Tuesday, December 2, 2014

8th Grade Computer Op Art

Title: 8th Grade Computer Op Art
Objective: Students will use Adobe Photoshop to create a computer Op Art Design.

Essential Questions:
Who’s artwork should go on display for the art show? Why? What criteria should be used in order to decide?
Which of Victor Vasarely’s computer art do you like the best? Why?

National Art Standards
Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
8th : Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of art-making or designing.
Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
8th : Develop and apply criteria for evaluating a collection of artwork for presentation.

Op Art was from the mid 20th century
The goal of Op Art is to create the illusion of movement and three-dimensionality. Also to fool the eye.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA6IuAaE9Pk&safe=active  * Instructional Step-by-Step Directions.
to finish we ended the video at 5:24 minutes, then we created a new layer, clicked on the gradient tool to choose our own gradient, use your cursor to click in the corner hold down the mouse and drag it to the other corner, select the opacity of the gradient layer and change it to around 50%. We had to resize the image to 8 inches by 8 inches.
Other resources:

We looked at the artist VICTOR VASARELY http://www.op-art.co.uk/victor-vasarely/

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