Week 3 – Our Final Week!

Terracotta Panathenaic prize amphora Attributed to the Euphiletos Painter, 530 BC

Terracotta Panathenaic prize amphora

Attributed to the Euphiletos Painter, 530 BC

 
 

Going back to where it all began

We couldn't study the olympics through art history without looking at something from Greece! This vase depicts athletes at the Panathenaic games.

These games were held every 4 years, but unlike the olympics, they also included religious, musical, and cultural events as well.

Panathenaic games vase Project

  1. Get a paper grocery bag, and draw a vase shape for your child (or let them draw it). Hint: This type of vase usually had a narrow neck and base and tight handles.
  2. Cut out your vase.
  3. Use a black crayon to draw athletes for an event. This style of art is called black-figure painting. 

These vases were probably the awards that the winning athletes would receive. They would be filled with oil. (Fun Fact: If you want to... draw a rooster on your vase. Many of these vases have an image of a rooster on them, but no one has ever figured out why.)

 

This concludes our Olympics Art 3-Week Challenge!

Thanks so much for participating, and I hope you had SO MUCH FUN!

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