Agamographs – 2nd and 3rd Grade

2nd and 3rd grade embarked on an ambitious project this week. They each made an Agamograph! I saw my first ‘Agamograph’ at a recent educators day at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. I was so intrigued by the concept that I knew it would be a perfect art project for our curious 2nd and 3rd graders. Rather than giving an explantion of how the students completed the project, I thought I would let the pictures speak for themselves! I absolutely love how these turned out 🙂

Definition: – An agamograph is a piece of art work composed of two separate images. Since the images are folded in an accordion style, as the viewer passes by the piece, the
images morph from the first image to the second image.

Michael F.

Michael F.

Michael F.

Michael F.

Michael F.

Michael F.

Kaleigh C.

Kaleigh C.

Kaleigh C.

Kaleigh C.

Kaleigh C.

Kaleigh C.

Collin F.

Collin F.

Collin F.

Collin F.

Collin F.

Collin F.

Tayloranne W.

Tayloranne W.

Tayloranne W.

Tayloranne W.

Tayloranne W.

Tayloranne W.

Connor B.

Connor B.

Connor B.

Connor B.

Connor B.

Connor B.

Gabriel G.

Gabriel G.

Gabriel G.

Gabriel G.

Gabriel G.

Gabriel G.

Bailey L.

Bailey L.

Bailey L.

Bailey L.

Bailey L.

Bailey L.

Davis M.

Davis M.

Davis M.

Davis M.

Davis M.

Davis M.

August V.

August V.

August V.

August V.

2ndand 3rd Grade

2ndand 3rd Grade

About stephwheatley

Formerly from Britain, I have lived in the USA since 1989. My qualifications are in library science, but I've had a passion for all things artsy and crafty for as long as I can remember! I became the Primary Art Teacher at Shady Oak Christian School in 2009 and am thoroughly enjoying myself. I teach students at both Shady Oak Christian School and Shady Oak Primary School. It's wonderful to be able to share my passion at a place that believes in the importance of learning through creativity. Please check out the Shady Oak websites at http://www.shadyoak.net/ and http://www.shadyoakprimary.com/ to learn more about these unique schools located in Richmond, TX.
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7 Responses to Agamographs – 2nd and 3rd Grade

  1. Suzanna says:

    These are amazing! Did you mount the artwork onto foam core board or something to make it sturdier? How did you reattach the strips into a zig zag after cutting? And last, what did you mount the final work of art onto?

    • Hi Suzanna,
      Apologies for the late response. Things are always a little hectic leading up to Christmas! Two separate pieces of art work were cut into strips of equal widths. They were mounted on to a piece of poster board that was the same width of the two pieces of art combined. This poster board was folded, concertina style. Each fold was the same width as the cut strips of art. The poster board was sturdy enough for displaying the art. Hope this helps. It was one of my favorite projects to do with the students.

  2. I forgot to mention, it is useful to number the strips to avoid confusion when attaching the two pieces of art work to the poster board. For example the first strip from each piece of art work will be 1, the second strip 2 and so on. I instructed my students to glue all their strips from only one piece of art first. These strips would be glued on to the upward folds only. The other strips from the second piece of art would all be glued on to the downward folds. Hope this makes sense!

  3. Jennifer Graham says:

    Thank you for the explanation of how to do this project. i love it when we get more than just the pictures to try to figure it out for ourselves. This is a very cool project! Thank you so much for sharing.

  4. Renee S hneier says:

    Hi
    What size did u make these?
    Thank you

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