Symmetry | Notan 

The Japanese design concept called Nōtan (濃淡) observes the relationship and placement of light and dark shapes in the composition translating shape & space into flat shapes on a two-dimensional surface.

create (3) abstract (non-representational) Nōtan compositions from 6x6” black paper. 

The shapes should be either organic or geometric/biomorphic. Each  composition will illustrate a different form of balance:

Asymmetric Balance | All four sides of the composition are equal
Symmetric Balance | Two sides of the composition are equal
Radial Balance | The sides of the composition are not equal but bare the same visual weight

 

Visual Communicator: Narrative | Jack and Jill remix

In six “consecutive” squares, create visual solutions for each part of the nursery rhyme chosen, using the set of imagery/ iconography given.

You have room to play with the guidelines for the “squares” or compositional boundaries of this one.

All 6 need to read as independently strong compositions and at the same time a strong narrative as a whole.

Organizing the Random | unconventional material

Experiment with your randomly selected elements.

Think about how the unconventional material can strengthen / add interest to your composition. 

Goal is to create a unified and dynamic composition while balancing while ensuring the design elements and principle focus is clear.

Dynamic Compositions | Emphasis & Focal Point

You will abstract from Subject Matter and focus on Form by working with the Line and its characteristics.

You will use a viewfinder to help you find and organize visual elements in order to create Dynamic Compositions.

Use a viewfinder over the magazine pages - Find at least a dozen interesting compositions - these should all be non-representational; there should be NO identifiable objects within the frame.
 

Dynamic Compositions | Emphasis & Focal Point

You will abstract from Subject Matter and focus on Form by working with the Line and its characteristics.

You will use a viewfinder to help you find and organize visual elements in order to create Dynamic Compositions.

Use a viewfinder over the magazine pages - Find at least a dozen interesting compositions - these should all be non-representational; there should be NO identifiable objects within the frame.