STEM Club Tiles and Tessellations
A  tessellation  or  tiling  is a collection of two dimensional shapes that fit together with no overlaps and no gaps.
Most tiles are made from polygons, but some are not…
M.C.Escher was a  Dutch graphic artist
He is famous for creating amazing tessellations, like these…
 
Think you can’t do that? These designs were created by Y8 and Y9 students…
This design was created starting from a rectangle.  Can you see how?
In fact, it’s really easy to create a real work of art!
So, are you ready for a challenge?
Can we transform this…
into something like this?
What will we need to do? <ul><li>Learn how to make an unusual shape that will tessellate </li></ul><ul><li>Choose some des...
Picture Credits <ul><li>Flower Tiles by Svadilfari  </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/22280677@N07/2936079517...
Picture Credits <ul><li>Escher Sidewalk by aprilandandy </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/aprilandrandy/29654...
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Making Escher Tiles

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We challenged members of our school STEM club to create some Escher style tiles.

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Making Escher Tiles

  1. 1. STEM Club Tiles and Tessellations
  2. 2. A tessellation or tiling is a collection of two dimensional shapes that fit together with no overlaps and no gaps.
  3. 3. Most tiles are made from polygons, but some are not…
  4. 4. M.C.Escher was a Dutch graphic artist
  5. 5. He is famous for creating amazing tessellations, like these…
  6. 7. Think you can’t do that? These designs were created by Y8 and Y9 students…
  7. 8. This design was created starting from a rectangle. Can you see how?
  8. 9. In fact, it’s really easy to create a real work of art!
  9. 10. So, are you ready for a challenge?
  10. 11. Can we transform this…
  11. 12. into something like this?
  12. 13. What will we need to do? <ul><li>Learn how to make an unusual shape that will tessellate </li></ul><ul><li>Choose some designs that we will use to make tiles </li></ul><ul><li>Make tiles out of clay </li></ul><ul><li>Paint our tiles </li></ul><ul><li>Display them and admire our work </li></ul>
  13. 14. Picture Credits <ul><li>Flower Tiles by Svadilfari </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/22280677@N07/2936079517/ </li></ul><ul><li>Used under Creative Commons Licence </li></ul><ul><li>Tile in entrance by tandemracer http://www.flickr.com/photos/tandemracer/53278220/ </li></ul><ul><li>Used under Creative Commons Licence </li></ul><ul><li>A Night on the Tiles by SplodgusMaximus http://www.flickr.com/photos/splodge/1386922355/ </li></ul><ul><li>Used under Creative Commons Licence </li></ul><ul><li>Escher Lizards by blmurch </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/blmurch/1155311612/ </li></ul><ul><li>Used under Creative Commons Licence </li></ul>
  14. 15. Picture Credits <ul><li>Escher Sidewalk by aprilandandy </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/aprilandrandy/29654082/ </li></ul><ul><li>Used under Creative Commons Licence </li></ul><ul><li>Escher Symmetry by Pieter Musterd </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/piet_musterd/141828189/ </li></ul><ul><li>Used under Creative Commons Licence </li></ul><ul><li>Other photos by Lois Lindemann </li></ul><ul><li>All licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License </li></ul><ul><li>Making Escher Tiles </li></ul><ul><li>a slideshow by Lois Lindemann is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License </li></ul>

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