Tessellations

Tessellations

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Mrs. Bromme’s art class has been studying tessellations. Tessellations are repeating patterns that connect without gaps or overlaps. The connected shapes make another shape within, often creating an optical illusion. Tessellations help us identify positive and negative images within its’ design.

We paired our tessellation study with a more advanced study of color. By focusing on cool colors – blues, greens and purples – we were able to capture the quiet, calming and wintery effect of snow crystals. Our class discussion emphasized the power color has to help communicate our artistic message.

We’re integrating our learning on this project with Mrs. Miler’s math class. She will be teaching regular, and semi-regular tessellations and the numerical values attached to them. Hopefully our artwork can provide a fun foundation and help students better understand these mathematical concepts.