LESSON 1: Objective- combining tessellations with photography using technology such as Photoshop. Intro to cropping; negative space vs positive space. (optional: consider actually printing/cutting the tessellations to create a puzzle.)
While at first glance these stunning black and white portraits look like they were created in Illustrator, you'd be surprised to find out they're actually pen drawings. 20-year-old England-based artist Josh Bryan has a set called Triangulations where he's taken some well-known celebrities - like Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein, Helen Bonham Carter, and Johnny Knoxville - and created their likeness in abstract, geometric form. Hundreds of tiny triangles make up each face.
Within the hand are proportions that reflect the Golden Ratio, also known as Phi, equal to approximately 1.618. Between the segments on a finger, the relationship between one joint to the next equates to Phi; this ratio is also expressed in other proportions of the human body.