Where nothing is as it seems«
What is an optical illusion?
Some more optical illusions«
A strange fence«
Is it the top or the bottom?
Are there 2 or 3?
Choose an artist to study with the class:
M.C. Escher Bridget Riley Victor Vasarely
Yaacov Aga m
Let·s learn about someone famous:
Here are some videos of M.C. Escher:
Are they fish or birds?
Where do they come from?
What is in the center of the eye?
Can you see the man in the ball?
Wow, where do the stairs go?
A mud puddle«
Are they bats or angels?
What a strange waterfall«
What is the man looking at?
Going up« and up« and up«
Lots of lizards«
What·s wrong with this castle?
Here is the same castle, made from LEGO
Let·s explore Escher·s artwork«
Let·s try a puzzle!!
This is a strange mirror«
How did they do it?
. . .
KIDS DID IT!!!themselves! Op-art that children made
Stewie, Stewie, Age 6
Conrad, Age 4
Spencer, Age 5
Richie, age 100
Ryan, age 101
Choose one from the list below:
Explore Optical IllusionsExploring Op Art
Students examine pictures of op-art and create their own. For beginner to intermediate level students.
Paper CraftPaper Craft
Students create a 3-dimensional object from a 2D template. Examine the relationship between 2D and 3D. For intermediate to high level.
Students use cameras to create optical illusion photography. Intermediate to high. Discuss different methods of creating trick photos.
Students create a 3D model of a 2D optical illusion with Lego or 3D modeling software. Alternatively, students can create op-art using computer software.
Today, we are going to do TRICK PHOTOGRAPHY
Some examples of trick photography:
Now, try your own!
Exploring Op Art
Some examples of Op Art:
Let·s draw Op-Art together: Op-
Now try with a template:
Leonardo da Vinci
1934 BRITISH AIRPLANE