Exploring Tessellations

Start Date:
Aug 7, 2021
Finish date:
Aug 7, 2021
40.00 USD
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Exploring Tessellations Online Workshop with Ben Marder

Saturday August 7th from 4pm – 6:30pm

Are you intrigued by patterns and shapes? Shapes have mystical properties. A tessellation is a repeating pattern without any gaps between shapes. It can be representational or purely geometric. Through using the app Amaziograph, the process of creating your own tessellations becomes very accessible. Ben Marder has been making tessellations for many years and in this workshop, he will guide you through the process. Together you will explore processes and techniques, learn about the theories behind them, and explore what they can offer your art process going forward.  

For this online workshop, you will need a device such as an iPad, tablet, or smartphone. A drawing stylus is great but you can also use your finger. Download Amaziograph for $1. You will also need access to a home computer to participate in zoom sessions.

Massachusetts-based artist and writer, Ben Marder, brings creative visions to life while also exploring how art creates community. He has been teaching art in community settings since 2012. A graduate of The Rhode Island School of Design, Ben uses his painting and drawing to bring thoughtful intention to imaginary worlds. His favorite medium is mixed media and he also utilizes digital arts. Ben’s illustrations seek to offer an emotional understanding to more formal narrative works. He has written and illustrated his first children’s book Little Eddaling, inspired by his love for the natural world. He is also a proud member of, The Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. He is also currently working as a freelance illustrator at eLife Sciences and UpWork. His illustrations have been published in such places as Nature & Current Opinion in Neurobiology.

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