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European Awareness Week - Greece

Discussion in 'Art and design' started by aandyr123, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. aandyr123

    aandyr123 New commenter

    Hello everyone. I am a Year 2 teacher and am about to teach my class all things to do with greece. Last year I made Greek pots with them but we have already used clay once this year and I am planning on using it again next term so I don't want to use clay again.

    Has anyone got any good ideas for somwthing i can make/paint with my year 2 class.

    Thank you

  2. Hi Andy
    How about Greek masks based on the theatre and drama of ancient greece. Buy some of the plastic ones and paper mache with strips to strenthen, then mix up a pulp using pva and shredded/ripped paper and build up areas. When dry can be painted like stone or decorated with colour. Dependant on your budget you can buy stone effect spray paint (obviously not for the Year 2 to use!)
    Good luck

  3. aandyr123

    aandyr123 New commenter

  4. Wolfiefish

    Wolfiefish New commenter

    Hello there, here are some Greek ideas for you.
    The most famous Greek design is called the Meander, it's everywhere. You could make cardboard print blocks and print them. Or use a simple computer program like Microsoft paint to design some for decoration.
    Here is a web site:
    Or an old form of entertainment in Greece is a shadow puppet theatre called "Karagiozis", it's still going strong now, my kid loves it. You could make Karagiozis puppets, they are simply flat puppets which are controlled by using two sticks attatched.
    Info about them:
    You tube vid:
    Or the Greeks have a symbol of the evil eye, (to ward off bad luck), and I have seen paper weights which are painted in this design. Basically pebbles from the beach.
    Evil eye design:
    I work in a British school in Athens. As you are looking at Greece maybe we could set up some letter exchange between pupils or something.
    our web site is: www.byroncollege.gr
    Contact the school with any ideas you might have.
  5. Hi
    I am doing an international day focusing on Greece as a partnership community project with primary and secondary schools, I 've sent you an e-mail, thanks for the great links.

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