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MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Repeating Pattern

Class Topic:

Repeating Pattern


(Overview & big concepts)

Students understand pattern and motif, and repetition of patterns and shapes to create an image.

MFA Connections:

D is for Design, Islamic Pottery, Native North American pottery

Art-making activity:

Styrofoam printmaking

Pre-tour group activity:

Compare and contrast 2 works of art from different cultures.

Follow-up activity:

Observe patterns and motifs in everyday life


Created By

Sarah Arcotta