This is a fun and easy,concept rich, project to introduce your students
(grades 5-12) to the Art Elements Space and Organic and Geometric Shape as well as the Design Principles Contrast, Variety and Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Balance!
A Notan is a Japanese design that uses positive and negative space and dark and light shapes to create balanced, high contrast designs. Materials needed for this 3-4 day lesson are: construction papers in contrasting colors, glue, scissors and pencils.
This 42 page PDF product
includes: A 25 Slide PowerPoint Presentation that explains Notan Design, touches upon Oriental Philosophy of balance and harmony,
6 variations of Notan Design projects to use with your students, Organic and Geometric shape, visuals to explain how to create Single cut, Double cut and Triple cut shapes, and 25 Notan examples!
Also included: a 2 page printable handout to support and accommodate understanding for Special Education students or to provide to absent students to get them quickly caught up.
An illustrated, 5 page lesson plan also is included with Standards,
A "must-have" fundamentals project with a high success rate to help your students to apply the Art Elements ( Shape, Space, Color) and Design Principles (Balance, Variety, Contrast,&; Unity) to create fun and easy,attractive art project!