Saturday, April 21, 2018

Design and Composition: Notan

Design and Composition: Notan

Design and Composition: Notan

Design and composition are the building blocks of the visual arts. Whether you are drawing or painting, a strong composition will attract attention, engage and provide clarity in your message to the viewer. This class will cover some of the basic principles of art, simplification, and the Japanese concept of Nōtan (濃淡), which evolved during the making of woodblock prints using a limited set of dark and light shapes. Taught on location in the classroom at the beautiful Yume Japanese Gardens, by the end of this class, you will have a solid understanding of how to simplify your shapes and arrange your values into a pleasing design.

Michele Vaughan Monotypting

Meets: (2) Saturday Afternoons 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (3-hour duration)
Dates: Apr. 21, 28, 2018
Location: Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson (2130 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712)

Instructor: Christy Olsen
Format: Demonstration, lecture, & one-on-one instruction provided during hands-on practice.
Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Medium: Not media-specific, demonstrations will be performed in graphite or pen & ink
Technique: Design & Composition
Materials: The instructor will email the materials list prior to the first day of class.


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