m.c esher inspired TESSELLATIONS
Fourth graders learned about the artist M.C Esher and his tessellations, art and math. We watched a biography video on the artist which showed a lot of his in depth artwork. Then we looked at lots of M.C Esher’s tessellations designs to get inspiration for our own. Then they had to trace a square over and over to fill a big piece of paper. With the square they had to draw two shapes, cut and tape them on the opposite sides. They then had to trace that shape over and over again so that it fits and there is no overlapping or gaps. They then traced with sharpie and added small details to each shape once they figured out what they thought it looked like. The last step was to add color with the choice of watercolor, marker or colored pencils in a pattern. They all came out so unique and different!