We are a creative homeschooling family of 3. I have homeschooled my 2 boys from the start and we do lots of unit studies and get out into our beautiful part of the world as often as we can.
As the boys are getting older and we are getting busier I find I am posting less about our journey but will continue to update occasionally.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Ancient Art

This week we have been looking at ancient art forms.
Mr10 is making a mini book for his lapbook.We visited Ancient Egypt and looked at the ancient Egyptian decorations
decorated a sarcophagus
We also played with heiroglyphs, and looked at the murals done so long ago on the walls of the tombs.We drew them first using charcoal on good quality thick paper.
Then we filled them in with acrylic paint,
leaving the edges and some gaps to give an aged lookOnce they were dry we painted over the top with artists inks.
They were left to dry for a few hours and then rinsed off under the hot tapWe then dried them flat on some newspaper and finally glued them into our art journals.
Our next stop was Ancient Greece
we looked at all of the periods of pottery, and the distinctive shapes.Had a quick lesson on symetry
and folded some 'terracotta' coloured paper in half.traced our pots on the back and cut them out,
all ready to decorate with a black sharpie marker.

1 comment:

Joanne said...

Love those terracotta pots! They look amazing.