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Introduction to the Principles of Design & Balance

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Employability

Curriculum Tie:

Time Frame:
2 class periods that run 45 minutes each.

Group Size:
Large Groups


This lesson teaches the relationship of the principles of design to the elements and also the principle of balance.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Fashion Design Studio
Strand 2 Standard 2

Demonstrate knowledge of the principles (rules) of design. (*STEM: Math, Science)

Career Connections:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Illustrator

Materials are described in the attached lesson plan.

Background For Teachers:
Know the relationship of the principles to the elements of design. This is also explained in the PowerPoint presentation.

Student Prior Knowledge:
Elements of Design: Line, Texture, Color, Shape/Form and Pattern

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Objectives are described in the attached lesson plan.

Instructional Procedures:
The Lesson Plan is attached.



Web Sites

Assessment Plan:
Portfolio Pages, rubric is found under instructional attachments above.

Judith Rasband Fashion Strategies Curriculum: Section Art in Everyday Dress

Rebecca Parkinson

Created Date :
Sep 10 2005 12:34 PM