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A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Art Project: Greek Drinking Vessel

We've progressed through history to our next Art In History project!  I shared our Canopic Jars and Tomb Walls when we were studying Ancient Egypt.

Now we're learning about Ancient Greece, and these Greek Drinking Vessels go just perfectly with what we've been studying.  I actually stumbled upon Art In History from another blog's review, and was thrilled with the idea.

I love that everything comes in the kit.  It's nice not to have to scramble for the right type of paint, the right color, or the right brush.

The kids have learned new techniques from these projects, too.  I would never have thought to teach them to sponge on the base layer.

I try to make these a two day project, allowing the paint to dry well in between, but the kids are always too excited.  Good thing the paint dries quickly!  I hate to dampen so much enthusiasm.

I like that these are a guided project, and yet still allow so much room for creativity to shine through.

The projects all turn out so individual.

Eli went with geometric designs.

Brianna used bold lines.

Captain Jack asking, "Why is the rum always gone?"  The figures on his vessel are armed with swords, of course.

What's perfect about this is that we've been reading and learning about Greek pottery in our art book and in our readings, as well.

After we get next year's curriculum, I plan to see which projects will go with what we'll be learning about and place another order.  These are such a treat!  I know Brianna, who will be off to classroom school next year, will be sad to miss out on them.  Personally, I'm looking forward to the Terra Cotta Warrior, since visiting the actual site is on my bucket list.

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  1. Love this idea! Thank you for sharing!

    1. We have one last project from AIH for this school year, coming soon! :) I'm really looking forward to ordering next year's projects.