Pattern with radial drawings

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In Architecture and Design, a Pattern is a decorative design, as for wallpapers, made up of elements in a regular arrangement. Using the drawings in radial symmetry, made in a previous lesson by 7th grade students, we created some amazing patterns with a program of photo collage (but it is also possible with a page of Power Point or Word). The results are astonishing!  We had fun then playing with patterns, by combining them each other.

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  1. Hi- These are incredible! We don’t have photo collage, but do have Word and Powerpoint. How did you do these?

    • hi Alice! Just copy and past small photos of the drawing for 25 times. I’ve found a lot of applications of photo collage for free on line, but I think it will be easy even with Power Point or Word. On a white page you paste the first square ( If is a radial symmetrical drawing it will be more effective, of course). You decide the size ( quite small) and then copy and paste it for several times. Could be boring to join them each other, but with Power Point there are guide lines to join the pictures perfectly. You could try and tell me if you can do it easily.:)

      • Thanks so much. I will try it. Your blog is really amazing and inspiring. We don’t have an art teacher or program at our school, so I am running around trying to get an art education to our 800 middle schoolers and calling that an art program in the hopes that it will gain credibility. I am the school counselor…so it’s double duty, but I am loving it! It really helps to have your lessons, prepare them, gather materials and bring them to the classroom teachers.
        I have another technical question on today’s post and will put it on there.
        Again! Thanks!

        • Wow Alice, what a great job! I have just 200 students and I’m working so hard! But you are even school counselor with 800 students! I’m really glad to meet you, ask me any help you need! 🙂

  2. i am loving your site!! I am an graphic designer/photographer that is transitioning into art. I am in my first year as middle school art teacher so I am in search of innovative projects that can kept the students engaged. It is a true pleasure to work with the students !!!

    • Hi Patty! Nice to meet you, thanks for your comment, you’ve made my day! I like your enthusiasm for teaching art, often we art teachers need a lot of it!
      Happy new year Patty! Keep in touch 🙂

  3. Hi! I’m a 7th Grader and my teacher used this website… I love this site! It gives me examples!

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