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Principles of Design

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


Students will learn about the principles of design by viewing a PowerPoint presentation and then find examples of those principles in magazines.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Fashion Design Studio
Strand 2 Standard 2

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



Background For Teachers:
Principles of Design

  • Balance
  • Proportion
  • Emphasis
  • Rhythm
  • Harmony

    Student Prior Knowledge:
    Students should already know the elements of design.

    • Line
    • Shape
    • Color
    • Texture
    • Pattern

      Intended Learning Outcomes:
      The students will draw or find examples of clothing that illustrate all the principles of design.

      Instructional Procedures:
      Day 1
      1. Review the elements of design briefly.
      2. Pass out the Principles of Design Worksheet to be filled out from the book. Give the students about 20 minutes to read and fill in the worksheet.
      3, When that is finished, go through the PowerPoint presentation. Discuss the principles again and reinforce that knowledge with a lot of pictures. The PowerPoint presentation takes 15 to 20 minutes.
      4. If there is time, explain the assignment from the assignment sheet.

      Day 2
      1. The students are to look through magazines or sketch clothing that exhibit the principles of design.
      2. At the end of the day have a few students stand and show their examples and what principle is being portrayed.

      Esther Larson

      Created Date :
      May 13 2004 17:29 PM

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