Negative positive complimentary construction paper

A new twist on positive/negative space project: Draw half an insect on edge of dark paper and cut it out. Glue blue paper onto contrasting color. Then glue cut out shapes of blue paper to line up with where you've cut them from.

notan

Notan is a Japanese art form that uses contrast of positive and negative shapes.

Learn to Teach.Teach to Learn.: Mardi Gras Masks -

So this coming week is February vacation week for some school districts but not for others, so for those who will be in school for Mardi Gra.

Inspiration for sgraffito designs. ...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.

Though it's not completely symmetrical, the weight of each quadrant feels equal to one another. This applies the Japanese concept of Nōtan, which is balancing light and dark elements.

Positive and negative space. Great directions and tips to make sure they come out beautiful

Positive and negative space. Great directions and tips to make sure they come out beautiful NOTAN info

Notan Squares: 6th grade | Dali's Moustache - love these on a wet on wet background!

grade just finished a lesson on the art of Notan. Notan, which means "lightness and darkness" is all about creating balance and p.

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