Learn to create Escher tessellation patterns with easy step-by-step lessons and plenty of examples. You will be drawing true nested shape tessellations in no time at all. No cardboard, no scissors, we will dive into all the symmetry groups over the next while. Using your iPad tablet, I will show you all the tricks I have learned in the last decade of drawing nested shape tessellations using KaleidoPaint. You will become a tessellation artist!
This is the first class in a series of 17 that I will be completing. Why 17? There are 17 ways that you can divide a surface following the rules of symmetry and we will cover them all, one symmetry group at a time.
In this first class I give you a bit of general information about tessellations, about the mastermind behind this tessellation movement, M.C. Escher. Most importantly, I will reveal the magic sentence to get you started on creating your first tessellation.
This time, we will zero-in on symmetry group P4g.
All you need for this class is a good dose of imagination, an iPad, and a stylus. No need for advanced drawing skills. No math skills.
And the KaleidoPaint iPad app is free!