Bridget Riley-Inspired Op-Art Drawings
Sternhagen, Ronda, Arts & Activities
My high-school fundamentals of art class is an all-encompassing experience in drawing, painting, 3-D, printmaking and more, with most of the projects directly influenced by art history and artist studies. Students are generally attracted to optical illusions and often embark on a quest to conquer the "how to" of creating them. After much trial and error, I have developed a process for students of varying skill levels to be successful creating original Bridget Riley-inspired Op Art drawings.
First we use a "Roundtable" reading strategy to learn more about Bridget Riley: Divide students into pairs and ask them to write everything they already know about Bridget Riley at the top of a piece of paper. They will likely know few facts. Then direct them to draw a horizontal line under the facts they were able to record. Proceed by drawing a vertical line down the rest of the paper so students have two columns on their paper, and have each student write their name at the top of one of the columns.
Put together a narrative about Bridget Riley using Web sites …
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Publication information: Article title: Bridget Riley-Inspired Op-Art Drawings. Contributors: Sternhagen, Ronda - Author. Magazine title: Arts & Activities. Volume: 143. Issue: 2 Publication date: March 2008. Page number: 32+. © 2009 Publishers' Development Corporation. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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