Op Art w/ 5th grade

Some of my students aren’t painters. Some of them aren’t draw-ers. Oddly, this project made those forementioned students SHINE!

We watched a brief video on M.C. Escher to introduce to them that math can also be found in art.

Then we watch a video on Vaserely, the pioneer artist of Op Art.

Then we started drawing!

I had them divide a piece of scrap paper into six sections, and walked them through six different examples of Op Art.

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Then we started the actual project!

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Some of the classes used nets of cubes to make their Op Art, while others made theirs 12 x 12 and used complementary colors.

5th Grade Op Art 5th Grade Op Art



Ms. Luna's Signature


About Ms. Luna

Here we go! Year number four! Teaching artist at Mark Twain Elementary! I started my career in 2002, in the New York City Schools as a Special Education Middle School teacher. Moving back to my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, I continued teaching Special Education and also began teaching after school and summer art programs. Moving again to Houston, Texas. I have taught all levels and abilities from kindergarten to college and am very excited to be teaching here at Mark Twain! I am also a professional artist and designer that shows work worldwide. I have been featured in the Houston Chronicle, Austin Fashion Week, Houston Press, and at the Grassi Museum of the Applied Arts in Germany. I hold a Masters of Science in Special Education from Manhattan College and a Masters of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University. I currently am teaching grades kindergarten through fifth and am an adjuct art professor at Alvin Community College.

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