Optical Illusions and Visual Plans

I'm about overdue for a post don'tcha think?
We wrapped up our lesson on optical illusions this month.
I'm pretty sure I said that in the last post too...but this time I really mean it.
It was loads of fun!
Here's our shading work in progress...
My 5th grade groups had fun creating bubble wave illusions.

My 4th graders enjoyed making cool swirly thingys {do you have a better name?}.
The kids called them "mind warps".
To 9 year olds, mind warps sound much cooler than "optical illusion".
It's true.
Both projects were perfect vehicles to review the element of line while introducing shading, blending and color value.
Patterning was also thrown in there for good measure!
Never hurts, right?
They turned out really great!! 
I'll leave you with my visual plans for the next few months.

You can click on each picture to get more details.
You'll have to download the PDF Version in order to access the clickable links. 
You won’t be able to click on the pictures in Google Drive.

1 comment

  1. Glad you are back on deck. I love reading about your ideas. These look fabulous.
    Julie :-)
    Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage


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