Optical Illusions

During the spring term in year four, we have been studying a variety of different artists and their work. We began by thinking about what an optical illusion was. What does illusion mean? It means to trick or deceive somebody or something. An optical illusion is something that tricks your eyes so that what you think you see is different from what is really there.

Next, we learnt about what juxtaposition means. Juxtaposition is a technique used by many artists to highlight differences and contrasts. We spent time choosing two juxtaposing pictures for our optical illusion, some of us chose contrasting colours whilst others chose contrasting themes or ideas.

Finally, we spent the afternoon precisely measuring, cutting, scoring and folding to create fabulous optical illusions. We are very proud of the work we created.