Thurs. Jan. 21 #MCEscherChallenge #3Generations #StudioDay #StudioCleanUp

Intro To Art: M.C. Escher Challenge

“Art Block” by PettyArtist
  • Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • Be able to discuss your choices and evaluate a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas by being able to defend the choices made with their peers.

We are down to 2 class days left for working on this midterm project.  While you still maybe in the beginning phases of creating your tessellation, I believe that there are some steps that you definitely DON”T want to follow, as they could set your final piece of for disaster:

  • DO NOT get the two style of tessellations confused (transition and rotation)
  • DO NOT try to get 14 tracings of the pattern done before you’ve figure out what you could make the tessellation into.
  • DO NOT start tracing your tessellation out before you realize what size paper you need.

These may seem like “Duh” ideas, but they are definetly areas where some impatient students find struggles towards the deadline. As always, you can find the HELP FOLDER, featuring the presentation, student examples, as well as artist examplesHERE.  The deadline for this project is January 26 during the hour you take your exam.

Something else that might be interesting to play around with is some ONLINE TESSELLATION CREATORS that you don’t have to worry about cutting out and taping stuff. Here are some links that I was able to find:


Painting 1: 3 Generations Studio Days

  • Conceive and create works of visual art that demonstrate an understanding of how the communication of their ideas relates to the media, techniques, and processes they use by working on a series of watercolor thumbnails that visual detail the appearance(s) of their final painting.
  • Initiate, define, and solve challenging visual arts problems independently using intellectual skills such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation by writing a response to their mid-term proposal.

The class time throughout the week will be dedicated to working specifically on your 3 Generations Mid-Term Painting.  While I am not necessarily requiring you to fill out a Goal Sheet each day, I am expecting that each class period is being used to the fullest extent.

Make each hour you spend with your painting special by focusing in on a specific area that needs attention.  We will meet throughout the week to discuss any items or advice you may need before wrapping up your painting.

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