Sunday, March 6, 2011

Op Art Opposities

This lesson follows up a lesson about Op Art. We spent some time looking at and discussing Op Art and optical illusions. Students created two drawings of opposite images. When the drawings were colored they measured 1" vertical strips across both drawings. Students cut one strip from one drawing and glued it onto a new sheet of 9x12 paper. They then cut the first strip from the second drawing and glued it next to the strip from the first drawing. They continued cutting and gluing one strip at a time from each drawing. Once all the strips were glued down they folded their paper accordian style. When opened up each opposite can be viewed from a different angle. The next time I do this project I think I would try using images that show movement so that when you look at the drawings it appears that they are moving.


  1. I like this idea. If I can get my class to fold the paper correctly, it will work out great!

  2. Hayley, I just stumbled across your blog while searching for something else. How cool to see what you've been up to! I'm teaching middle school art in Washington State. I haven't made a blog or web page for my class yet, but this inspires me to get to it. Hope you are well.
    Miranda from RISD MAT