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Lesson Plans

Re: Greek Art

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Lydia West (LydiaWest)
Fri, 16 Jan 1998 08:32:38 EST

My cooperating teacher for the elementary part of my student teaching did this
project with his 2nd graders:
After reading them the story of Icharus and Dedalus(although I suppose
any Greek myth would work), the students were to draw a scene from the story
on heavy white paper using pencil. They outlined their drawings w/black
sharpie markers, and were instructed to color them using only warm colors
(they could use any shades of orange, red, and yellow they had in their
boxes). They painted a black wash over theur drawings.
Next, the students were shown examples of Greek amphora, and the
teacher demonstrated how to fold large orange const. paper in half, draw a
half amphora-like shape, and cut it out (since each student drew his/her own
shape, they were all diferent- it was pretty neat!) Students used black
crayon to add patterns to the top and bottom of the amphora, leaving the
"belly" empty.
Finally, students took their original drawings and glued them to the
belly of the amphora (part of the drawing stuck out all around; the students
were to turn their work over and trim off the excess).
Since much of the project was open-ended, each one was very unique -
they also looked beautiful as a group! The whole project took three 1-hr.
periods to complete. Hope this helps!

Lydia West