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This blog features art projects for children. These projects have been used in my classes. My lessons allow children to learn about all the elements and principles of art while striving to introduce them to many genres of art.

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." - Albert Einstein

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Op Art by Grade 8

My eighth grade students have been studying the Op art movement also referred to as Optical art. We looked at the painting Zebras by Victor Vasarely and were fascinated by the illusion of movement created between the black and white lines. Other key terms we discussed were contrast, energy and vibration.


  1. I love your blog! I will be teaching art for the first time next year and I love the lesson ideas you have posted. Could you tell me the size and type of paper you used for this lesson?

  2. I used 14" X 14" white drawing paper for this lesson.
    Thank you for the nice comment. It is very much appreciated.

  3. Great project. Did you use sharpie marker?

  4. Yes I did use Sharpie markers but any markers could be used. Thank you for your nice comment.


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