Creating Repeat Patterns With Rachel Parker

By Rachel Parker 

In this post, surface pattern designer Rachel Parker shows us how we can create seamless repeat patterns using a ‘square tile repeat’. This resource will get your students thinking about colours and shapes, and the relationship between these components to create an overall balanced pattern. This activity can be adapted for all age groups and gives a great insight into the creative process of a professional pattern designer.

Making a repeat Pattern with Rachel Parker for AccessArt


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Going to use this resource in your setting? We’d love to see any results, and please do make sure you credit appropriately! 

We’d suggest using the following #InspiredBy Rachel Parker on @accessart (or @accessart.org.uk for Instagram)

 

What We Like About This Resource....

“This is a great activity for really tuning into colour and shape. The process is ultimately quite a refined one (ie making a pattern balanced and repeated ‘correctly’) – but there’s plenty of scope for exploring pattern in a more experiential way prior to the refinement page. Try one of the recommended resources below to introduce pattern and begin with some open ended activities to build skill and confidence” – Andrea, AccessArt

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