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Inspired by Escher’s tessellations? Now you can give it a go at home!

M. C. Escher’s tessellations are instantly recognisable; abstract shapes or animals repeated in a pattern to fill a space without any gaps or overlays to create a dizzying display of symmetry. These new tutorials, from artist and educator Chris Watson, will tell you all you need to know about the basic principles of tessellation and, more importantly, how you can have a go yourself!

What is Tessellation?
An introduction to tessellation, explaining the basic principles.

Make a Tessellation: Bird

This tutorial comes with worksheet downloads. Follow the instructions to make a tessellating bird pattern. For the more adventurous - follow the rules to come up with your own unique designs.

Don’t forget to share your designs on twitter and tag your post with #iseeEscher. 

You can find out more about Chris's work with tessellation here.