OP ART CUBES

7th/8th Grade

After studying color mixing, we moved into warm and cool color combination theory. We viewed artwork by Victor Vasarely and noticed his manipulation of warm/cool colors to achieve visual movement within his art pieces. As a class we each made our own visual 3-D piece (cube) with emphasis on compass construction and warm/cool theory. The cube was designed in a flat stage using a template and the commonality of each cube was concentric circles at opposite ends of the main "face" of the cube. This commonality was the thread that held our cube "sculpture" together. If you look closely at the pictures, you will see how a part of one cube's circle blends into another cube's circle arc...which makes for a fascinating classroom community sculpture.

Designing the commonality of the concentric circles.