Design: Optical illusions

Inspired by the ‘lenticular prints’ of Luz Perez Ojeda, children carefully cut two images into strips and by alternating them side by side, in sequential order, and then folding, they create an optical illusion piece of art

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To create an image using an artistic process

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Improve their mastery of Art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: May need help to measure the lines accurately.

 

Pupils working at greater depth: Should be encouraged to give thought to their selection of two images, choosing them for either a link or juxtaposition between them.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

Created by:
Simon Chubb,  
Art & Design specialist
Simon is a teacher, cartoonist and artist. He uses his 25 years of experience to teach art in schools and has his own workshop business ‘Scartoons’ in which children create comicA series of drawings which tell a story characters and…
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