I love this! I think I will incorporate this into a lesson on positive- negative space! Working within a 6-x-6-inch square, create compositions using a single letter form. Examine the forms and counter forms of the letter. Isolate just enough of each letter to hint at its identity. Strike a balance between positive and negative space. Create six or more compositions.
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