This project was an excellent introduction to pattern and history in graphic design. It was also a great way to refresh my students memories in terms of using Adobe Illustrator. Since some of my graphic design 2 students had never done anything in Adobe Illustrator due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this was a great first lesson for them too.
Below is an explanation of the assignment, along with lots of examples of their work! I also included the PDF about the different art movements with links to examples for student inspiration.
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I am a 7th year high school art teacher in Rochester, MN. I have taught middle school for 2 years and high school for almost 5 years. I truly enjoy working with students on a daily basis. I also enjoy teaching real-world skills such as problem solving, using technology, and the power of teamwork and collaboration. My joy is sharing my passion for art with others!