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Many works of art and architecture are made by using one or two shapes in a repetitive pattern. Repeating patterns are also used to design fabric and wallpaper. Use everyday found objects as stamps and create a patterned masterpiece.
Discuss some items that use repetitive patterns in their designs. Some examples are wallpaper, oriental rugs, fabric, wrapping paper, tile floors, etc. The artist Victor Vasarely used many repeating lines and shapes to create his paintings. He was known as the “Father of Op Art.” Show examples of some objects and art that incorporate these ideas.
Collect found objects that could be used to paint and stamp onto paper. For example: a pencil eraser, a cap of a Crayola® Washable Marker, cut out shapes from cardboard, bubble wrap, cookie cutters, a cardboard tube or corrugated cardboard, etc. Make sure that all items used could either be washed with water when finished or thrown out.
Cover work space with recycled newspaper and provide paper towels for cleaning.
Students select a piece of any Crayola Construction paper and pour each color of Artista II® Washable Tempera Paint into a clean, recycled foam produce tray. Use Arts & Crafts Brushes or foam rollers to apply paint to each found object. Encourage students to gently stamp each painted object onto their construction paper.
Encourage children to use a repetitive design in their art work. Use stamps in horizontal or vertical lines; use one stamp for each row. This application will create an all over pattern.
Washable Tempera Paint cleans up with soap and water. Wash brushes and any objects you will use again after use. Allow art work to dry before hanging.
Investigate and experience the fun of M. C. Escher’s tessellating shapes. Students create their own tessellating shapes
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