Escher-type Tessellations and Pull-up Polyhedra: Creative Learning for the Classroom

E.B. Meenan and B.G. Thomas
Proceedings of Bridges 2010: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2010)
Pages 539–544 Workshop Papers


In this practical workshop participants will gain an appreciation of how Dutch artist M.C. Escher created his intriguing tessellations through the distortion of simple shapes and the application of geometric transformations. Participants will be guided through the creation of their own Escher-type tessellations and these ideas will be extended into three-dimensions with pull-up Platonic solids patterned with Escher's designs.