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Monday, November 18, 2019

Op Art

What is OP ART?
It is short for Optical Illusion.
What is Optical?
  1. 1.
    relating to sight, especially in relation to the physical action of light.
    "optical illusions"
  2. 2.
    operating in or employing the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum.
    "optical telescopes"

What is Illusion?
  1. a thing that is or is likely to be wrongly perceived or interpreted by the senses.
    "the illusion makes parallel lines seem to diverge by placing them on a zigzag-striped background"
    figment of the imagination
    trick of the light
    ignis fatuus
    • a deceptive appearance or impression.
      "the illusion of family togetherness"
    • a false idea or belief.
      noun: illusion; plural noun: illusions
      "he had no illusions about the trouble she was in"

    What is optical illusion art?
    Op art, short for optical art, is a style of visual art that uses optical illusions. Op art works are abstract, with many better known pieces created in black and white. Typically, they give the viewer the impression of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibrating patterns, or of swelling or warping.

Here are 2 Well know OpArt artist.... 

Bridgett Riley
1931- now 
88 years old when posted

Victor Vassarley 
Victor Vasarely was a Hungarian-French artist, who is widely accepted as a "grandfather" and

 Project in Art

-Final must contain at least 3 circles using contour line on them to create 3 forms. 
-A background that gives the illusion of movement using lines or checkerboard. 

-Color Design
-Emphasize (make stand out visually) 
the 3 spheres by using 
-Contrasting (opposite) color choices in background and 3 spheres 
to compliment each other. 


FULL COLOR 110 points

75% color 100 points
(background pattern including white OR Sphere Pattern including white)

HALF COLOR 90 points
(background pattern including white AND Sphere Pattern including white)

Examples of Past Op Art Projects from Mineola Middle School 
7th and 8th graders

 Alexis and Angela

 Benji and Brenda

 Brianna and Colby

 Corbin and Dalton 

 Drason ad Hugo 

 Lily and Shanna

Try This for Fun

Monday, November 4, 2019

Contour Line Bird Cage

Fold paper down middle hot dog. 
Fold the paper a bit from bottom horizontally. 
Fold it again horizontally about 5 inches from the top. 

Measure a ten each line on each horizontal fold, 
making sure the center (5 inches) is on the vertical center fold. 
Mark every 1/2 inch  on each line. 
 Connect the marks going downward with a line to represent the bars on the birdcage.
 Draw a curved line from the top left line to the center line. 
Make curves that go from the top center line to each 1/2 inch mark on the top line. 

 Do the same on both sides. 
 Add a door in the middle and details to make the cage fancy. 
Look on Google Images for "Birdcage Clipart" for ideas. 

Outline all lines with a black marker when done. 

Lightly draw a bird in pencil in the cage behind the bars. 
 Draw another bird doing what you want in or out of the cage.

Colorful Desert Sky

3rd period pictures

Before you begin this project, you may want to practice cactus with me here...

more examples below...


With Pencil, create a horizon line toward the bottom of your paper. 
It can be straight, crooked, hilly or rocky. 
 Draw 3 or more cacti that use contour line. 

(above left used grey marker, above right used #2 pencil and blendy stump)

(above used grey colored pencil)

If your feeling like something different, 
Shade with (not color) a colored pencil. 

Outline cacti with a permanent marker. 
Now, using a grey marker or a shading pencil, make one side of your cacti darker. 
Use a stump if necessary with the pencil. 
Use shading techniques (hatching, crosshatching, stippling or scribbling with marker). 

(above left used watercolor pencil, 
above right used 
Use your favorite watercolor technique on the sky. Do not get any color in the cacti. 
Your choices are watercolor pencils, maker explosion or watercolor palette. 

Optional cactus too...
if you choose to go over cactus with the marker burst technique, 
I would choose lighter colors as to not hide all the details.
Before and after water. 

This can also be done with younger grades. 
Picture above done by 2nd grader. 
See More Here.