Year 8 students went to the Esscher Museum on Friday 9 February. It was a combined trip between the Maths department and the Art department.
By Steve Barlow
One of the main reasons we were going to the Escher museum was to see the wonders created by the great artist Maurits Cornelis Escher- a truly phenomenal artist.
Another of our intentions was to get inspired by his paintings to make our own tessellations. "A tessellation of a flat surface is the tiling of a plane using one or more geometric shapes, called tiles, with no overlaps and no gaps. In mathematics, tessellations can be generalized to higher dimensions and a variety of geometries."
We saw the different techniques he used and how he put his imagination into the paper. We also took a photo in a room which had a higher side and a deeper side. This made the heights of different children appear out of proportion. The kids loved it!