PYP unit 2: Where we are in Place and time (Ancient Civilizations)
Central Idea: Ancient civilizations continue to influence our everyday lives.
Age group: Grade 5 (11-12 year olds)
Media: painting, drawing/sketching, collograph prints, collage
Elements of Art: line, shape, colour, form, texture, space
Here’s how we did it!
Tuning in: Students watched a variety of videos about art from ancient civilizations and used their ipads and research skills to find out facts about an ancient civilization that interested them.
Living in Rome and a field trip to Pompeii made it rather easy for students to explore ancient art further.
Finding out and Sorting out:
After researching students then learnt about collograph techniques and experimented with some basic printmaking using found objects.
Next students were asked to experiment with different materials to discover which made the best plates and therefore the best prints.
Materials we tried:
Flowers, wooden sticks, cardboard, netting, foam, polystrene, string, mosaic tiles,paper plates, feathers, rice, bubble wrap, foam, string, hot glue from hot glue guns, toothpicks, straws
Here is a list of materials that were more successful:
paper plates, wooden sticks, feathers, rice, cardboard, bubble wrap, foam, string, mosaic tiles
Students then spent time drawing and planning their own artworks and created a base plate.