Optical Illusions! 10 Step-by-Step Design Handouts- Examples! Distance Learning

Grade Levels
5th - 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
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23 pages
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Op Art is an easy drawing lesson for beginners that introduces art students to

One-Point Perspective Drawing! A step-by-step art activity to start a 2-D Drawing Unit! A middle school, student-tested favorite art project with printable worksheet and handouts! Suitable for grades 5-12!

This 23 page PDF includes:

•10 printable, step-by-step, illustrated handouts

•A worksheet to help students to start their own unique optical illusion.

•A Cover Page and Table of Contents page to create a student-friendly packet so students can mix and match different illusions to produce more creative and original artworks based upon each student’s favorite illusions.

•20 optical illusion examples to help students see the possibilities these step-by-step design handouts can help them to produce!

Additional Educational Benefits:

Besides learning the basics of One-point perspective this lesson can be used to:

•Provides practice using rulers with accuracy.

•Provides an opportunity to practice accurate craftsmanship.

•Provides an opportunity to create a Focal Point with contrasting color combinations.

•Teach about the Art Elements Line, Color, Shape, and Value and Space!

•Introduces students to techniques to create the illusion of SPACE in artwork by illustrating a decrease in size, placement on paper, and color value.

•Easy enough to follow that this can be used as a Distance Learning or Art Sub Plan activity!

Duration: 3-4, 50-minute class sessions

Techniques & Art Concepts: Drawing with marker and rulers, One-Point Perspective, Application of the Elements of Art to create a Design.

Design Principles: Contrast, Variety, Pattern, Repetition, Emphasis, Focal Point.

Design Process Support:

•The step-by-step worksheets have text instructions but also clear illustrations of each step to support visual learners.

•The index and packet make this user friendly for students, home-school and distance learners.

“I Can Statements”:

-I can… create the illusion of SPACE and DEPTH on a flat piece of paper.

-I can… apply One Point Perspective to a drawing to create an Optical Illusion.

-I can…create a Center of Interest.

I can… use 3 Art Elements to create Variety.

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Total Pages
23 pages
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Teaching Duration
4 days
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