Grading rubric - Dr. Bart -Fall 2007

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Points will be assigned for the following components of the project. The objective of the project is to have you explore tessellations through experimentation and thereby follow somewhat in the footsteps of MC Escher. In grading I will be looking for evidence that you thoroughly explored several methods used to create tessellations. Your art work should be a nicely finished project.

The project will be graded out of 100 points. The distribution of points is indicated below.


topic 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Created Required Number
Explored Several Different Techniques
Created Tessellations by Recognizable Figures

Finished Artwork

topic 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Accurate Tessellation (no gaps, repeating pattern, etc.)
Good Use of Materials (quality paper, neatly executed work, etc.)
Polished Work (good choice of motif, level of difficulty, etc.)

Written Report

topic 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Discussion of Sketches (which ones worked, which ones did not)
Description of Final Art Work (how was it created)
Analysis of Art Work (Underlying Geometric Tessellation, Symmetry group, etc.)
Comparison with Escher's Art.