For 7th and 8th grade students we started off the new semester with a lesson incorporating our names into a design. We started the lesson discussing the Elements of Art and Principles of Designs that can be found in the examples provided.
Then we discussed Op Artists Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley and familiarized ourselves with their works of art. Students then took a triangle of paper and created block letters of their names and traced it onto their papers flipping and rotating as they went in order to create a radial design.
Students could use solid colors to complete their pieces or use patterns. The results are outstanding!
Here is a link to the lesson http://www.teachkidsart.net/kaleidoscope-lettering-design/