We are all getting dizzy about Op Art. In honor of Valentine's Day we have created a heart shaped optical illusions. There is no outline of the heart, but we can still see it clearly! We looked at many different types of Op Art illusions. We made real-life connections and discussed how Op art is made. Using color, pattern, line, and shape, the outcomes were stunning.
February 4th is the Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the Monkey! To celebrate we learned about Chinese dragons. Chinese dragons are a symbol of luck and protection. They are heard to be seen flying across the sky and their wave like shape reminds us of the oceans that they protect.
The 2nd grade drew beautifully detailed Chinese dragons while the 3rd and 4th grade sculpted them out of clay. The clay dragons are incredible! Unfortunately, our school kiln is currently under repair, so we will have to patiently wait for their completion.
Lauren Dziadosz is a K-5 art teacher at Hedke and Anderson Elementary Schools in Trenton, Michigan