Monday, September 2, 2013

Op Art Wire sculptures

Art Link: 
What an Optical Illusion
How do artists create illusions in their work
Name three ways we have used illusions in our artwork

INTRODUCTION to lesson (Anticipatory set): 
How does this art effect you? 

OBJECTIVE: Create wire sculpture from found objects, finished in two colors to give the illusion of visual movement. 
Students will understand new vocabulary as is relates to visual art: 
Op Art Kinetic Optical Illusion Chromatic Achromatic
Negative Space Positive Space Complementary
Neutral Contrast Value Hue

1.3 Research and analyze the work of an artist and write about the artist's distinctive style and its contribution to the meaning of the work.
1.4 Analyze and describe how the composition of a work of art is affected by the use of a particular principle of design.
2.1 Solve a visual arts problem that involves the effective use of the elements of art and the principles of design.
2.2 Plan and create works of art that reflect complex ideas, such as distortion, color theory, arbitrary color, scale, expressive content, and real versus virtual.
3.3 Identify and describe trends in the visual arts and discuss how the issues of time, place, and cultural influence are reflected in selected works of art.
4.2 Compare the ways in which the meaning of a specific work of art has been affected over time because of changes in interpretation and context.
5.2 Compare and contrast works of art, probing beyond the obvious and identifying psychological content found in the symbols and images.
5.3 Prepare portfolios of their original works of art for a variety of purposes (e.g., review for post secondary application, exhibition, job application, and personal collection).

PURPOSE: complete a wire sculpture with contrast that creates the illusion of movement

Students will receive details about Op Art
Students will aid in instruction by researching one of nine artists and sharing the information with the class. 

Wire Hangers
Wood block
Nylon sock
Acrylic paint

Day 1: Power Point Presentation Op Art
Opening: Art Link: What is an Optical Illusion
Pre-assessment: Sketchbook: 
How does this art effect you? 
Review: Describe, analyze, interpret
Discussion: Op Art
Impact on culture
Objective of Op Art
Requirements to be considered Op art
ART HISTORY: Indirect Instruction
Each table will receive research paper on one of nine artists
Students will read, collect data and present one artist to the class as a
Students will take notes in their sketchbook about each of the nine artists
MC Esher
Julian Stanczak
Josef Albers
Yaacov Agam
Jesus-Rafael Soto
Richard Anuszkiewicz
Bridget Riley
Frank Stlla
Victor Vasarely
Teacher Models: 
Optical illusion and art History
Students take notes in their sketchbooks 
Teacher Monitors throughout discussion
Check for Understanding: 
Monitor room during Pre-assessment in sketchbook
Monitor throughout discussion to be sure notes are being taken 
Presentation assessment
FINAL PROJECT: Students will create a wire sculpture using op art style
Sculptures must be made from supplies received
Students will use two contrasting colors to achieve optical movement

Day 2: Color theory
Art Link: Prep for presentations
Student artist Presentations
Day 3:
Art Link: 
Favorite artist studied from day 2
Complete presentations
Studio: Begin to construct sculptures
              Wire hanger into wood block
Day 4: Color Theory
Art Link: Compare and contrast Vasarely’s two works of art
One black and white, one in color. 
Studio: Artists construct their three piece wire sculpture. 
               Paint it with a glue mixture
                     1/3 Elmers glue 2/3 water
Color Theory with Josef Albers
Day 5: Black and white study
Art Link: 
Studio: artists paint sculpture with glue mixture
Draw sculpture in sketchbook to study
Fill in sculpture study with black and white pattern
Day 6: Color study
Art Link
Studio: artists paint sculpture with glue mixture
Draw sculpture in sketchbook to study
Fill in sculpture study with a two color pattern
              Paint with acrylic paint
                 no blue tape allowed
   Wood blocks (all shapes) two drilled holes that will hold wire hanger
   Wire hanger
   Paint brushes (small brushes for details)

1 comment:

  1. Your kids did a terrific job with brush control. The brush lines are really pretty precise!!!!