Optical Art, known as OP art, is art that tricks the eye. Does our artwork look like it is moving? Does it look 3-D? Tricking the eye is not an easy task, so some students just made an awesome looking design using curved lines! That is fine with me, what matters most to me, is that YOU are happy with your completed project. Your artwork demonstrates your style and work ethic in all aspects of life, not just art class. I was sad to see students give up so easily with this project, but happy to see those who did above and beyond what I imagined! Thank you to everyone who tried their best :-)
Artwork by Lashamere
Artwork by Heaven Artwork by April Artwork by Alania Artwork by Brianna Artwork by Makayl Artwork by Jevon Artwork by Yuzerick Artwork by Triniti
After reading the book "Harold and the Purple Crayon", K and 1st graders put their own purple crayon into action. Some of the students had already met Harold from the HBO family series about Harold and his crayon. I didn't know about the show until the students TAUGHT ME :-) Here is a link to the show: HBO Harold
Artwork by Sh'mar and Marshaun Artwork by Jada Artwork by Tranique Artwork by Devin and Mikhaye Artwork by Aajayla and
Some Students asked about extra credit and my response is "YES, I accept extra credit year-round." You have three options: 1) You can also choose one of your favorite Quick Draws and turn it into a finished work of art. Just draw it bigger and add color!
Artwork by Alanchea, done after our very first Quick Draw!
2) Do artwork using your computer. If you look at my July 18th posting, there are websites listed.
Artwork by Triniti made on the "Design a Tile" website.
The Upper Grades are making Op Art ("op" is short for "optical" relating to the eye). Optical Art tricks the eye. In case some of you need to do yours at home, here is the website we looked at with instructions: Instructions Here is a link to other student artwork with same art project: More Examples. They named theirs "Dr.Seuss Tornados". What do you think this art project looks like?
Below are some of our classroom Op Art successes:
Artwork by Alanchae Artwork by Deshun
Artwork by Terrence Artwork by Loraine Artwork by Kiara Wood Artwork by Yahzyah Artwork by Shilah