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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