabulous!

Margaret McClellan

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 9:20:32 PM Permalink

​Impressive! Very thorough-

David Badgley

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 12:04:32 PM Permalink

​Judy will use this with my Vis Art II students for a quick digital exercise. Thanks.

Rebecca Rampy

Posted on Sep 24, 2013 5:48:25 PM Permalink

I really like the project and plan to use this with my Digital Media class. We have CS5 not CS6. Are there any forseeable problems using the older version?

Thank you.

Aaron Roberts

Posted on Sep 13, 2013 4:24:56 PM Permalink

Good stuff! I might do a little project based on this idea. Thanks for sharing!

Richard Holden

Posted on May 9, 2013 7:32:01 PM Permalink

Thank you for sharing this project concept. Helping students merge software skills with their understanding of the Elements and Principles is a challenge and this approach is a well focused method of accomplishing that objective.

Tarek Bahaa El Deen

Posted on Mar 2, 2013 7:59:05 PM Permalink

need more enhancement

Panagiota Kolokotroni

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 9:06:26 AM Permalink

Thank you

Mike Skocko

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 7:58:55 PM Permalink

I agree with Leah. Well done! Nice and focused (and easy to modify).

Thanks, Judy!

Leah Warnick

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 12:24:17 AM Permalink

This is seriously one of the better assignments I have seen for art elements and principles of design. I was having a hard time trying to find a way to have my students practice them together or even practice the principles of design at all.

Thank you!