Historical, Culturally Diverse, Standards-Based Art Lessons to Inspire Young Artists

About the Artist

M.C. Escher (1898-1972)
Maurits Cornelis Escher, referred to as M. C. Escher, was a Dutch artist.  Tessellations and the imaginative, geometric compositions of this artist are taught to the students.  The students will create unique shapes and move them around the canvas to create their own tessellations which are stained with dry tempera.  Your students will discover an imaginary figure in their shapes and bring their compositions to life.




Chalk, Ink, Oil, Water Color





Student Gallery

M.C. Escher Curriculum & Art Projects for Kids

Art Elements Taught

Patterns and Tessellations

Art Activity Emphasis

Patterns and Tessellations

Student Art Supplies

Powdered paint, colored pencils, cotton

Vocabulary Learned

design, detail, overlapping, pattern, realism, tessellation

This artist unit is part of Track A along with six other artists.  All tracks include:


  • Implementation guide to manage scheduling, volunteers & communication
  • Multi-level, age-appropriate curriculum for all seven artists in this track
  • Engaging PowerPoint visuals that include vocabulary, art concepts & music
  • Timed, illustrated & scripted lessons perfect for teachers or volunteers
  • Hands-on technique worksheets, art project details, art prints, games & props
    *Art supplies and teacher/volunteer training DVDs can be added to your order.

The below artists are part of Track A. Save more with a track purchase & teach all year long.

Student Artwork

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