Optical Art or Op Art is a style of visual art that uses optical illusions. These are abstract works that the students created in black and white. This form of art typically gives the viewer the impression of movement, flashing, vibrating patterns, or of swelling or warping.
The students were asked to select an item that they could apply topography to. When the students applied this to their item, they are creating shapes the are layered, giving the perspective of their item lifting off the page, a 3-D effect.
Description: First year art students were asked to find 25 words, in different fonts, that described themselves. The students used perspective, positive/negative space in layering their words and color schemes on their project. The medias used for this project were ink pen and colored pencils.
Description: At end the school year, students are given a page torn out of a dictionary and told to find a word they could draw and animate on the page. Using oil pastels and chalk to add depth and effect to their work. It is their interpretation of the word, how they see it or how it makes them feel. This is an extension of an exercise that they have done throughout the year, they were given a word and asked to draw their interpretation of it.
Description: This piece is done with a scratchboard. The technique is to use sharp knives or tools to engrave into a layer of white china clay that is often coated in black India ink. Unlike many drawing media, where the artist adds in the mid-tones and shadows, with scratchboard the artist is working by adding in the highlights, the way they do this is by removing or scratching the ink off the paper or board to reveal the surface below.
Description: This piece was created with of colored pencils, water color pencils, and watercolor paint within the five sections of the circle. Palacios specifically chose specific colors to give it a warm and vibrant feeling when looking at it. I was required to choose a reptile and so I decided to choose a bearded dragon after the one I own named Lazarus.
Description: This piece of art displays the anomaly of architecture in the form of fine art. The Gamble House, tucked away in a historic neighborhood of Pasadena, California, is commonly described as America's Arts and Crafts masterpiece. Savage visited Pasadena as a child and witnessed and walk the grounds of the Gamble House. The home was designed and built by Greene and Greene architects in 1908-1909 for David B. Gamble and his family.
Description: To make this portrait Melillo transferred a photo of herself onto a large piece of paper. She began by drawing a grid and completed the portrait square by square.
Description: Bloom's art depicts a type of star design he found on the internet. He traced an outline of the star to cut out for the base. To make the art piece pop-out, Bloom cut smaller pieces of paper and glued to the base, placing a small block inbetween each paper.
Description: According to Catherine, the artwork portrayed here is a color wheel she learned about containing primary, secondary, and tertiary colors. She expressed her creativity in her color wheel with unique building structures from around the world.