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Lesson Plans

Re: Re: Tesselations

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Mon, 6 Jul 1998 06:08:28 EDT

Betti, I haven't tried tesselations in clay, sounds interesting though. Do
you have some ideas about it? When I work with tessellations, we start off
using a software program called "Tesselmania" which has a great tutorial that
illustrates what happens to a shape when the tesselation applications are
applied. The students then produce several tesselations and since this is a
relatively simple program, I require that they draw their own images inside
their tile, since the computer does all of the tedious work. After they
choose their favorite one, it is printed and brought back to the classroom to
apply more traditional media. Some suggestions: 1) Find the original tile
and "morph" it into another object, colored pencils and markers seem to match
the computer inks better; 2) Cut up the tesselations and make an abstract
sculpture; 3) Use the tesselation as borders and/or art work in a collage,
handmade book or other art project.

I'm sure there are a gazillion other things one could do with this comptuer
image. Let me know if you find other ideas.

Judie J