Tessellations and technology

5th Graders selected from a translation, rotation or reflection tessellation.  They then drew an image with a main subject and some supporting characters.  They outlined them in fine line sharpies, then used colored pencils to color in.  I then color copied them and they cut them out and glued them down.  The rubric was relatively simple, with 2 written questions hopefully to make them think how technology can help artists.  I will let you know what they say about their projects later.

They loved looking at the tessellations and the art of M.C. Escher.

This site links to many resources about Tessellations.


Once the tessellations are on display I will have students pair up and begin the process of grading the projects.  They are given the rubric and they are to have a conversation about what was suppose to be in the piece of art.  I caught a small portion of the discussion.  Of course when I stop filming the great comments and discussion happened.  Never fails!


2 Comments on “Tessellations and technology”

  1. mia says:

    As a 5th grader this was one of the coolest projects! I think these turned out awesome!!!

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