This no prep, no mess art history packet introduces students to the artist MC Escher. These no prep art history interactive coloring sheets are made with classroom teacher in mind, but are a great staple for any art classroom and make excellent sub plans.
The lesson takes students through an understanding of the artist and the concept of tessellations. Multiple coloring sheets of the artist's work, tessellations and impossible objects are included. Students then apply their knowledge to create their own tessellation design through cutting and taping a square and tracing it onto the worksheet included, then by drawing a tessellation by shape on a worksheet and finally each student will color a butterfly that will be used to create a collaborative display of butterfly art for the culminating project.
About the artist information sheet with examples
4 Tessellation Coloring Sheets and 2 Impossible objects coloring sheets
3 extension activities - creating a tessellation through cutting, taping and tracing, then creating a tessellation through drawing shapes
2 collaborative projects for display - butterfly and lizard
More resources sheet with links to movies and artist gallery of work.
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