Implementation of ‘Op Art with Victor Vasarely’ (SOI-MT-160)

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My students are aged between 8-9 years and with the implementation of Op art with Victor Vasarely by Maric Jurec, the aim was to raise awareness about artworks that could sometimes deceive the eyes. The activity was designed in a way that students would appreciate the artworks of Op artists and try to imitate them.


The students were introduced to optical artworks executed by op artists and the characteristics that make an artwork fall under this deceiving style.

Work Explanation: drawing a ripple effect artwork

I invited the students to pretend that they threw a pebble in a pond. I tried to invite the students to think about the ripple effect that they think would be created. I explained that they should depict this in an optical artwork. Depicting the moving waves on a paper, which is static, is not an easy task.

Work Development

Students divided their page into four equal parts and traced around a bottle cap to draw the ripple effect around it. In each section, they placed the bottle cap in different positions: in the middle, at the upper right or bottom left-hand side to end up with different ripple effects all over the page. The students drew bigger circles around the smaller ones. I encouraged them to be original and to use a combination of complementary colours.

Until the end of the lesson, the students created different ripple effect op artworks.

Work in Progress

Work in progress …
Work in progress …

Did you find this story of implementation interesting? Why don’t you read about the related learning scenario:

Op art with Victor Vasarely (LS-HR-112) by Marica Jurec

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CC BY 4.0: the featured image used to illustrate this article has been found on Europeana Collections and provided by the Swedish Open Cultural Heritage.

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