We are all artists, shaping ourselves, each other, and
our environment. Free Form Art provides a loose structure to guide you
thru the creative process. Get engaged, and enjoy impact.
INDEX 2014 - 2019
INDEX 2005 - 2010
Engage Vision with Form. What lies before us? How do we explore? How
do we combine things together?
- Look around. Be curious. What do you see? Look further and beyond.
What else is waiting to be found?
- Recognize shapes as figures; They surround us.
- See movement and reflect. Stillness is temporary.
Lesson Plan: Play with Objects & Assemby
Add shape; Combine shapes...
- Common. How many shapes from Geometry can you recall?
Squares, rectangles, circles, triangles. Draw one of each. Consider
- Variety. Two sides make a line; Three sides makes
a triangle; Four a rectangle; Five a pentagon. Draw as many as you can.
- Angles. Draw triangles and parallelagrams with varying
angles, such as 10, 30, 45, and 90 degrees. How do different angles
feel? Consider impact.
- Composition. Thicken some borders, and others not.
Consider composition, density, flexibility.
- Ornamentation. Embellish borders with decoration.
Add hoops, loops, dashes, repetition. Consider differentiation and delight.
- Gaps. Fill empty space between borders. Remove distinctions
between inside and out. Consider darkness.
- Variation. Vary widths along a single line from thin
to thick. Consider permeability, vibration.
- Attraction. Stretch borders toward other objects.
Consider magnetism, motive, choice.
- Merge. Merge objects together. Consider the individual
and the collective.
- Align. Assemble rectangles with varying dimensions
along a single line. Consider short, tall, wide. Notice how entities
begin to appear. Horizontal arrangements become a city sky line; Vertical
arrangements appear as a person. Consider our tendency to create meaning.
- Cluster. Assemble circles in varying clusters on
the page. Notice how interest is drawn toward the popular and solitary.
Consider options and movement.
- Overlap. Assemble triangles. Try equilateral and
scalene. Overlap some, and fill them in. Note the complex shapes that
appear. Consider how one layer builds to the next.
- Mirror. Divide the page into equal sections. Draw
one object, and then it's mirror image(s). Embellish the object, and
then do the same with the mirror image(s). Envelop the object, and repeat
with the mirror image(s). Add complexity, keeping the pairing. Consider
- Radiate. Draw an object at the center of your page.
Draw radiating spokes out from the center. Embellish the spokes, adding
one element to all of the spokes, then another element to all of the
spokes. Continue to add complexity in unison. Consider harmony.
- Parallel. Draw a wavy line. Draw parallel lines that
mimic the original. Continue to add parallel lines, like an echo of
the first. Play with the closeness or distance of the lines. Gradually
reduce the waviness as you progress away from the center. Consider inertia
- Decentralize. Combine dis-similar objects at odd
angles to each other. Notice the lack of a central hub. Consider competing
- Dis-similar. Draw a square. Extend five lines outward,
ensuring dis-similar lengths, widths, angles, and distances from each
other. Consider differing objectives.
- Exception. Draw ten circles. From the edge of one
of the circles, draw a long straight line without touching any of the
other circles. Consider unknown meaning.
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