OP Art Tutorial

  1. object => blend => blend option => specified steps or smooth color => object => makeop art tutorial-01.jpg
  2. object => blend => effect => distort & transform => free distort => object => expand appearance => right click => transform => reflect =>  vertical => copyop art tutorial-02
  3. effect =>  distort & transformation => zig zag => object => expand appearance => click white arrow => adjust shap

    4. save as => file => export => tick “use artboards”


POP Art & Andy Warhol

POP Art: is an art movement that emerged in the mid-1950s in Britain and the late 1950s in the United States. Pop art presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture such as advertising and news. In pop art, material is sometimes visually removed from its known context, isolated, and/or combined with unrelated material.

Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s.



Op art, also known as optical art, is a style of visual art that uses optical illusions.

characteristics: Op art works are abstract, with many better known pieces created in black and white. Typically, they give the viewer the impression of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibrating patterns, or of swelling or warping. Riley,_Movement_in_SquaresMovement in Squares, by Bridget Riley 1961

Optical and no objective transformations which transforming into planes, fashion and objects. There are artists known for op art as below:

  • Bridget Riley: pre-computer art designer
  • Somia Delaunary: more pattern design
  • Joset Albers: with color design
  • Donald Judd: trans-formative minimalist, multiple function design, concatenation (to link) , parallelogram……
  • Gordor Watters (1919-1995): NZ artist
  • Micheal Parekowhai: NZ artist
  • Sarah Hughes: http://www.sarahughes.co.nz/installations/#/the-big-stick-up/sara_hughes_the_big_stick_up1Sarah Hughes installation at gallery cup in Sydney.


Stop Animation workshop


Stop Animation:Stop animation (also called stop motion animation) is animation that is captured one frame at time, with physical objects that are moved between frames. When play back the sequence of images rapidly, it creates the illusion of movement. If we understand how 2 D drawn animation (early Animation workshop) works, stop animation is similar, except using physical objects instead of images.

The basic process of animation involves taking a photograph of objects or characters, moving them slightly, and taking another photograph. When play back the images consecutively, the objects or characters appear to move on their own.

The example of Stop Animation: Future Islands: “A dream of you and me”show up:

  • Happy
  • Childhood / playful
  • shape and form interesting
  • movement
  • colorful
  • line, 3 D, Music…….

This technical can be used in Advertising, Creative design, Planning, Stages of work (transformation, recording, time lapse, etc……….)

Workshop planning:

  • Collaborative & creative
  • 200-250 frames
  • 25 fps
  • low setting for resolution to keep down file size
  • 3 persons in one group
  • Tools and materials: camera, magazine, painting stuff, flowers, other objects  ………..