Curves from Lines

Line Designs

I recently shared a few of Victor Vasarely’s prints with a group of sixth grade students.  He was a Hungarian/French Abstract Painter (1908-1997) and is recognized as the “father” of Op Art.  After viewing his art, the students were inspired to create Op Art of their own.  They practiced making simple parabolic line designs, then continued with more difficult angles and shapes.  By combining two or more angles, a variety of designs can be made that reveal the beauty of illusions.  In addition to geometric concepts, students also learned about perception and how a repeated pattern creates an optical illusion. 

My information source was Line Designs: Designs and Drawings, Geometric Figures by Dale Seymour.  To learn more about how to create the line designs, visit the Little” Artists in Training blog. 

Line Designs
Line Designs

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Debra Lemieux

If Then Creativity

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