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Connecting the arts: forms and techniques

Language Arts
Performing Arts
movements, sounds
Visual Arts
2-D images
Plastic Arts
3-D images, things, objects, spaces
Computer- mediated Arts
screens, interfaces, networks
Who makes it?
writer, dramatist, author
poet, song writer
producer, designer, director, choreographer, composer, actor, singer, dancer, musician, comedian, videomaker artist, painter, printmaker, animator
sculptor, ceramicist, metalworker, woodworker
3D animator, information architect, interface designer, programmer
major / main- stream genres
What do they make?
fiction, playscript
poetry, lyrics
theatre, film (video), dance,opera, music, performance art, comedy
music: blues, classical, electronic, jazz, Latin American, metal, reggae, pop, rock, folk
dance: social, ceremonial, competitive, erotic, participation, performance, concert
drawing, painting, printmaking, animation
sculpture, ceramics,metalworking, installations
webs, worlds, games
minor / niche genres genre fiction – romance, mystery, sci fi
greeting-card verse
readings, recitals, commercials, cheerleading, acrobatics, busking, magic,juggling, marching arts illustration, graphic design land art, paper art, plastics,textile art, woodworking, glass interactive art,computer-generated art,electronic art,immersive art
raw materials
What is it made from?
language people and things and their interactions pigment (reflected light) in medium
atoms and molecules
paint and ink
stone, metal, clay, wood, glass, plastic, other building materials such as thatch and ice pixels (emitted light)
electromagnetic spectrum
What is it made with?
writing implement, text editor body, voice
musical instruments: wind, percussion, string, keyboards, electronic
theater, film, dance: set, costume, make-up, prop
brush, pen, pencil, stylus, spatulasupport medium (canvas, panel, paper, etc.)
camera, film
chisel, hammer, torch, knife, oven / kiln / furnace, construction equipment computer hardware and software
What are its parts?
words, sentences, paragraphs
scenes, chapters, stories
lines, stanzas, verses
music: sounds, notes, measure, beat, verse, exposition, recapitulation, chorus or refrain, coda, fadeout, bridge or interlude
theater, film, dance: beat, sequence, scene, act
dance: patterns or figures built from moves or steps
lines, shapes
figure and ground
negative space
architecture: arch, atrium,beam, buttress, cantilever,column, dome, facade, pier,post and lintel, span, truss,vault, and wall interfaces, menus, toolbars, pointers, wayfinding
principles and relation- ships
How do the parts work together?
syntax and dictiondescription, dialogue
rhetorical forms (essays)
narrator, narrative
figures of speech: similes, metaphors, symbols, personificationrelation of words via rhyme, alliteration, syllable count, similar sounds
music: rhythm, melody, harmony, tuning systems
theater: inflections, make-believe, special effects
dance choreography: dance moves, partner interactions, lead and follow
2-D design principles: rhythm, emphasis, proportion, scale, unity, balance design principles: harmony and contrast, rhythm and balance, domination and subordination
3-D design: line, plane, volume, color, space, time, unity, variety, balance, scale, proportion, emphasis, repetition, rhythm, color
simulations, object linking and embedding, programming, scripting, coding
How was it made?
conflict, resolution, empathy
point of view, tone, character/voice, plot, setting
emotion, humor, sentiment
music: sound, note, phrase, timbre, form and style
theater: genre, plot, character, visual elements, acting styles
dance choreography: forms, anatomical movement, connection, frame, rhythm, music
size, shape and form, space, position (relation to other shapes), color, texture, line shape, size, color, position, and texture of the parts 3D illusion in 2D space, interactivity, remote connectivity (massively multiplayer)
Where is it?
page, book
(analog or digital)
real-time enactment: theater, concert hall, performance space, analog and digital media devices
mediated enactment: film, sound recordings
gallery, exhibition space, usually a wall or page site
art fills space, architecture contains space
screens, networked devices: PC, “phone”, game machine
category of intelli- gence verbal kinesthetic, musical visual spatial logical- mathematical
Language Arts
Performing Arts
movements, sounds
Visual Arts
Plastic Arts
things, objects, spaces
Computer- enabled Arts
screens, interfaces