Sunday, December 19, 2010

Op Art

5th graders learned about Op Art. We looked at different examples and discussed what we saw in paintings by artists such as Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely. Students used the width of a ruler to draw vertical lines across a paper. They then traced various sized circles, making sure that some overlapped each other and some were cropped off the paper. Students choose two colors (next time I do this lesson I will ask them to choose complimentary colors) to color with. They had to alternate coloring between the background space and the inner circle. I had them mark it off in pencil first so that I could check it before they started to color- it can get confusing.

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