Notan is a Japanese word for the interaction between light and dark. This project uses cut paper and pen to create some simple but stunning Notan paper art. The stunning shapes balance and black and white belie the simplicity of this project. This is a perfect one day art lesson!
I love this shadow drawing experience because it can be as simple or as complex as you choose. Artists of any age can sink into this activity that only requires pencil and paper but hits on some big ideas! If you've got more time add some color to the negative spaces using paint, chalk, pastels or markers. #shadows #teachingart #observation #contrast #positiveandnegativespace