Clevedon pupils use maths to create art

PUBLISHED: 14:00 02 February 2018

Clevedon School students have been learning how to use maths to create art.

Clevedon School students have been learning how to use maths to create art.

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A new club has been set up at Clevedon School to bridge the gap between maths and art.

Inspired by the work of 20th century Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher, the class teaches simple tessellations to allow students to come up with their own designs using maths.

Pupils also used maths to explore symmetry and link it to artwork from other cultures.

Headteacher Jim Smith said: “This group is proving popular and a wonderful unusual merging of two great subjects.

“It is giving students an opportunity to explore their talents still further.”

Students also took part in perspective and isometric drawing, constructing the platonic solids and looking at art’s golden ratio – the idea there is no art without mathematics.

Clevedon School also hosts regular art events including Clevedon Art Club’s popular annual exhibition.

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