GRAMMAR OF ART
Why is Art important?
1. Art is important because it is what brings meaning and purpose to humanity.
2. Art is how one views the world.
3. Art is important because it encompasses all the developmental domains in child development.
4. Art is important because it allows children to be creative.
5. Art activities help children's social and emotional development.
6. Art encourages kids to express themselves
7. Art is very important in society because it is an essential ingredient to empowering the hearts of people
8. Art is a way of pioneering new ways of thinking & viewing the world, unique to its creator.
9. Art is a way of bringing people together.
Grammar of Art is a K-12 student curriculum designed & taught exclusively in the BVM Global group of schools and this blog attempts to define the Teaching | Learning process.
All are born with a talent in nature. To recognize and improve their calibre Grammar of Art is designed using the following guidelines.
Spirals and lines are referred in relation to the Golden Ratio. A line acquires life only when it is understood in relation to space and form. Lines form the basic structure for written language forms. One can get trained to understand, read, enjoy and express through it. In nature we perceive spaces first. Through spaces we perceive lines, forms and colours.
Golden ratio: Golden ratio is a mathematical ratio that appears recurrently in beautiful things in nature as well as in other things that are seen as Grammar of Art. 1:1.6 ratio is called golden ratio. If we draw a rectangle of 1:1.6 ratio and if we start making informant golden ratio in that, we will start noticing that the spirals look as if they are of the same measure. From the alignment of the planet till the spiral of Milky Way galaxy as well as the spirals of other ratio of planet, all are related to golden ratio spiral. This formula can help while creating shapes. It's a useful guideline for determining dimensions.
Hand and mind coordination: Hand-eye coordination, or eye-hand coordination, is the ability to do activities that require the simultaneous use of our hands and brain. The ability of the mind to coordinate the information received - to control, guide, and direct the hands in the accomplishment of a given task, such as handwriting or catching a ball is known as Hand-eye coordination.
Muscle memory: Muscle memory is your body's ability to recollect learnt skills and abilities. An action that is learnt by repeating should be stored in the brain. It may last up to 15 years, or possibly forever. There is no literal memory in the muscles, though the name is a misnomer. A better name might be ''subconscious memory''. It is so named as information is stored in the brain, but is most readily accessible-or only accessible-by non-conscious means. Shapes created in Grammar of art exercises help to achieve this memory by juggling between the left brain and right brain.
''Practice makes man perfect''.
Five Design Elements: The 5 elements are Air, Water, Fire, Earth and Space. Design Elements are inspired from these powerful elements:
· Sun - representing Fire
· Moon - representing Space
· Leaf- representing Air
· Elephant - representing Earth and
· Fish - representing Water
In Grammar of art we use these 5 elements to create designs. Nature is a cycle- where give and take policy is the backbone of design.
The tools used to make designs
The tools to make designs are
Lines - Lines are found in all kinds, e.g: Horizontal, vertical, diagonal, straight, curved, dotted, broken, thick and thin.
Shapes - Shapes have two dimensions - (height and width) e.g: flat geometric shapes.
Forms - They exist in three dimensions (with height, width and depth). Some examples are: Plant, animals, table etc.
Colour- Colours are wave-lengths of light
Value - Value is the lightness or darkness of an image
Texture -Texture is the thickness or stickiness of a surface. Example: smooth, rough and silky.
Space - The area around within or between images or parts of an image is known as space. e.g: Positive and negative space.
Fractal - Fractal is a curve or geometrical figure, each part of which has the same statistical character. For example: Ripples created by rain drop on water.
Exercises are designed based on all the above guidelines which are inter-linked . Spirals are related with Golden ratio. The movement of the spiral helps in coordinating hand and mind. Repeating in different formats help to develop muscle memory. These exercises are Stress Busting exercises which include enjoyment, scribbling, filling, shading, tracing and copying.
· Grammar of Art is not just to create an artist but to make them sensitive towards the society and learn from Observing the Nature.
Credits : SHAILESH B.O.
Cholamandal Artist Village