Art Techniques

Tessellation Art Technique

A finished tessellation picture.

A tessellation is like a mosaic, using small squares to make a repetitive picture. Try this tessellation art technique on your own.

What You'll Need:

  • Drawing paper
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Colored pencils


Step 1: Draw a grid of nine squares on a piece of drawing paper. On the left side of one square, draw a curvy line. Repeat that same line on the left side of each square.

Step 2: Now draw a different curvy line at the top of the first square. Then draw the curvy line at the top of each remaining square. Take a look at the squares to see what the shape is starting to look like.

Step 3: Fill in more lines to create a shape, repeating the same line in each square. Each line creates part of the next square's design.

When you are done, you should have the same shape in each square. Color in your design using colored pencils.

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