Let’s Make Stuff with d’Arci: Exploring Positive / Negative Space with Notans (Virtual)
November 3 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Join local artist d’Arci Bruno to learn how to explore the fascinating world of positive and negative space using the Japanese concept of “Notan.”
Positive space refers to the subject or areas of interest in an artwork, such as a person’s face or figure in a portrait, the objects in a still life painting, or the trees in a landscape painting. … Negative space is the background or the area that surrounds the subject of the work. Figure-ground reversal in art may be most evident when the space around a subject, not the subject itself, forms an interesting or artistically relevant shape, and such space occasionally is used to artistic effect as the “real” subject of an image.
Notan is a Japanese term which means Dark/Light. The theory behind Notan is: positive and negative areas should complement one another, be in harmony, and coexist without one dominating the other. A perfect lesson for the times we live in! Artists often use “notan studies” to explore different arrangements of light and dark elements in a painting, without having the distraction of other elements like color, texture and finer details.
For this class you will need:
- White paper AND Black or other Color/Contrast paper Pencil or pen to create your design-pencil will probably work best for this exercise
- Scissors and/or Exacto knife/cutting mat
- Glue stick, Yes paste, etc.
Class Outline: Let’s Make Stuff #10 Positive_Negative Space
Here are a few links regarding Positive and Negative space:
Next Let’s Make Stuff event: Let’s Make Stuff with d’Arci: Looking at Clouds
11/17, 11:15am – 12:15pm
Questions? Email d’Arci at email@example.com.
To join by phone, dial 888-475-4499 (toll free) or 669-900-6833 (local).
Enter Meeting ID: 865 6747 4200, then press # twice.
To join with video, click this link: https://zoom.us/j/86567474200 to register and join. Wait in the “waiting room” until the activity is ready to start.
To create a friendly environment and minimize interruptions, we will close the activity to new participants 15 minutes after the start time.
The above link will work on your tablet or your computer. You’ll be prompted to download a Zoom app the first time you use Zoom. If you’re using a PC or Mac, you can join from your web browser without using the Zoom software.