The Intersections Project: Nadia Hassan

 

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ART I: PATTERN MAKING

IMG_1578PURPOSE: To create patterns with shapes and realize the pattern as a print.
MATERIALS: Small rollers (found in craft stores with children’s art making
supplies), acrylic paint, sticky-backed foam (sold in sheets), scissors, paper,
paint containers, plastic spoons.
SCOPE AND SEQUENCE:
1. Introduction to Artist and pattern.
2. Students and artist discuss and identify patterns.
3. Students create patterns with pre-cut sticky-backed foam shapes.
4. Students secure shapes onto small rollers wrapped in paper so they can
be reused.
5. Using a plastic spoon, students cover the shapes with acrylic paint.
6. Students roll painted shape pattern onto paper. Reapply paint as needed.
7. Students create additional design if there is time.

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ADVANCED STUDIO: REPEATING TILES
PURPOSE: To learn a process to make repeating tiles using a project brief.
MATERIALS: Drawing and painting supplies that students are comfortable using (pencil,
pens, markers, ink, watercolor), paper squares and scissors.
SCOPE AND SEQUENCE:
1. Introduce Artist and graphic design.
2. Discuss and identify patterns.
3. Artist will demonstrate how to structure design to form a repeating tile.
4. Students will make a repeating tile from a project brief.
a. Draw design in the middle of the paper square – keeping the design away from
the sides.
b. Cut through the paper square horizontally.
c. Arrange the two pieces so that there is a blank space through the middle.
d. Secure the two pieces with tape on the back of the design.
e. Continue the design in the blank middle area – keeping away from the right and
left borders.
f. Cut through the paper square vertically.
g. Arrange the two pieces so there is a blank space in the middle vertically.
h. Continue the design in the blank middle area.
5. The repeating pattern is complete.
6. Scan the design for digital manipulation.

 

IMG_1224GRAPHIC DESIGN AND MATH: TESSELLATIONS
PURPOSE: To demonstrate tessellations through pattern making.
MATERIALS: Tessellations worksheet by Nadia Hassan, colored pencils.
ACCESSIBILITY: This lesson can be adapted for students who are blind or with low
vision.
SCOPE AND SEQUENCE:
1. Introduce Artist and pattern.
2. Students and Artist discuss and identify patterns
3. Students color pre-printed tessellations worksheets with square, triangular and octagonal
patterns starting with copying the smaller designs.
4. Students create their own patterns within the context of square, triangular, or octagonal
patterns.
5. Discuss the math and graphic design connections.

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN AND DIGITAL ART: PATTERN MAKING WITH ILLUSTRATOR
PURPOSE: To demonstrate use of Illustrator software in digital pattern making.
MATERIALS: Computer, Illustrator software.
SCOPE AND SEQUENCE:
1. Introduce Artist and Illustrator software.
2. Artist demonstrates how she works in Illustrator to make patterns.
3. Students choose an image from the Illustrator library.
4. Students practice creating repeats in Illustrator.

 

IMG_1440GROUP PROJECT: PATTERN AND PRINT
PURPOSE: To understand the relationship between pattern making and printing.
MATERIALS: Sticky-back foam, acrylic paint, PCV pipe, craft paper, brayers .
SCOPE AND SEQUENCE: : Part 1
1. Students design and cut out a shape from sticky-back foam.
2. PCV Pipe 4” diameter. 10’ in length is cut in 3 foot sections to be used as the roller.
3. Shapes are placed on paper measured to fit the roller.
4. Artist and students add shapes to fill out the pattern.
5. Artist takes a digital photo of the shapes.
6. Paper with shapes is attached to the roller.
7. A 6’ x 3’ of canvas is rolled out on the floor.
8. Artist demonstrates the paint application technique by placing one color of acrylic
paint on a brayer and covering the surface of the shapes on the roller.
9. Artist demonstrates the printing technique by carefully rolling the PVC pipe over the
canvas.
10. Paint is continually applied by two people while another person is rolling.
11.When the print is complete, allow time for paint to dry.
12.Six classes (120+ students) participated in this project.

 

Scope and Sequence: Part 2:
1. Artist digitizes each shape.
2. Artist creates a pattern from the shapes of the combined classes.
3. Artist publishes the pattern on Spoonflower, Inc. an on-demand printing company.
4. Student and artist collaborative pattern is realized as wallpaper.

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