4th graders had time for one last quick project after their CD weaving project.. The idea came from about a million different blogs and all the billions of examples on Pinterest. We began by talking about positive and negative space, symmetry, contrast, shape, and variety. Students learned that Notans are a traditionally Japanese art form and are also used in graphic design and advertising. The word “notan” in Japanese means “dark-light.”
Students chose contrasting colors of construction paper and cut out a variety of shapes to design bold and graphic abstract images.
Drumroll please — what you are about to see is crazy talent that might just knock your socks off. . . .
I know right?! These kids are so awesome!