Q2W16-20Dec6-Jan23 2nd

TeacherLinda Brush
Subject AreaElementary Art
Grade Level2
Week #16-21
Unit of InstructionOp Art Hearts;Optical Illusion, Op Art, Implied Contour, Positive and Negative Shapes, Warm and Cool Colors,
Standard(s) Taught


  • I can make good decisions when making art. VA.2.C.2.1
  • I can use art vocabulary to make connections to other subject areas. VA.2.C.3.1
  • I can find connections between creating with art ideas and creating with information from other subject areas. VA.2.H.3.1
  • I can experiment with tools and techniques to make art. VA.2.S.1.1 
  • I can be inspired by art from different times and cultures. VA.2.S.1.3
  • I can use appropriate art vocabulary to discuss art. VA.2.S.1.4
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will:
• Learn about the artist Bridget Riley, and her work that helped bring about the Op-Art movement.
• Learn about Op-Art.
• Understand how geometric shapes and patterns can create optical illusions of movement and/or dimension.
• Create an Op-Art Heart and background.Students will learn about the artist Bridget Riley and her work in Optical Art (Op Art).


Classroom Activities

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 heart and background.

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