Principles of Design Exit Tickets
Are you looking for a quick and easy formative assessment tool to check for understanding? Have a scheduled observation and need a way to polish off the end of your art lesson? Check out this comprehensive pack of 100 unique principles of design exit tickets. These task-oriented exit slips are designed for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. If you’re teaching about balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, proportion, repetition, rhythm, unity, or variety, these exit slips are easy to align to your art lessons. And, they will be an effective tool in your art room no matter where you are on the choice spectrum.
Exit Slips: Teacher Directions
There are a couple different ways to use these exit slips, whether it be at the end of a lesson or a unit of study. For example, you could pre-select a slip. Then, give everyone the same prompt to complete during the last few minutes of class. So, if you’re teaching your 5th graders about movement, you might consider selecting the exit ticket where students draw a simple object in motion in five squares. This would be akin to drawing a comic strip with panels.
Or maybe you’ve just completed a unit about rhythm with 3rd grade and you want your students to demonstrate they understood the concept. You might want to photocopy the six exit tickets that begin with, “Draw an example of ____ (flowing, irregular, regular, random, alternating, and progressive rhythm). Then give each student at a table a different ticket. This way you know they’re drawing original ideas and not looking at their neighbor’s paper.
Similarly, if you’re teaching about the principle of design called unity, there are four exit tickets inquiring about four different ways to create unity in art. But each has a question that’s slightly different.
However, if you’re a fully choice-based art teacher, your approach might be different. You could print out all 100 art exit tickets and put them in labeled folders according to the principles of design. Then, instruct students to select one from a certain folder. So, if your class is focusing on emphasis, each student would grab a principle of design exit tickets in the “emphasis” folder.
Art exit slips are a great way to gauge student learning concepts and assess standards. Each prompt comes 4 to a page. Simply print and go!
Principles of Design Exit Ticket Examples
- Color all the radially symmetrical shapes.
- Draw a picture in the box below to illustrate informal balance.
- Draw a picture in the box below using texture to show contrast.
- Shade the picture to show a strong contrast in value.
- Complete the picture using lines to show emphasis.
- Draw a picture using the rule of thirds to create emphasis. Place your focal point on one of the thirds.
- Color or shade the picture to show the illusion of movement.
- Complete the picture below using at least two ways to show a sense of movement.
- Draw an object. Make the focal point line up with the center of the spiral.
- Draw a friendly or fierce monster. Exaggerate one part either too bog or too small.
- Finish drawing the quilt pattern. Copy the motifs.
- Draw a pattern from nature in the box below.
- Draw an example of an alternating rhythm in the box below.
- Draw a castle. Use at least two types of rhythm in your design.
- Draw a picture using similar lines to show a sense of harmony.
- Circle the picture that uses alignment to show unity.
- Complete the picture using a variety of lines, colors, and shapes.
- Draw a picture of a variety of man-made and natural objects.
- Kindergarten – 8th Grade
You Will Receive
- 9 Non-Editable PDFs (One for Each Principle of Design)