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positive/negative space design using 2" squares arranged checkerboard style on a 4"x12" complimentary color background.

positive/negative space design using 2" squares arranged checkerboard style on a 4"x12" complimentary color background.

Use Your Coloured Pencils: Notan in Complementary Colours. Great for positive and negative without pain...  :-)

Use Your Coloured Pencils: Notan in Complementary Colours. Great for positive and negative without pain... :-)

Students learned about the Japanese principles of Notan which means "dark light," before creating their cut paper designs.  They concentrated on creating balanced designs with equal amounts of positive and negative space as they expanded the square.  They also concentrated on using color contrast.

Students learned about the Japanese principles of Notan which means "dark light," before creating their cut paper designs. They concentrated on creating balanced designs with equal amounts of positive and negative space as they expanded the square. They also concentrated on using color contrast.

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