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Teamwork - Respect - Aim High

1st June - 5th June

Tessellation Art 


Task 1: Create a Simple Tessellating Design

This week, we are going to look at a famous artist called M.C. Escher, who created fantastic pieces of art that were inspired by Maths! 


Have a look at the PowerPoint below to learn more about his art. Then, have a go at the task at the end to create your own mini tessellation. You can use the grids linked below to help you.

Task 2: Create A Tessellation Template


Look again at the artwork created by Escher. What types of shapes and lines did he use? 


Use the PowerPoint or video below to have a go at creating some tessellation templates that you can use to create a big piece of artwork. This time, see if you can use some wiggly lines! Which template do you like the best? 

Escher Style Tessellations For Primary Students

Task 3: Create a Tessellation Art Piece


Now that you have made a template, you can draw around it to create your repeating pattern, just like Escher. 


Once you have filled your page with your tessellations, look carefully at it. Do you see anything in each shape? A fish? A flower? A dog? If so, you could add some simple marks for some detail, such as a dot for an eye, or a a few lines for wings or scales. If you don't see anything, that's OK too! You can leave it blank. 


Have a look at the artwork below based on Escher's tessellations to give you some ideas.