This week we created a dragon fractal, explored Fibonacci numbers, and drew some plants. Here are the videos/links/notes from class. You can use these to walk through anything that we did together! You have an exploration due next monday, see all the details here. Don’t forget that you have a project due in a couple… Read More Week 2 Notes and Resources
Find or draw a picture you like, with prominent parts inside its outline. The object can contain the parts, such as an owl’s head with two big eyes, or an open book with large illustrations. Or it can be made of the parts, for example, a word out of letters, or a window out of… Read More Exploration 2: Substitution Fractals
We will be using this website https://mathartdesign.wordpress.com for information, links, and other materials. Your projects and grades will be on the myLesley site for this course. Announcements will be posted on both websites (and sent to your lesley email). This first week we started to talk about fractals, working particularly on the Sierpinski triangle and the Koch snowflake. You… Read More Week 1 Information
Your first project is creating a portfolio of fractal images. See details about the project here. The project is due 2/13 due 2/27, and you can find more resources and information about fractals here.
Sketch a simple object or a shape. Let’s call it the base. Mark some points that stick out. For instance, if you draw a cat face, mark the tips of cats’ ears. Draw smaller versions of the base at each of the marked points. Keep repeating until the shapes are too small! You are making… Read More Exploration 1: Tree Fractals
This week, we will start to explore fractals through some hands-on activities. You can find information from the class here.
This semester, we are going to have four units of material. The first will be fractals and iteration. We will be creating fractals, working to understand fractal images better, and exploring the process of iteration that is behind fractal images. Fractals hopefully will spark our interest in the infinite and so we will explore the… Read More M|A|D: Spring 2017
Discover Magazine shares some of their favorites from the 2013 Bridges conference. http://discovermagazine.com/mathart