I have been having fun writing lesson plans for Elementary Art students. In the past few weeks I have had the opportunity to teach the students something of my own volition.
We have spoken about complementary colors and how graphic designers use certain colors to sell products. After the students were able to design their own logos for everything from made-up sports teams to a personal logo. One of my favorite logos was for a sports team that a student made up called the "Dunking Whales". It was so funny it was a drawing of quite literally a whale dunking a basket ball. It was one of the most creative logos. Kids love to come up with funny situations, and this project gave them the chance to do so, and they really ran with it. All while using proper color schemes!
This past Thursday I spent the day planning an Op Art Lesson inspired by Bridget Riley, one of the founders of OP Art. I have yet to try it out but I am very excited to put the plan into action.