Now that we've finished up Pop Artists Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana, we are going to merge the two projects into one. To do this, we looked at artist Yaacov Agam. Yaacov is originally from Israel and is known for his paintings and architecture. His artwork is a blend of Op Art and Kinetic Art. His work looks similar to an accordion fold. On one side of each fold is one artwork and on the other side of the fold is another artwork. So depending on where you are standing, you could see two different artworks! He called these works of art Agamographs.
You can read about the Andy Warhol project here. And the Robert Indiana project here.
While the two Pop Art pieces were easy, the Agamograph proved to be much trickier. The first day was spent drawing one inch lines on the back of each artwork. I pre-cut one inch strips so that all they had to do was line up the strip each time and trace along it. This was tricky because I didn't know that we were going to turn these into Agamographs until after we had started the projects so our two artworks were two different sizes. We got things sorted out in the long run though and made it work. After students traced their lines, they accordion folded a large sheet of paper. I had printed lines on the sheet so that they knew where to fold each time.
The 2nd day we numbered the back side of one of our artworks so we knew what order our strips needed to be glued down in. Students then cut along their traced strips and glued them down in the correct order on their accordion fold.
On the final day, they did the same thing as last class except with the other artwork.
It was a stressful project but so worth it!
Harmony and Consolidated Elementary Art Teacher in Milton, WI. UW-Eau Claire graduate. WAEA President-Elect. Apple Teacher.