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Tessellation Lesson Plan

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Carlin Morrison

on 31 October 2013

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Transcript of Tessellation Lesson Plan

Post Test
Self Reflection Essay
Reflect back on the process of creating your tessellation and dictate how and why you created and designed your tessellation the way you did. Write a one page essay consisting of seven of the vocabulary terms discussed during the pretest.
All of the following are examples of types of lines except
A. curve
B. zigzag
C. paint
D. wavy
A pattern is a design used once throughout a work of art
A. True
B. False
Contrast is the extreme versions of any of the elements of design. For example rough vs. smooth textures.
What ways can you incorporate Movement in an artwork?
A. the use of lines
B. the use of shapes
C. the use of color
D. all the above
Define Tessellation
A. the scattered positioning of shapes throughout an artwork
B. the loosely designed artwork based on constellations
C. the careful positioning of shapes into a pattern
D. the scattered positioning of patterns throughout an artwork
Step 6
Make sure to be careful and take your time to make sure that your design remains consistent throughout the piece and the colors are changed in the correct sequence.
Step 2
Now cut your index card along the lines you just created. This should leave you with three separate pieces. Tape the piece cut from the horizontal side to the exact opposite side of your index card. Then do the same for the piece cut from the vertical side.
By following these simple step by step instructions you will be able to successfully create a tessellation.
Draw a line on one horizontal and one vertical side of your pre-cut 3X3 index card. You can use organic or geometric shapes to make up your lines for this part of the exercise.
Step One
This exercise is to measure your level of understanding of the vocabulary necessary to create a successful and artistic tessellation.
List the two types of shapes and give one example of each.
How can the use of positive and negative space affect an artwork?
A. Enhances the composition by pushing and pulling through the use of contrast.
B. Incorporates composition into an artwork
C. The contrast in an artwork will provide symmetry in the piece
D. All of the above.
Which image demonstrates symmetrical balance?
Symmetrical Subway By Justin Williams
Starry Night
Vincent van Gogh
A. True
B. False
Which image demonstrates texture?
Money To Burn
JD Hillbery
B. An Actual Brick Wall
A. Graphite Drawing
C. Both
C. Both
Step 3
After you have completed your shape, make a grid of 3X3 squares on your sheet of construction paper.
Step 5
After step 4, create a design that is repeated in every other section. In the remaining shapes use the same design, but change the colors so that they do not match your original set of shapes. If you have an idea that you would like to explore please inform your instructor so that they may assist you.
Step 4
Then trace your design into each square making sure to align the right angle from your design to a right angle on your grid. Continue to do this until your shape fills the entire sheet.
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