Op Art

3 days (55 minute class)

Michigan Merit Curriculum:

C.3 Understand, recognize, and use the elements, organizational principles, patterns, relationships, techniques, skills, and applications of the visual, performing, or applied arts discipline.

P.2 Demonstrate skillful use of appropriate vocabularies, tools, instruments, and technologies of the visual, performing, or applied arts discipline.

 

Objectives:

  • Students will gain awareness and understanding of Op Art and create their own unique Op Art.
  • Students will learn about and use complementary colors in a piece of artwork.
  • Students will develop skills in pattern - create alternating pattern and contrast.
Vocabulary Words:

Op Art, complementary colors, concentric circles, pattern, repetition

Preparation:

Cut 12x12” white paper

Materials and Resources:

·         Example of Op Art Project

·         Pictures of Op Art

·         Book of Op Art

·         12x12” white paper

·         Pencil

·         Markers

Motivation – Instruction:

·         Teacher will show example of Op Art project

·         Pass around and look at different Op Art picture and book.

·         Go over evaluation sheet and project expectations.

·         Discuss what complementary colors are.

 

 

Procedure:

Day 1:

·         Teacher will show example of Op Art project

·         Pass around and look at different Op Art pictures and book.

·         Go over evaluation sheet and project expectations.

·         Discuss what complementary colors are.

·         Students will help distribute 12x12” white paper.

·         Teacher will demonstrate in class how to draw the concentric circles on the 12x12” paper. (Students will draw on their own paper with teacher)

·         Students will draw the parallel wavy lines going across their concentric circles as demonstrated by the teacher in class.

·         Students will choose and then begin to label the spaces in their design, alternating colors – like a checkerboard.

Day 2:

 

·         Students will finish labeling the colors on their design.

·         Students will begin to color in the spaces of their design using colored markers (it works best to use the lightest colored marker first).

 

Day 3:

 

·         Students will continue and finish coloring their Op Art design.

 

 

Resources:

Adapted from: Patti Caiola – www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/elem/patti-opart.htm