# 9: Space

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## Discussion:

###### Open Space

Open space in a two-dimensional image creates a feeling of openness. Traditionally, this space is represented in broad vistas such as a landscapes. With new concepts of space, such as worlds beyond earth, and super-sized man-made digital environments, images of open space are only limited by our imaginations!

###### Enclosed Space

Enclosed visual spaces may create a sense of mystery, privacy, or intimacy.

Jan Van Eyck

Street art by Dan in Bristol, U.K.

###### Packed Space

Packed spaces may feel energized by the sheer numbers of objects and forms. Packed spaces provide opportunities for visual movement adding to the energized design.

## Assignment:

### Part 1:

Using cutouts from magazines or other print media, create an open space design. Consider color and value placement to help create a feeling of openness.

### Part 2:

Using cutouts from magazines or other print media, create an enclosed space design. Consider color and value placement to help create a feeling of a contained, intimate space. What is enclosing the space should be a major consideration in the design.

### Part 3:

Using cutouts from magazines or other print media, create a packed space design. Consider color and value placement as well as carefully selected shapes to help create a feeling of movement and energy.

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