Nōtan (濃淡) Design & Composition
(Apr. 2022)

NOTE: Due to low enrollment, this class was canceled.

Whether you are drawing or painting, a strong composition will attract attention and engage the viewer or clarify your message. This class covers some of the basic principles of art, simplification, and the Japanese concept of Nōtan (濃淡).

This concept evolved during the evolution of woodblock prints using a limited set of dark and light shapes. By the end of this class, you will have a solid understanding of how to simplify your forms and arrange your values into a pleasing design.

Meets: Saturday Afternoons 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Dates: Apr. 23, 30, 2022
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

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 before the first day of class.

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