Learning Objective: I know how to create a repeating pattern in print.
I have highlighted some key words in the learning objective and I would like you to think about what these words mean.
Repeating pattern _________________________________________________________
A repeating pattern is where a pattern is created using pictures, objects or shapes and is repeated in the same way each time.
Print is a technique used in art where an image can be transferred on to other surfaces.
The artist that we are learning about this term is William Morris. Today we are going to be focusing on creating a repeating pattern. William Morris uses repeated images in many pieces of his artwork. Looking at the examples below can you identify the images that have been repeated in the art work?
In the example above William Morris has repeated the images of the bird, berries, branches and leaves.
In the example above William Morris has repeated the images of the flowers, stems and leaves.
Is there anything else you notice about how the images are placed and repeated in this picture?
In the picture William Morris has not only used repeated images, he has also made the images symmetrical. This means that if we were to draw a line done the middle, each side would be the same.
Watch the clip below to learn more about the different techniques you can use for printing.
Task: Create a repeating pattern using leaves that you might find on a walk or even in your garden. Below are some examples that can help and inspire you.
If you do not have paint at home you can still make a repeated pattern using leaves. The clip below demonstrates how to use leaf rubbing to create art.