ArtEd- Positive, Negative
.negative/positive space painting Make stencil to create repeated shape in background. Paint around shape similar to the way it is done here.
Using construction paper, students made curved shapes, cut and glued them to paper, while being aware of the positive and negative spaces, to make the best composition. Students then took markers and drew contour lines around the shapes, concentrating on lines and variety. Shape, line, color, space, repetition and variety are the basic elements and principals of design that were taught through this lesson.
Artwork published by Jack2251
"The students are asked to choose a simple shape and create a pattern of that shape to trace onto the paper. The students are told to overlap the shapes to create interesting negative shapes. Then they erase the lines where the shapes overlap. After they complete their composition, they add color to the background with colored pencils."