4th grade- op art

Posted by Lisa Magnarelli on 6/9/2020 11:00:00 AM

Hello 4th graders,

I hope your week is going well and that you are enjoying the great outdoors!


Have you all checked out, and maybe even started, the assignment...

Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby Kids Day 2020 tee shirt contest!!

If not, you still have time.. it is due on the 22nd of June-the last day of school.


 here is the link for the derby tee shirt contest..get going!!!


Today in art y'all are going to be making Op art.


Op art is short for optical art, art that makes your eyes go crazy and your tummy flip.

Click here  for a great introduction to Op art, but i warn you, your eyes may hurt after!!


Now that you are back, this is what we are learning about and making today, Op art.

*Op Art Shaded Shapes

Op Art Shaded Shapes Lesson Plan. KinderArt.com


What You Need:

  • 9″x12″ white paper, or something close
  • Sharpie markers or black marker
  • pencil, crayons or markers


*Start by drawing a curved line across the paper with a Sharpie marker.  Think rolling hill… not roller coaster!

Op Art Shaded Shapes - Step 1. KinderArt.com

*Add 8 dots across the line.

They should be different lengths apart.

You need a dot close to the edges of your paper.

Op Art Shaded Shapes - Step 2. KinderArt.com

*Start connecting the dots with bumps.

The lines from the dots close to the edge will go off the edge of the paper to an imaginary dot.

Op Art Shaded Shapes - Step 3. KinderArt.com

*The lines will eventually go off the top and bottom of the paper .

Op Art Shaded Shapes - Step 4. KinderArt.com

*Fill the whole paper.

Op Art Shaded Shapes - Step 5. KinderArt.com

Pick a group of colors you feel work well together (2 or 3 colors).

*Using pencil, crayons, or markers, fill in the spaces. Press harder in the corners. As you get near the top of each bump, press lighter and lighter.

Op Art Shaded Shapes - Step 6. KinderArt.com

*Continue until the work is complete.

Op Art Shaded Shapes - Step 7. KinderArt.com

Op Art Shaded Shapes - Examples. KinderArt.com

Crazy, right?? How are your eyes?


Below are videos of a two more Op art projects you may be interested in.

Check them out and if you want even more there are plenty of other tutorials on the internet, just search Op art.

Have fun, learn lots and send pics!!!


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