Richstone Students practice Notan designs

Richstone Students practice Notan designs

Friends of Redondo Beach Arts supports the work of eight docents who travel monthly to the Richstone Center in Hawthorne to present Hands On Art projects for their K – 8 after school program.  Students learn art history and are able to experience a variety of art media.

The project for April was adapted from the Japanese Notan, a word that means “lightness-darkness.”  Notan was used by the Japanese to express “light-dark” as an element of design.   Students learned about balance, shapes and symmetry as each created an original black and white collage from a simple square.

Below is a gallery of student work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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