4th grade artists learned about the element of design called "space." We learned that any artwork (drawing, painting, photography, even sculpture) has both POSITIVE and NEGATIVE space. Positive space is typically the object in an artwork and negative space is the space around and in the object. We had great discussions about how negative space can be just as important as positive space. We then used construction paper, scissors and glue to create these positive and negative space designs. These images are created from GEOMETRIC SHAPES. The below images feature ORGANIC SHAPES.