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Not So “Plane” Op Art Portraits

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will analyze the work of various optical art artists and how movement influences their work. They will explore the mathematical application of balance as they create their own op art-inspired self-portraits, utilizing the line of symmetry as they work.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will analyze how op art artists’ understanding of the world may have been influenced by movement.

Students will review the creation of form and how objects can be broken into planes.

Students will review proportions of the face and discuss the line of symmetry in relation to portrait drawing.

Students will apply their knowledge of op art patterns and 2D design to create planes of value and form.

Teaching Strategies

  • Facilitate a discussion on how op art artists’ understanding of the world may have been influenced by movement.
  • Demonstrate creating form and how objects can be broken into planes.
  • Lead the review on proportions of the face and discuss the line of symmetry to create portraits.
  • Demonstrate how op art patterns and 2D designs can create planes of value and form.
  • Guide a class reflection on the artwork.

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National Standards


Create

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and Contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.

VA:Cr1.2.IIIa

Demonstrate understanding of associated principles, by consolidating production processes to demonstrate deliberate choices in organizing and integrating content and stylistic conventions in media arts productions. Example: Use emphasis and tone.

Grade.HS.Anchor.15

Refine and elaborate aesthetic elements and technical components to intentionally form relevant expressions in media artworks for specific contexts, intentions, and audiences.

Grade.HS.Anchor.!

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

25 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • 8.5" x 11" white drawing paper
  • Black ink pens
  • Ruler
  • Bone folder or popsicle stick
  • Mirror or photo reference of self
  • Pencil
  • Eraser

National Standards


Create

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and Contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.

VA:Cr1.2.IIIa

Demonstrate understanding of associated principles, by consolidating production processes to demonstrate deliberate choices in organizing and integrating content and stylistic conventions in media arts productions. Example: Use emphasis and tone.

Grade.HS.Anchor.15

Refine and elaborate aesthetic elements and technical components to intentionally form relevant expressions in media artworks for specific contexts, intentions, and audiences.

Grade.HS.Anchor.!

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Steps

Analyze Artists & Review Facial Symmetry

Discuss op artists as a class. Create a list of inferred influences based on analysis of prior art movements and other artwork. Look into a mirror or use a reference picture to observe areas of symmetry in a face.

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Instructional Materials

Reference

Basic Op Art Patterns

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Reference

Planes of the Face

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Artist Bio

M.C. Escher

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Artist Bio

Victor Vasarely

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Reflection

#ArtistStatement

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