KS3 Pattern Design

I have been teaching pattern design inspired by MC Escher to my Year 8 groups in school. By the end of the project, students were able to understand how to abstract sections of previous drawings and develop them into patterns. They looked at 4 simple pattern repeats: basic, half drop, 90 degree rotation and reflection. […]

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Continuous Line Drawings

This was a starter lesson which┬áintroduced new keywords: Abstract and Expressive. It taught students that they can create drawings which aren’t ‘life like’ and focused on improving observation. The students had already tried continuous line drawings but only briefly, so I expanded the idea and spent around 25 minutes on this activity with the class. […]

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