Tessellations, an Introductory Class: Art, Math & the Magic of Pattern
In this single session class, we'll explore and demystify the concepts behind the amazing interlocking patterns called tessellations, and you'll create your own tessellation!
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How did pattern-master M.C. Escher create his artwork? How did Islamic artists create infinite, complex patterns that seem to continue on forever? It's not as impossible as it looks! Tessellations, the interlocking, repeated patterns, are behind the magic. Tessellations elicit wonder in their complexity. In this introductory class, we'll demystify how they work by reviewing some ways in which we can simply create tessellating pattern pieces that create repeating patterns that perfectly...
I have always adored Escher's work and spent hours looking at it when I was younger. Part of its appeal for me is these incredible interlocking tessellations! I love the idea of opening the door for students to understand a bit more how Escher and other artists create them, and to helping them to create their own.
As mentioned, they won't completely finish their project in class with me. I hope they'll want to see it through after class!
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR CLASS: **-At least two 3"x3" square pieces of cardstock (you can cut from an index card or file folder or very lightweight food box) - something that is heavier-weight, yet still easy enough for your child to cut on their own, since they'll be cutting into this to make their tessellation templates. (If you have more than two, they can explore more tessellations on their own after class.) (PLEASE NOTE: this really needs to be a very sturdy paper or cardstock. You can't make an effective template using regular lightweight paper.) -Scissors -Scotch tape -A pencil -A few sheets of white paper on which to draw/color their tessellating patterns - at least 8.5"x11". Ideally, construction/drawing paper, so it'll take color nicely, but printer paper will work if that's all you have! -Colored pencils or markers for decorating
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55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Stephanie Krause: Your Think-Outside-the-Box Guide
Teaching artist, illustrator, museum educator. Inspiring a love of art and art-making!
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
326 total reviews
250 completed classes
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