Course Detail: Notan: Composing in Light & Dark Harmonies

Explore how to strengthen a painting's composition with Notan, the Japanese term for "light-dark harmony". Notan can be used to create different patterns of light and dark element in a painting. Learn how to apply basic Notan techniques to reveal the balance behind a painting. Although the focus of this class will be on landscapes, Notan translates into any subject matter you paint. Class is open to students working with both oils and acrylics. Students may want to bring a lunch or snack. Materials are required for this course. Please see the materials list in the course resources section of the online course listing or request by email at
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