Negative Space Reflection

A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)
Negative space is the space around an object in a picture. Is usually colored in black or white based on what the picture is.
B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your stool drawing?
So in the first picture the negative space is purple. I found it by having it as a background and used a temple to cut out the house and parts I needed. In the second picture i started by coloring in the page then erasing the chair, table and plant. So I found the negative space around the the those things which is the gray area. 
C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?
   It teaches patients because negative space drawings take a long time to make
D. How is negative space useful in creating art?
It shows you the balance between the picture and the parts of the picture that should standout and catch your eye immediately.