Saturday, November 5, 2011

Notan Designs

- Construction Paper
- Paper Squares (mine were 5" x 5")
- Scissors / Exacto Knives
- Glue / Gluesticks
- Pencils

Notan is a Japanese design concept involving the play of light and dark and having equal representation in a composition. In western culture, the positive space is usually the dominant subject of an art piece. Notan designs emphasize a balance of harmony between positive and negative space.

1. Discuss Notan designs and show examples.

2. Show video:

3. Demonstrate again: Draw a line design. Cut out. Flip over to mirror cut. Glue down.



  1. Thanks! I didn't make it though... you tube : )

  2. Excellent video! Thanks for the lesson I really liked it!

  3. These are fabulous- fairly simple to make yet quite sophisticated results!