Elements of design

I need to start thinking about how I will set my art room up. From experience, kids really engage with visual stimulus such as posters, trinkets, found objects….and of course their own artwork will be given pride of place.

Since much of my planning is focused around the formal elements of design, this little video may come in handy. It also provides a bit of needed inspiration for creating a classroom display around these principles….

Alyssa Kanitsch

As an artist, I am deeply inspired by imagery that explores tangible metaphors. This is perhaps why I am drawn to the world of fairytale, fantasy, dreams and iconic or religious artwork; especially from artists in the early renaissance. In many of my paintings, I try to use images, landscapes and objects to weave together a story or a sense of nostalgia and distant memory. My favourite art medium is acrylics, however, I also love mucking around with mixed media and pastel, and I occasionally work with oils. I have been known to paint furniture, murals and surfboards, mostly because I love to surround myself with the energy of colour.

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