Tessellations and Art . Student Support Services. What is a Tessellation?. It is a tiling of the plane is a collection of plane figures that fills the plane with no overlaps and no gaps. Types of Tessellations. Regular Tessellations Semi-regular Tessellations. Regular Tessellations.
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There are only 2 polygons that will work for regular Tessellations and those are equilateral triangle, hexagon, and a square.
First, the artist will cut out a shape and then will decide what this particular shape looks like. For example, what does this look like?
Then the artist tessellated it.
He thought it looked like a house so he colored it in like this:
Here is another example. What does this look like?
This is what the artist saw and how he tessellated it.
You can also take a shape, tessellate it and then color it in, like this:
Now it is your turn! We are going to be doing one like the previous one we just saw. Have fun!