Design I // Balance

For Design I’s third project, we focused on balance. Students constructed 4 compositions based on the following options of balance: symmetrical, asymmetrical, radial, and pattern. Their theme had to be inspired by the lyrics of a song or poem of their choosing. The medium used to depict these shapes was black construction paper, and good craftsmanship was emphasized. They also had to implement the elements and principles of design in their work. Some students even accepted the challenge of making 3D pop-up elements.

Below are some of the composition sets that were submitted.

* I have permission from my students to promote their work on my website.


Song: “Good Morning Baltimore” from “Hairspray”; Design by Abby Jenkins


Song: “Hakunamatata” from “The Lion King”; Design by Ashley Baker


Song: “Loverman” by Train; Design by Breanna Rochelle


Song: “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John; Design by Cassidy Jones


Poem: “Caged Bird” by Maya Angelou; Design by Dylan Turner


Song: “The House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals; Design by Kaleb Baker


Poem about space by unknown writer; Design by Kimberly Kazmark


Song: “Pianoman” by Billy Joel; Design by Lexi Bennett


Song: “Escape” by Rupert Holmes; Design by Mary Beth McClung


Song: “Death of a Bachelor” by Panic at the Disco; Design by Bes Reilly


Song: “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” from “Cinderella”; Design by Jillian Lovato


Song: “A Whole New World” from “Aladdin”; Design by Samantha Marshall


Song: “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” from “The Lion King”; Design by Taylor Fikes


Song: “Huntin Fishin Lovin Everyday” by Luke Bryan; Design by Wes Edgeworth


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