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Japanese Notans

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Renee Kennedy

on 28 August 2015

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Transcript of Japanese Notans

Japanese Notan Art
A Japanese


The Play & Placement
of Light and Dark
Next to Each Other
This Balance of Light and Dark
Translates Forms into Flat Shapes
on a Two-Dimensional Surface
Notan is Traditionally
Presented in Paint, Ink or
Cut Paper
Expansion of the Square
Project Objectives
Understand & Use
Positive & Negative
in an Interesting Way
Use a 4x4 Square of
Black Paper and All the
Negative Cuttings to
Create a Notan Collage
Understand & Use
Symmetry and
in the Notan Design
Understand & Use
the Elements of Art:
Space and Shape
(Positive & Negative)
Understand & Use
the Principles of
Contrast & Balance
Get a 4x4 piece of Black Paper
Lightly Draw Lines
that Start at One Edge of the Square & End at the Same Edge to Form Interesting Shapes
Use an Exacto Blade
to Carefully Cut Out
Each Piece
Save Each Piece
and Remember
Where it Belongs
Get a 4.5x4.5 Piece
of White Paper
Carefully Apply Glue
to Back of Frame as
Demonstrated and Center
on the 4.5x4.5 Piece of
White Paper
Get an 8x8 Piece
of Colored Paper
Glue Edges and
an "X" Across Center
of Back of White Paper
Glue in Center
of Colored Paper
on an Angle
Place All Cut Pieces
Back Into Frame
Make Sure All
Pieces Fit
Back Into Space
Choose One Piece
and Lift It
Out Carefully
Place It On Scrap Paper
Without Turning It Over
Glue Back as Demonstrated
Flip It Outward & Replace It
to Create a "Mirror-Image"
of Each Shape
Glue All Other Pieces the
Same Way as the First
Till All Pieces are Secure
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