Ancient Greece Art Game
You will create an ancient greece art vase by rolling the die and collecting the different parts required to create it. First, choose a vase shape and trace it. Then using mahogany paint and a stiff, flat paintbrush, lightly paint across the vase with quick strokes of the brush. Let dry. Next, roll the die to select which figure you’re going to add to your vase. Draw it large, leaving room for the border designs. Trace over the figure (and all subsequent designs) in permanent marker.
Next, roll the die to select your first border and draw it. Roll the die three more times to determine the last three borders you’ll add (borders #2 – #4). Draw them into your design. Once completed, outline the entire vase in permanent marker and cut it out.
First, print out the game and picture directions back-to-back. Then give them dice and watch them have fun creating their own art project independently. Once completed, have students use the self-assessment rubrics to evaluate their artwork based on craftsmanship, creativity, following directions, work habits, project goals, and clean up. And then have them complete the “Big Ideas” sheet so they can connect the creation process to their learning.
5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade
Main Learning Objective
Students will be able to create an ancient greek vase using an easy, loose painting technique and pairing it with traditional greek designs.
- Washable Tempera Paint
- Permanent Marker
You Will Receive
- 13-page, non-editable PDF (Ancient Greece Art Game)
- 9-page non-editable PowerPoint presentation
- Dice game
- Step-by-step picture tutorial and directions
- 5 Greek vase templates (pelike, volute krater, bell krater, calyx krater, and stamnos)
- Visual Arts Self-Assessment Rubrics
- Artist “Big Ideas” Reflection Sheets
Matches perfectly with my Ancient Greek unit. My students enjoyed making a team vase for their group folders. – Jaret
Students could work independently and at their own pace to create a personalized vase. – Shalon
Perfect for a sub fits well into curriculum. – K J