The term Op Art refers to Optical Art. Op Art followed the Pop Art movement in the 1960s. It was first called "kinetic art" (art which moves) because some of the art actually moved or appeared to move because of the way the designs played tricks on the viewer's vision. Josef Albers and Victor Vasarely are considered the "fathers" of Op Art. However, one of the most effective Op Art illusionists is Bridget Riley. Although Op Art did not last long as a leading movement, its effects were powerful. Its influence on fashion design, textile design, product design, music, and advertising is immeasurable.
Students created their own Op Art by using numerous elements and principles of design, including lines, pattern, movement, and shading (value) to create the illusion that sections are rounded. Students also learned how to create over 10 other optical illusions. Some projects are pictured below!
Art 2- Art Communicates
Art communicates in many different ways and artists use art as a means of communication. In this project, students used sign language to communicate a particular word to the viewer.
Art 3- Biblical Representation
Students were given the freedom to choose any verse, story, or parable from the Bible as their subject. Students then found a way to represent (or communicate) their chosen Bible verse, story, or parable without using words.
"Coat of Many Colors"