This course investigates various aspects underlying art and design through the components of art disciplines – art history, aesthetic, and art production and art criticism. It is divided into three parts. The first part is a brief exposure to art elements and design principles. The second part is the responsive component to artworks that encourages students to talk and participate in class discussion about artworks. The third part deals with the basic understanding of three-dimensional design through a new approach to design and creative visualization. It helps students to address key design question with flexibility and imagination by equipping them with a vital repertoire of design paradigm: basic conceptual and visual ideas that can be applied to all types of design problem.


EXERSICE 1 :The Basic Drawing Marks

To create an artwork you must know the basic drawing marks , there are four types of drawing marks that you can used in your art work , for the beginner artist they must know all this basic marks , basics mark are important to create form , shape and line.

Whether you are learning to draw by yourself or guiding beginner students through art lessons, your strategy is very similar. Both are very rewarding, but it can also be frustrating. All too often, students try to run before they can walk.


Mark making is a term used to describe the different lines, patterns, and textures we create in a piece of art. It applies to any art material on any surface, not only paint on canvas or pencil on paper. A dot made with a pencil, a line created with a pen, a swirl painted with a brush, these are all types of mark making.

Mark making can be loose and gestural, or structured and controlled such as hatching. Most artists work with a variety of marks in every painting, but there are some styles, such as Pointillism, where just one type of mark is used

There was four basic mark making that might useful for create an artwork :

  1. Length
  2. weight
  3. direction
  4. speed

Hatching, cross hatching, and other line techniques

As well as representing contours, line can also be used to apply tone (light and shadow) to a drawing. This can be done by altering the:

  • Gap between the lines
  • Lightness / darkness of the line
  • Thickness of the line

There are many line techniques can be used to create tone, as illustrated in the worksheet below. Common techniques include:

  • Small dashes
  • Hatching (long, parallel lines on an angle)
  • Cross-hatching (parallel lines at right angles)
  • Stippling (dots)
  • Scribbles
  • Small crosses
  • Small circles

line-drawing-worksheet (1)

Example that i makes


my basic drawing


colour is the property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way it reflects or emits light.colour also known as One, or any mixture, of the constituents into which light can be separated in a spectrum or rainbow, sometimes including (loosely) black and white.


what is the colour wheel ?

The color wheel is a chart representing the relationships between colors. Based on a circle showing the colors of the spectrum originally fashioned by Sir Isaac Newton in 1666, the colour wheel he created serves many purposes today. Painters use it to identify colors to mix and designers use it to choose colors that go well together. The classic color wheel shows hues arranged in a circle, connected by lines or shapes. The colors include primary colors (red, yellow, and blue), secondary colors (orange, green, and violet), and tertiary colors (yellow green, blue green, blue violet, red violet, red orange, and yellow orange).Secondary colors are created by mixing primary colors. For example, mixing red and yellow creates orange; mixing yellow and blue creates green.


Colour wheel is a tool for combining the 3 basic colour; blue, red, yellow. The first circular colour diagram was designed by Isaac Newton in 1666.

Primary , Secondary And Tertiary Colour

many people can’t tell the different between primary , secondary and tertiary colour. the definition of primary colour is one of the three colours, red,yellow, and blue, that can bemixed together in differentways to make any other colour


primary colour : red ,blue , yellow

Secondary colour


Tertiary Colour 

tertiary colour wheel


Monochromatic color schemes are derived from a single base hue and extended using its shades, tones and tints. Tints are achieved by adding white and shades and tones are achieved by adding a darker color, grey or black

How to make monochrome colours:-

  1. A little grey to tone down the colour.
  2. Add more red to increase the colour.
  3. A little bit white colour to get lightest tints.
  4. A small drop of black to get darkest shades.



Neutral Colors. In the context of interior design, neutral means without color. Neutrals such as beige, ivory, taupe, black, gray and shades of white appear to be without color, but in many applications these hues often have undertones. Be aware of these underlying tones as you match colors or choose paint.




Canadian artist, wife, and mother of two beautiful and spirited girls, based in Calgary, Alberta. SHE create large-scale acrylic paintings with bold color and thick texture.

lets read her arts life story..

I have always been an artist at heart, drawing, painting and making a beautiful mess with whatever materials I could get my hands on. When I was 9 years old, sifting through my Grandma’s basement, I found an old set of oil paints. She let me have them and gave me free-reign to explore my creativity. It was an incredible gift, a “real” set of grown-up oil paints and brushes! From then on, while my friends were outside playing, I was at home watching old reruns of Bob Ross on PBS. With his inspiration in mind, I created my first landscape painting.

Many things have changed since I was 9 years old, but a few things have stayed the same –

my love of paint,

my need to create

and my desire for self-expression.

I have been painting and creating artwork ever since. It is my way of expressing myself and how I make sense of the world.


My children are my greatest creations and the biggest source of my inspiration.

They look at the world with fresh eyes – everything is new and exciting.

They are fearless and bold – expressing themselves freely without hesitation.

They see beauty in everything around them – they live in full color.

These are the qualities that I aspire to embody as an artist and express through my painting.


I paint with bold color and thick texture.

I mix each color by hand and apply the paint in thick layers to create depth and dimension. I sculpt and mold the paint using a variety of palette knives to apply the paint directly onto the canvas, creating a thick texture that can be felt as well as seen. The paint itself, up to one inch thick on the canvas, becomes a landscape that can be experienced and traveled by touch.

I want my paintings to come alive and be active on the canvas, to engage the viewer and bring them into the beautiful world that I have created.


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