Thursday, August 18, 2011

(KG) Learning about Positive and Negative Space

In this project we will explore the relationship between positive and negative space.
We created original visual images using a variety of templates. 

Observing that the shapes of the negative spaces are determined 
by the shapes of the positive spaces.

We used candles to create textures on the paper.

Using printing tools to add more texture.

Space and shape work together to complete the composition.

We used water colors to review the wax resist method of painting. 


  1. Hello, Art at Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School

    I am touched by your works.
    The profound atmosphere will heal my feeling.

    Your sensitivity is praised

    The prayer for all peace.
    Have a good weekend...
    ruma ❀

  2. the idea of positive - negative space seems so smart to me!
    children concetrate on the shape and also see that each kind of contrast between tones gives its totally different impression....
    forgive my english, go on with the good work!

  3. Wonderful children's products
    and a great idea for working

    Thanks for all the comments on my blog.

  4. Precious this activity, stunning creations, I like everyone.

  5. So expressive and textural. I am always in awe of your ability to do mixed media painting so well with young students!

  6. One of the important subjects in my year one Architectural work some 30 years ago ! and Happy World Photography Day !

  7. Wonderful results! Childhood provides the authentic sensitivity and you certainly know how to encourage and stimulate it! Congrats!

  8. Marilena, very beautiful work!!!It is very interesting and pretty! Kisses from greece.