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									Op Art - Geometry and Art
Op Art is a twentieth-century school of abstract art that uses straight lines or geometric patterns and brilliant colors to create visual effects. Creating Op Art designs involves using geometric shapes, as well as horizontal and vertical lines. Op Art may be used as an inter-related study of art and mathematics and may be adapted to fit the outcomes of individual grades. Any computer drawing and slide show application may be used to create Op Art. Students create their Op Art designs by drawing a series of step-by-step cards in HyperStudio. Each card represents one step in the process of creating the whole design. Middle Years students may include audio with each card, using the language of geometry to describe the shapes and lines of their Op Art pictures and the process of creating the pictures. The slide shows are created by making a series of cards using the drawing tools in HyperStudio. Students may choose to add audio using a microphone and the sound recorder built in to HyperStudio. More advanced students, who are more able to include more extensive mathematical descriptions for the shapes and lines, will require more drawing in their slide shows. It is helpful for students to have a “bank” of geometric terms from which to work as they plan their descriptions. Such terms might include horizontal line, vertical line, congruent shape, perpendicular line, parallel line, similar shape, angle, right angle, polygon, curved line, and so on. Directions: (to be given orally to students) For the first time, do not overlap the shapes you are asked to draw. Using HyperStudio Launch HyperStudio and choose New Stack. Tear off the Tool Box and the Colour Palette. Rearrange the desktop so everything fits. Card 1 The first card begins the sequence of Op Art drawings. The student starts by drawing and describing a large rectangle, including its name and properties. For

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example - “Draw a large rectangle to fill the card. A rectangle is a geometric shape that has four right angles. It also has straight lines.” To do this, click on the rectangular drawing tool. Click on Options | Line Size and choose the second line size from the left side. Click on <OK>. Draw the rectangle. Save the stack - File | Save Stack as | opartinitials.stk (opartml.stk). In the Winnipeg School Division labs HyperStudio defaults to D:\HyperStudio. Card 2 While on Card 1, access Edit | Copy Card, Edit | Paste Card. You should now be on Card 2 and have all the work from Card 1. Using the rectangular drawing tool, draw 4 rectangles anywhere within the larger rectangle (you can use any number). Save the stack. Card 3 While on Card 2, access Edit | Copy Card, Edit | Paste Card. You should now be on Card 3 and have all the work from Card 2. Using the rectangular drawing tool, draw a square anywhere within the large rectangle (you can use any number). Save the stack. Note: To draw a perfect square, hold down the shift key while dragging with the mouse. Card 4 While on Card 3, access Edit | Copy Card, Edit|Paste Card. You should now be on Card 4 and have all the work from Card 3. Add 2 ovals/circles (you can use any number). Save the stack. Note: To draw a perfect circle, hold down the shift key while dragging with the mouse. Card 5 While on Card 4, access Edit | Copy Card, Edit | Paste Card. You should now be on Card 5 and have all the work from Card 4. Add 5 horizontal lines - evenly spaced as possible (you can use any number). Choose the Line Tool and hold the shift key down while you drag the mouse across the card. This will help you to draw straight lines. Save the stack. Note: Make sure the lines touch the frame of the card.

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Card 6 While on Card 5, access Edit | Copy Card, Edit | Paste Card. You should now be on Card 6 and have all the work from Card 5. Add 5 vertical lines - evenly spaced (you can use any number). Choose the Line Tool and hold the shift key down while you drag the mouse across the card. This will help you to draw straight lines. Save the stack. Note: Make sure the lines touch the frame of the card. Card 7 While on Card 6, access Edit | Copy Card, Edit | Paste Card. You should now be on Card 7 and have all the work from Card 6. Using the Paint Bucket Fill Tool and the Colour Palette, fill each geometric shape with different colours. Save the stack. Card 8 While on Card 7, access Edit | Copy Card, Edit | Paste Card. You should now be on Card 8 and have all the work from Card 7. Using the Paint Bucket Fill Tool and the Colour Palette, fill in the background with one colour. Save the stack. Title Card 1. While on Card 8, access Edit | Copy Card. 2. Move to Card 1 by accessing Move | First Card. 3. Access Edit | Paste Card. Check the number of the card. The copy of Card 8 should now be Card 1. If it is not, access Extras | Storyboard and make the copy of Card 8 the first card. This will now be a title card. 4. Make sure you are on Card 1. Choose Objects | Add a Text Object. Leave the Text Object in the Middle of the card. Leave the background at the same colour as your card background and make the text a colour that will show with your background. Remove the checks from beside Scrollable, Draw Scroll Bar and Draw Frame. Click on the <Style> button and change the text to Comic Sans MS - Size 24 or 28. Click on the <OK> button. In the Text Appearance dialog box, click on <Features> and place a check beside “Transparent”. You can now place the title in the most appropriate place on your card. 5. Save the stack.

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Slide Show 1. Access File | Slide Show. 2. Leave all the default settings and click on the <Start> button. 3. If the slide show does not run properly (puts in an extra blank card for each transition), try setting up slide show to run from a button. 4. Access Objects | Add a Button. (When setting up your button, you will need to change the font size. HyperStudio defaults to the last font style and size chosen.) Call the button “Slide Show”. 5. Click on <OK>. Move the button to an appropriate location on your card. 6. Click off the button but on the card. In the Actions dialog box and under Things to Do:, put a check beside New Button Actions. 7. Scroll through the list until you find Slide Show NBA. Click on Slide Show NBA and then the button <Use this NBA>. Change the transition and time as you wish. 8. Make sure there is a check beside “Return to original card on exit”. 9. Click on <OK>, <OK>, and <Done>. 10. Save the stack. 11. Try out your Op Art!

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