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Creating Learning Networks for African Teachers

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WORD PROCESSING TUTORIAL

EXAMPLE: REPEAT PATTERNS

Pattern is an underlying structure that organizes surfaces or structures in a consistent, regular manner. Pattern can be described as a repeating unit of shape or form, but it can also be thought of as the "skeleton" that organizes the parts of a composition. 

Objectives

To enable the learners discover and exploit the patterns through nature and the objects around them. 
Use ICT as a different way in which their patterns can be reproduced. 

Rationale
This will enable the learner to gain skills in creating patterns from objects he/she is familiar with to form a harmonised piece of artwork. 

Qualities of a Good Repeat Pattern

1. A Repeat Pattern must have an objective and an aim. 
2. It should solve a problem of it should be useful in one aspect or another. 
3. It should be able to repeat or flow. 

Sources of inspiration for patterns can be: 
     Animal skins (domestic and wild) 
     Flowers 
     Fruits and plants 
     Tools 
     Musical Instruments (traditional and modern) 
     Human activities like hunting, digging, etc. 

Artists create patterns and textures using lines and shapes. 

Activities

1. Students go out and draw any two types of fruits they wish to choose. These sketches are made in their sketch books in order to keep a record of their original work. 
2. They can draw the basic shapes of the fruits applying textures and tones. 
3. They could include the leaves to give their drawing a background. 
4. After this, they can select from what they have drawn and make a neat and final drawing on a squared piece of paper. This can be 12cm by 12cm and is usually called a motif. 
This paper is to help them in achieving accurate dimensions when repeating their pattern. 

Hand made Repeat Pattern

1. On a large piece of paper, they can accurately divide it into 12cm by 16cm portions using a faint pencil. 
2. After this, they can tress their motif drawings into the small portions on the large paper. 

Remember to rub out all the pencil marks when all is done. 
 

Using Word to make a Repeat Pattern

1. Using a scanner, scan the motif and save it as "Motif.bmp". 
2. Open the file from MGI PhotoSuite. 
3. From Edit menu, click on Select All. 
4. From the Edit menu, click on Copy. 
5. Open MS. Word. 
6. From the Edit menu, click on Paste. 

7. Repeat the Paste action four times. 



8. Click and drag the images aligning them next to each other. 

9. Holding down the Shift key down, click on each image you have pasted to select them all at once. 

10. Still holding the Shift key, right click the mouse and select Grouping and click Group while pointing to the selected images. 


 

11. Repeat the procedures the number of times you want. 

Changing the colours of the image 

1. Scan the motif in the Gray mode.
 
2. Repeat the steps above. 



3. Print out a copy of your work using a coloured printer. 

Note: Remember to save your work.

Exercise:  

Make a few quick drawings of a flower to use in the motif. Experiment with different textures and shades on your flower drawings and then transfer them onto the motif. 
Repeat the motif on a larger piece of paper, preferably coloured. 

Or 

A local Art museum has requested you to design new curtains for their windows, but they would like to see a sample piece of work that tyou could do. As an art student, design the sample curtain on paper using the repeat pattern methods. 
Print your results. 
 

Related link: 
http://www.ess.dmu.ac.uk/Education/ArtandICT/ArtICTRepeatPattern.htm 
 

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