Kinesthetics with the Elements and Principles

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  1. Securis

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    I had some success with making the types of line into a kinesthetic chant. Doing this we pretend to draw the type of line while saying the type and a descriptive word that helps identify the type of line.

    Now I want to do this with all the elements and principles and I'd like to make a general song/chant for the elements and principles.

    I'm not that creative nor do I have the time to ponder this so if anyone would like to collaborate, I'd appreciate the help.

    Edit - I do have the time. It's the extra time I don't have which is like most everyone I suppose. I didn't want anyone to think I wanted this done for me. I would appreciate help, though.
     
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    Here's what I have so far:

     
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    What are the things you want included in each song? (Refresh my memory on the elements and principles, please) I enjoy coming up with these things--let me know what you want in it, and I'll try to think of something...
     
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    Elements of Art: Line, Shape, Space, Texture, Color, Value, Form

    Principles of Design/Art: Emphasis, Movement, Balance, Unity, Variety, Proportion, Rhythm

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    Line: 5 types of Line and 5 ways you can change a line
    Horizontal
    Vertical
    Diagonal
    Curvy
    Zig-Zag

    Direction
    Width
    Length
    Degree of curve
    Texture

    Shape: Square, Triangle, Circle, Rectangle, Octagon, Pentagon, Organic

    Space: Positive space and Negative space

    Form: Three Dimensional

    Texture: rough, smooth, soft, hard, bumpy, prickly, etc.

    Color: Primary(Red, Yellow, Blue), Secondary(Green, Orange, Violet), Intermediate(Red-violet, Blue-violet, Yellow-orange, Yellow-green, Blue-green, Red-orange) /////Color Schemes: (Warm/ Cool (5 colors the colors of fire and fall or of water and ice)) (Analogous (4 colors side by side)), (Triadic (3 color equidistant from one another)), (Complementary (2 colors opposite each other)), (Monochromatic (1 color plus black and white))

    Value: Lightness to darkness in an artwork.

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    Those are just the elements but I'll come back later to fill in the principles.
     
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    I was in a rush earlier. Thank you very much for the help.
     
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    The elements and principles fit well to the tune of "BINGO":

    The seven Elements of Art,
    They are hm-hm-hm-hm (not sure what you could put there--something with 4 syllables!)
    Line, Shape, Space, Texture,
    Color, Value, Form
    Line, Shape, Space, Texture,
    Color, Value, Form

    The Principles of Art and Design,
    There are seven of those...
    Emphasis, Movement,
    Balance, Unity,
    Rhythm, Proportion,
    and Variety.

    That would give you a good overview one. As far as actions go, what about coming up with them with the kids. They usually come up with some great things I would never think of, and they'll probably remember them better.

    I'll keep working on the others...
     
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    Would you want one song/chant for each element, or one that explains all of them?
     
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    I learned this at my Ohio Conference on how she describes lines, she moves her arm while doing this as well.....

    Vicky vertical is a stand up girl, but Harry Horizontal lies down on the job, and Dizzy Diagonal is stuck in the middle b/c Dizzy wants to be friends with Vicky Vertical and Harry Horizontal.

    I've never ordered any of them, but do any of the Greg Percy cds have anything like this on them??
     
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    Here's what I came up with for today's lesson.

     
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    I teach K-5. I made up a little ditty about color mixing that I've been singing with my K's, 1's and 2's. They love to sing it. In fact kids this age love to sing, period-
    (Sung to the tune of Yankee Doodle)
    Red and yellow, they make orange,
    Yellow and blue make gre-en,
    Blue and red make vi-o-let,
    I'm art smart you see!
     
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    I like it!!
     
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    me too! it was easier for me to sing I'm smart in art you see. lol I was getting tongue tied. It needs another verse hmm...... lol
     

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