Greek Mosaic Lesson Plan
4 Days (55 minute class)

Michigan Merit Curriculum:

C.3 Understand, recognize, and use the elements,
organizational principles, patterns, relationships,
techniques, skills, and applications of the visual, performing,
or applied arts discipline.

P.4 Perform, present, exhibit, publish, or demonstrate the
results of the artistic/creative process for an audience.

Objectives:
  • Students will learn about Greek art.
  • Students will create their own Greek inspired mosaic.
  • Students will display their artwork in the hallways.

Vocabulary Words:
Greek art, mosaic, Ionic, Doric, and Corinthian columns

Preparation:
Make copies of Greek worksheets for each student.

Materials and Resources:
  • evaluation sheet
  • example of the project
  • Greek worksheets
  • examples of Greek art and Greek columns
  • pencil
  • assorted colored construction paper 12x18”
  • 9x12” black construction paper
  • 1x12” strips of assorted colored construction paper
  • scissors
  • crayons or markers
  • photographs and/or clip art images of a variety of animals

Motivation-Instruction:
  • Teacher will show example of the project.
  • The class will look at examples of Greek art and columns.
  • Students will read a little about Greek history and Greek art.
  • Go over evaluation sheet and expectations.
  • Students will complete Greek worksheets.

Procedure:
Day 1:
  • Teacher will show example of the project.
  • The class will look at examples of Greek art and columns.
  • Students will read a little about Greek history and Greek art.
  • Go over evaluation sheet and expectations.
  • Students will complete Greek worksheets.

Day 2:
  • Students will draw an animal of their choice (just the face) onto black construction paper (vertical facing).
  • Students will cut tile squares from the 1x12” colored construction paper and begin “tiling” their mosaics.

Day 3:
  • Students will continue “tiling” their mosaics.

Day 4:
  • Students will finish “tiling” their mosaics.
  • Students will cut out, color, and design a Greek temple to glue their animal mosaics onto.
  • Students will turn in their completed artwork. (The neater the artwork and the more details, the better the grade!)

Resources:
Lesson adapted from Judy Decker www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/6mosaic.htm