Thursday, February 24, 2011

Week 13: Optical illusion 'Op' art

The first art class of the New Year was a departure from the Christmas crafts!  Black and white optical illusion Op Art. I told the kids about the late 20th century artists who created these very geometric, often monochromatic pieces.

We used a rule to find the center of a page of paper. Then I had them draw radiating line outward from that center.  Connecting the lines with spider-web-like lines. The most visually interesting onces alternated curving lines so that it almost looks like rippling cloth.

Then they colored every other area black like a warped checkerboard.  The kids seemed to enjoy the meditative challenge! Even the younger kids did a good job.

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