Art in Action
Program 6: Ancient Art
By exploring art from ancient civilizations, students expand their skills with color, design, and perspective, in addition to learning classical forms and ideals. Students design Egyptian stele, draw Mesopotamian animals, experiment with Chinese brush painting, and practice detailed incising while creating clay mummiform figures. Other projects include a Greek vase and classical Greek temple, a charcoal and chalk pastel piece inspired by a Roman portrait, and a dreamlike story using colored markers on a transparency inspired by Marc Chagall’s America Windows.
- Online interactive curriculum website with printable teaching notes, images and a robust community forum
- Webinar orientation and grade-specific training
- Year-round support