Positive and Negative – the Japanese art of Notan

The Espansion of the Square Notan is a Japanese word which means "dark-light.” The word, however, means more than that. The principle of Notan as it relates to design is defined as the interaction between positive (light) and negative (dark) space.  The classic yin/yang symbol is a reflection of this desire for balance. Materials: White Paper, 12 x 18 Black … Continue reading Positive and Negative – the Japanese art of Notan

Under-the-Sea Chalk and Glue Drawings

Under-the-Sea Chalk and Glue Drawings I discovered this lesson while browsing the internet. Thank you Deep Space Sparkle!! Let me know if you can think of a master-work connection. Beasts of the Sea by Matisse? This lesson is aimed at fourth grade students, but could be used for a fifth and sixth as well. For … Continue reading Under-the-Sea Chalk and Glue Drawings