Course: Graphic Design
Grade Level: 10th Grade
Duration: Year-Long Course

Unit: Patterns
Project: Patterns, Part 2

Challenge: Choose your favorite pattern from Part 1. Make a full page drawing in which you both use the pattern and break the pattern.


  • Your drawing must include at least several repeats of your original pattern.
  • Your artboard can be any shape as long as it is smaller than 8.5 x 11 inches.
  • The pattern in your drawing needs to be broken somewhere in your drawing.
  • Your composition must be asymmetrical
  • No stars.

Objectives: Students will be able to...

  • make a digital drawing that takes into account the entire artboard.
  • make a composition in which they both create and break a rule.
  • make a balanced composition.
  • make a drawing with contrast.
  • make a well-crafted drawing using Illustrator.

Student Work: