For this session, we will be focusing on ancient Greece. We began our look at Greek art this week by studying vases. The students learned about the major periods of Greek pottery and how pots were made. We saw a brief video about the process from the Getty museum:
Then we began our two class process of making sgrafitto, or scratch vases. First the students drew their vase shape and filled it in with oil pastels:
Then they covered them in black paint:
Stay tuned next week to see how we transform these black vases!