Friday, September 7, 2012

Optical Illusions - grade 5/6


 
Today I did an optical illusion lesson with my grade 5/6 homeroom class. Since I have them for the majority of the day, I am able to spend a nice chunk of time on art. They were able to complete the entire lesson in about 2 hours. Let it be known that this was a HARD lesson for them to do! It involved a solid hour of instruction, which I did step by step to make sure that they understood. Following that, we did a lesson on shading, including making a scale of how hard to push with your pencil (from 1-10, one section was a 3, one was a 7, one was a full on 10.)

If people are interested, I can do a tutorial for this lesson. Just let me know in the comments if you're interested!





 Below is a hastily taken picture of the bulletin board:

Hope back to school has been great for everyone!

31 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, these are SO cool. I love how some of them look pushed in, while others look pushed out, depending on where the chose to put which values, I guess.they must be proud! I'm amazed you could get all that done in a couple of hours. Why do you get the kids for such an extended time? It seems quite unusual.

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    1. Hey Phyl! Thanks for the comments! My assignment is weird, and I always wonder if my readers actually understand what my teaching assignment really is. I'm not really an "art teacher". I am actually a homeroom, grade 5/6 French immersion teacher - I teach social studies, science, gym, language, health, art, dance, music, etc (all in French). But, I don't teach English, or math (which is done in English in Ontario.) So for 2 hours a day, my kids are with their English teacher. During that time, I do art to one/two class a day, and I get my planning time. So instead of breaking up art periods with my group over a week, I'll usually bulk them all together and do a big Friday afternoon art blowout with them. They're SO proud of their work!

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  2. I'd like a tutorial of the lesson! I am just starting OP art with 5th and sixth now I'd like to Up it a level and this totally would be it~

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    1. Tutorial posted here! http://artisandesarts.blogspot.ca/2012/09/optical-illusion-cube-tutorial.html

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    1. Tutorial posted here! http://artisandesarts.blogspot.ca/2012/09/optical-illusion-cube-tutorial.html

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  4. These are amazing!! I would love to have the tutorial so I can try with my 5th grade art students!

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    1. Tutorial posted here! http://artisandesarts.blogspot.ca/2012/09/optical-illusion-cube-tutorial.html

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  5. These are SO COOL!!! I love a new op art lesson and would love to see how you taught it!!

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    1. Tutorial posted here! http://artisandesarts.blogspot.ca/2012/09/optical-illusion-cube-tutorial.html

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  6. Yes, please! A tutorial would be lovely! Do you really only speak French with your homeroom kids? Tres Magnifique!

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    1. Haha, I do! I speak French all day, as all my art classes are French too. I definitely struggle for words sometimes!

      Tutorial posted here! http://artisandesarts.blogspot.ca/2012/09/optical-illusion-cube-tutorial.html

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  7. A tutorial would be great and my 5th graders would love this.

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    1. Tutorial posted here! http://artisandesarts.blogspot.ca/2012/09/optical-illusion-cube-tutorial.html

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    2. Merci beaucoup! This will be great with my Escher lessons.

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  8. A tutorial for sure!! Love them. :)

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    1. Tutorial posted here! http://artisandesarts.blogspot.ca/2012/09/optical-illusion-cube-tutorial.html

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  10. These look fantastic! Please give us a tutorial - I would love to attempt this with a grade 6 class :)

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  11. An excellent lesson! I'm looking forward to the tutorial!!

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    1. Tutorial posted here! http://artisandesarts.blogspot.ca/2012/09/optical-illusion-cube-tutorial.html

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  12. Tutorial Please! This is amazing!

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    1. Tutorial posted here! http://artisandesarts.blogspot.ca/2012/09/optical-illusion-cube-tutorial.html

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  13. I really like this idea. I know by seeing these, my kids would be excited to do them and sit through an hour of instruction if they knew they could accomplish such marvelous! You sound like you are an amazing teacher. You have got your hands full.
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  14. Wonderful op art! I just had to try it!
    I have done a tutorial using isometric paper - I used to teach my class math ;-)
    If you want to see it, please take at look at: http://frubilledkunst.blogspot.dk/2012/09/op-art-del-6-terninger.html

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  16. I have done two of your illusion art lessons and they have turned out really great. Thank you so much for sharing your creative brain. My students love your site!
    -Sydney, Australia-

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words!'
      -aly

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  17. Bonjour,
    Un tutoriel s'il vous plait, je vais travailler l'illusion d'optique avec mes élèves.
    Merci pour ce site qui me donne plein d'idées.

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  18. Thank you so much for the great detailed instructions! I can hardly wait to try this out with my students!

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