Lesson Plans: Greek Vase Painting Project

Vases

Eighth through twelfth grade students step into the world of Greek Black and Red Figure vase painting and create an image in each artistic style, burnishing clay and using black slip, brushes, and needles. An associated trip to a museum to see the real thing is ideal. Also effective with college students and adults.

Everything You Need to Know in Brief

Teachers
Detailed description of the Greek vase Painting Project goals, materials and preparation, class time, pitfalls, and more.

Students
Introduction to Greek vase painting for students, along with step-by-step directions for creating Black Figure and Red Figure tiles, write-up guidelines, and more.

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