Printed Tessellations: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: Middle School Art Education Lesson Plan

Art Elements: Shape

Art Skills: Tessellations, Pattern

Making Connections: Math

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The work of M.C. Escher is a great motivator for this lesson. Students absolutely love learning how to create tessellating shapes. Taking this a step further by adding printmaking makes this a winning lesson! If you’re looking for some printmaking tips, check out this article


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3 years ago


  • Mel

    Awesome idea. I’ve done tessellations in the past, but it takes FOREVER for students to color each shape (using a large enough paper to ‘see’ the tessellation pattern). What an easy fun way (I love printmaking) to get a fairly instant result.. without having to devote six weeks! Love it.