Op Art Hearts




Turn a heart drawing into an optical illusion. The step-by-step instructions make teaching op art easy!

Your students will “LOVE” these Op Art Hearts, and you can sneak in some lessons about warm and cool colors. Make teaching about the elements of art fun and easy!

They will also learn about how shapes can create illusory contours and how to make a heart look 3D. This art lesson packet includes the presentations, handouts, rubrics, and labels to help you from start to finish! Just print and go. (These heart lessons are different from the op art hearts included in 2 of my other op art sets.)

But that’s not all! 

I’ve also included 14 coloring pages for early finishers, or for students to try out color combinations. 

You also get the Op Art Hearts Collaborative Project!

Your students will:

  • Learn about Op Art and how implied contours are created.
  • Learn how warm and cool colors can create an illusion.
  • Make one of 7 Op Art Heart projects.
  • OR Make a Collaborative Op Art Heart project.
  • Write about the meaning of love, friendship or caring.
  • Self-assess on a rubric.
  • Write about the colors they used in an art critique.


  • Color Theory – warm  & cool
  • The Science of Op Art – implied contours
  • The Elements of Art – positive & negative shapes, color, line
  • Writing

What you get:

  • 1 page of vocabulary terms and definitions
  • 3 pages of definition display cards
  • 1 page of variation ideas for the lessons
  • 4 pages of labels and rubrics
  • 12 pages of instructions (1 for each lesson)
  • 12 pages of handouts (1 for each lesson)
  • 30 slide presentation on warm/cool colors and the optical illusions
  • 4 pages of art critique handouts (3) and instructions
  • 14 pages of coloring pages for students to color
  • 2 pages of coloring page lesson ideas
  • 13 pages of the Op Art Hearts Collaborative Project

A total of 96 pages.

This lesson contains the following products (also sold separately):

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