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Art 112 : 2D Design - Professor Cardoso: Your Assignment

A research guide to help you with Practice 2: Principles of Organization

Your Assignment

Practice 2: Principles of Organization consists of 4 parts:

  1. Research a Principle of Organization:
    • Unity
    • Emphasis and Focal Point
    • Scale and Proportion
    • Balance
    • Rhythm
  2. Group Elaboration
  3. Create Original Artwork
  4. As a Group Develop & Present a PowerPoint Presentation

Researching your Principle of Organization

  •  Define your Organization Principle. Use the vocabulary section in your course shell (see link below). Then use some of the online reference sources in the boxes to the right if you think you need further clarification.
  • Find images using your design principle using Artstor. Go to the Find images in Artstor tab to see how to search hundreds of museum collections and millions of images all at once and download high-quality images. For other sources of online images, see the Find Images Online tab (most of these are searched by Artstor).
  • Do further research on images and artists using your principle of organization by researching them in the library databases and catalog to find articles and books. Go to the Find Books and Articles tab to see how to do this.
  • See how to correctly credit and cite the images you use in MLA format under the Citing Images in MLA format tab.
  • To find information on using images under fair use guidelines and how to copyright your own artworks, go to the Copyright and Fair Use tab.
  • If you need additional help, click on the Ask a Librarian! tab to contact a librarian.

Online Reference Sources

Off campus access with MyWCC user ID and pswd.