Greek Pots

Greek Pots

Year 5

During Summer term 2015, children from Year 5 were learning about Greece.

Their artwork, inspired by the traditional pots from Greece, was created by the children using brown parcel paper cut into their desired pot shape, and collaged onto the surface of brightly coloured card.  Professional illustrators pens were used to decorate their pots with repetitive patterns that were found on the Greek pots, alongside the children’s own designs.

Greek pots are important because they tell us so much about how life was in Athens and other ancient Greek cities.  Pots came in all shapes and sizes depending on their purpose, and were often beautifully decorated with scenes from daily life, as well as intricate patterns.

The final artwork includes all of the children’s illustrations pieced together to create a patchwork of ancient Greek pots, with a contemporary twist.