Riley (1931-present) is
a British artist known for bringing about the Op Art movement. Op Art is a style of visual art that uses precise patterns and color to create 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. After learning about Bridget Rily and the Op Art movement, students will create
an Op Art background of their choosing. They will either paint their background or use Sharpies.
We will discuss how applying different amounts of pressure to their pencils can create different VALUE and how the different VALUES can make their circle appear 3D in the form of a sphere. Student will then apply color to their spheres with a crayon and glue to their background in order of size to create the illusion of depth.