Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Nōtan (濃淡)

Notan has nothing to do with sunscreen or the affects of ultraviolet light on your skin!

Notan is an art form that explores positive and negative space. We will be using this to create a large composition that students will frame, and be able to take home.

The process will involve five steps:

  1. Research a design idea
  2. Make two different sketches
  3. Make a model of your design
  4. Make your final design
  5. Frame your final project
Some students asked why we need to make a model. A model allows you to explore the technique and find discover what works and what doesn't. It allows you a chance to reflect and problem solve before you get into the final design.