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# Element of Art - Shape 2

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### Element of Art - Shape 2

1. 1. A two-dimensional spacedefined by edges.There are two types ofshapes: geometric andorganic (also known asfree-form)
2. 2. These are the shapes youalready know and havenames for. You may learnabout these shapes inmath as well.Some examples include:squares, circles, triangles,and hexagons
3. 3. Organic shapes are not soprecise and don’t have a set ofrules (for instance, a squarehas four equal sides). Many ofthese “free-form” shapes arefound in nature.Some examples include theoutline of a leaf or the shaperain water makes in a puddle.
4. 4. Shape is in all types of art.Some artists like Mondrian and Miro based their art just on shape.
5. 5. Picasso used shape in his cubist period.
6. 6. Shape is used in Optical Art as well.
7. 7. Shape can be used in abstract art.
8. 8. Shape can also be used to make art more realistic by breaking an image down into basic shapes early in the process of drawing.
9. 9. There is anUNLIMITED amount ofways shapecan be used in art.
10. 10. The Objective: Learn and identify the two types of shapes in art. The Product:I will create a piece of artwork utilizing geometric and organic shape.
11. 11. Using a ruler and black permanent marker you will create a series of overlapping geometric and organicshapes. You will color or paint these in to highlight thenew shapes that are formed when overlapping is used.
12. 12. Tips: Use interesting color. Stay inside of the lines. Use pencil first, THEN permanent marker. Use a ruler or the edge of a book for straight edges.Try making the colors go from dark to light in the same box. Make your shapes a variety of sizes. Don’t make too few shapes.