Notan or Expanded Square
Notan or Expanded Square is a process of creating an entire work of art from a small piece of paper. Essentially, you take a square of black paper and cut it with scissors and a craft knife. Then you flip the pieces you’ve cut so that they mirror the empty holes.
It’s a simple idea, but the possibilities are enormous! In class I will show you the basics of the technique (of course) and discuss the philosophy of Notan. I will also show you how to create pictoral Notan, as demonstrated in this video:
Here’s what to expect from class:
- Instruction is delivered through more than 15 HD videos.
- Lessons cover all the basics: cutting with scissors, cutting with a craft knife, and there’s even a video on how to use the ScanNCut to create Notan.
- I will also show you how to create amazing pictures featuring animals, plants, and even people!
- We will discuss how to use Notan in your other work and the kinds of design skills that it builds and reinforces.
- You have lifetime access to the online classroom.