Studio in Art Lesson Plans

This project focuses on:
  • Positive Space-the object or
  • Shape itself
  • Negative Space -the Area
  • Surrounding the object (s) or
  • shape (s)
  • Cropped image
  • Overlapping of shapes


Create a compostion of simple shapes that extends off all four edges of your paper (picture plane). Some shapes should overlap. Negative space will be developed with graded shadings. Shown below -- Negative Space Scissors Activity.


Notan Design 1
Notan Design 2
Greyscale Chart
SB 1 Negative Space and Value Development Assignment