Design Fundamentals - Negative Space Layout - I show students Man Ray's photograms - then students collaborate to create a complex room installation of found objects - I like to use tape to create interesting cross-contour relationships - then get students to look through a view finder and create a negative/positive shape drawings
Positive & Negative Space Lesson: Working within a 6-x-6-inch square, create compositions using a single leterform. Examine the forms and counterforms of the letter. Isolate just enough of each letter to hint at its identity. Strike a balance between positive and negative space. Create six or more compositions.
Powerpoint with 18 pages of examples of collage, with brief explanations of how the artwork was achieved using color, balance and negative space to create unity. Multiple techniques are showcased. Includes a brief introduction, guidelines and assessment slide.