This activity will allow you to discover the satisfaction that comes from creating designs using two simple tools—a compass and a ruler. By creating these repetitive patterns, the beauty of geometric principals will emerge.
This activity has been inspired by the geometric patterns popularly associated with Islamic art, where repeated, tessellating designs reach a pinnacle of precision and scale. These abstract designs not only adorn the surfaces of monumental Islamic architecture but also function as the major decorative element on a vast array of objects of all types. What will you adorn with your design?