V.E306

Elements of Design Cube

Elements of Design Cube

Students will construct a six-sided cube. On each side of the cube, one of the six elements of art will be labeled and illustrated (i.e., line, color, shape/form, texture, value, and space). Students are allowed to use any media necessary in order to convey a visual illustration of each element.

This item has been voluntarily field-tested by Michigan teachers with a non-representative sample of students.


This is an analytic rubric. The column on the left shows the dimension that is being measured in the student’s performance. The levels across the top row indicate the performance level in the dimensions. Occasionally all dimensions and performance levels are exemplified by multiple students in a single recording.

TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC

  • Dimension
  • Representation of Elements

    The elements of art are represented on each side of the cube.

  • Illustration of Elements

    Each element of art is illustrated on the cube.

  • Use of Media

    Proper media was used to enhance visual vocabulary.

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  • The cube has two or fewer elements of art labeled.

    N/A at this time.
  • The cube has three or four elements of art labeled.

    N/A at this time.
  • The cube has five elements of art labeled.

    N/A at this time.
  • The cube has all six elements of art labeled.

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  • Two or fewer of the illustrations correspond to and support the elements labeled on the sides.

    N/A at this time.
  • Three or four illustrations correspond to and support the elements labeled on the sides.

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  • Five illustrations correspond to and support the elements labeled on the sides.

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  • All six illustrations correspond to and support the elements labeled on the sides.

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  • On two or fewer sides, the application of the student’s chosen media allows for the visual vocabulary to be easily understood.

    N/A at this time.
  • On three or four sides, the application of the student’s chosen media allows for the visual vocabulary to be easily understood.

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  • On five sides, the application of the student’s chosen media allows for the visual vocabulary to be easily understood.

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  • On all six sides, the application of the student’s chosen media allows for the visual vocabulary to be easily understood.

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