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Ancient Greek Vases

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Design +5 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)

Resources and directions for middle school Greek vase art project.


Directions:

  1. On a piece of orange construction paper draw an outline of a Greek vase, (or vessel, pot, jar)
  2. Cut out your vase.
  3. Choose a story or image from ancient Greece. Examples include greek myths, Olympics, and battle stories.
  4. In the center of the vase use a black sharpie marker to illustrate your story.
  5. On the neck and base of your vase use at least 5  of the patterns to decorate. (2+ on neck,3+ on base)
  6. Finally, glue your orange vase onto a piece of black construction paper
  7. Save the extra orange paper that you cut away for decorating the edges like a mosaic alternating with white.


Greek Vase

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Vase

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Vase

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Design for a Vase and Figure Sketches

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Mycenaean Stirrup Vase

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Clay Vase (Alabastron)

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Vase, Round Bottom, Long Neck

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Globe-Shaped Vase (Alabastron)

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Shallow Vase-"Little Master" Cup

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

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Tracey Barhorst

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Tracey Barhorst

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Tracey Barhorst

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Tracey Barhorst

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Tracey Barhorst

Painted Sherd: Warrior Leaving Home

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Attic Red-Figured Pelike and base

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.