15/03/2021 by Amina Sly-Khan 0 Comments
Lockdown Week 12 :- Optical Illusion
Hope you are well on this beautiful sunny March morning. The blossoms are blooming, daffodils are everywhere, days are drawing out... I love spring.
However, after that build up, this week's blog has nothing to do with spring.
I've always loved the work of Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely, both Op Artists , they had a considerable impact on the world of textiles & design.
Op Art is a style of abstract painting which flourished in the 1950's & 1960's, it explored the effects of optical illusions.
I digress... enjoy the session, it's inspired by Op Art.
Workshops are up and running from 12th April, if you go to 'adult workshop' page and have a browse. Call or email for bookings.
Art Club starts on Wednesday 21st April, 10 am - noon. Bring your own projects & materials. I'm on hand for guidance, advice and to ply you with tea, coffee & biscuits.
Murphy is on hand for cuddles. First session is only £10.00 ( only £12.00 after that).
Resources:- paper, pencil, black marker pen
- Draw a square 11 x 11 cm and in the centre of your square draw a circle.
- Lightly draw a line above and below the circle which gives the impression of an eye.
- Draw repeating lines around the circle.
- Draw repeating lines above & below the 'eye' shape.
- Fill the circle with black, then, every other line.
- Do the same with the lines outside the 'eye'.
- Rub out any pencil lines.
- The black needs to be added very neatly and precisely to achieve an optical illusion.
If you want a further challenge, try the additional Op Art image.
Let me know how you get on, please share the blog.
Have a great week,
Amina & Murphy