Tessellations

Do you know what is the definition of tessellation and what does it take to create one? When a geometric shape is repeated over and over again, covering a plane of tiles without any gaps or overlaps, it results in a tessellation – a mosaic pattern of a mesmerizing visual effect. This Tessellations art activity is inspired by the artist MC Escher and it works on drawing the principles of Design: pattern, repetition and unity. We hope you enjoy the lesson.

Supply List:

  • 4″ x 4″ Piece of Cardboard
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Crayons or Markers
  • Regular Paper or Construction Paper