Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Op Art for Kids

We created optical illusion artwork.

Op art is abstract art work that appears to contain movement, or plays tricks on the eye.

After watching this 5 minute tutorial on creating an Op Art picture, we tried it ourselves.

First circles and other simple shapes were lightly sketched on a sheet of paper.

Next the shapes were filled with curved lines which followed the shape of the object, and the background was filled with a grid.

Two complimentary colors were used to fill in the paper by alternating the colors.


The smaller the grid the longer it takes to color the paper. For young kids, a one inch grid is perfect.


I love the way the circles jump out of the paper and appear like balls.




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